The fall season has now arrived, and with fall comes cooler temperatures, falling leaves, and pumpkins. One thing that might not be at the front of your mind when thinking about fall is garage door maintenance, but we want to emphasize that fall is the perfect season to take a look at your door and see if anything is wrong. Today, we’ll take a look at some of the maintenance tasks you should think about performing for your garage door this fall.
Check for Any Holes Near Your Garage Door and Get Them Sealed
This will be important at any time during the year, but with temperatures getting cooler in the fall, you don’t want outside air sneaking into your garage and making your house’s interior less comfortable.
To keep air from getting inside your garage, you’ll need to check for any holes that could be allowing air to flow in. Also, find out if you can feel or hear any air drafts near your garage door.
If you think your garage door has any openings for air to get inside, install some weatherstripping to give your door a protective sealant between your house’s interior and the outdoor elements.
Take a Look at Your Tracks
Take some time to look at the tracks and ensure that there is no debris cluttering them or any rust forming. In addition, check to see if your tracks have begun to bend. Addressing these problems early on is important for making sure you avoid more time-intensive and expensive repairs down the road.
If problems have become too large for you to handle by yourself, you should hire a professional to deal with the issues for you.
Coordinate a Garage Door Inspection With a Professional
Not every aspect of garage door maintenance should be done by yourself. At a certain point, you’ll want to bring in a professional garage door contractor for help. Let a professional inspect your door and see if they can find any problems with it. After working on garage doors for years, professionals have learned to identify problems while they are still not causing too much harm. This means you can address problems without spending too much time or money on them. Sometimes, professionals will even notice issues that you might not see yourself. Just having an extra pair of eyes can be a big help, especially a pair of specially trained ones.
Let First Choice Garage Doors Find The Right Door For You
Since 2004, First Choice Garage Doors has been providing quality service in Maryland, Delaware, Northern Virginia, and Pennsylvania. We offer services like garage door installation and replacement, as well as maintenance and repair. We specialize in the repair and maintenance of garage doors and their accessories. Here at First Choice Garage Doors, we work with top manufacturers in the industry, including Amar Entrematic, Clopay, Wayne Dalton, and Artisan.