Winter can have some damaging effects on a home. Pipes breaking, gutters clogging and breaking and the same can be said for garage doors. The winter can play havoc with anything metal or water especially. That includes parts of your garage door. So we are going to take a look at some of the things you can do to prepare your garage door for the winter, and some hazards that winter can do to your garage door.
Your Garage Door Springs.
When the steel in your garage door springs get cold, if they are old and rusted, they can break. It is always a good idea to inspect your springs for rust and keep them lubricated.
Garage Door Rollers
You should check your garage door rollers a couple of times in a year. You want to check to ensure they’re not worn, cracked or chipped. If any of them are, you will need to replace them. You can order garage door rollers here.
Garage Door Seal.
Your garage door seal keeps away water and any critters that may want to cozy up in a warm garage. Check to make sure your garage seals nice and tight with the ground. Cold weather can crack old rubber, so make sure there are no real visible cracks in the garage door seal.
Your Garage Door Track.
Winter winds and rain can blow in dust and debris, making the garage door’s assentation of dissension not as smooth or can hang up altogether. Wipe away dust and debris to keep the door’s tracks clean and clear.
Your External Keypad
With winter weather conditions can wreak havoc on your external keypad and drain its battery. The best thing to do is to replace your keypad’s battery in advance to keep it running strong.
Clean Your Garage Door and Fix Any Paint Issues
Cold wet weather can make any paint or rust spots worse on the garage door. You will want to keep your garage door clean and fix any chipped paint. See our post on how to clean and fixed chipped garage door paint for more details.
Older Garage Door Openers.
If you own an older model that is upwards of 15 to 20 years old, the cold weather can make your garage door opener lag in it’s timing. Newer models are built to withstand the outside temperatures better. If you are ready to get a new garage door opener in the Houston area, please give us a call at 281-748-9542 to schedule an appointment.
Garage Door Tune-Up
We recommend having your garage door professionally serviced once every 2 years, to keep things in good running order. Among other things some garage doors develop over time is the need for the track and cables to be realigned, due to the settling of the house and concrete slab, especially in cold weather where metal and ground contracts.
Consider scheduling Spectrum Overhead Door LLC’s “LUBE AND TUNE” garage door tune-up special today, and enjoy the peace of mind and security of a well-tuned garage door.
Spectrum Overhead Door is an A+ BBB rated garage door repair service company located off of I-10 West. We are locally owned and operated and proud to serve Houston and surrounding areas with exceptional garage door repair and installation service.
CALL 281-748-9542 for questions or to book an appointment.