We still have a few cold months left before we get to spring. That’s why you need to keep up with your garage door maintenance so that everything runs smoothly through the rest of the season. Here are some steps for effective garage door maintenance during the winter.
Lubricate All of your Metal Moving Parts
When the weather is especially cold and moist, the rollers, springs, hinges, and tracks of your garage door will become sticky. This makes it harder for your door to open and close. That’s why a step of garage door maintenance should be to lubricate your metal moving parts. An oil-based lubricant is recommended. Just make sure you get rid of any excess lubricant so that it doesn’t get on the floor.
Fix/Replace Your Weather Stripping
There’s no season more important than winter for monitoring your weatherstripping. Weatherstripping is critical because it keeps cold air from getting into your garage. It also helps stop mold from forming.
Next time you’re doing garage door maintenance, check your weatherstripping. If you see that it’s loose or cracked, get it repaired or replaced with the help of a professional.
Check Your External Keypad
Winter brings about extreme weather, and it can do severe damage to your external keypad, draining the battery faster than normal. That’s why you should get your battery replaced ahead of time to keep it going strong for the whole winter.
Organize Your Garage
Garage door maintenance doesn’t stop with the door itself. You should also be sure you can easily access all of the tools in your garage that are needed to handle any snow or ice buildup around your door. A little organization goes a long way towards keeping your door in functional shape. If your garage doesn’t already have shelves and hooks to organize your tools, you might want to consider having some installed. This eases the burden of having to search through your garage for the tools you need.
Get A Garage Door Inspection
It’s better to address problems early on than to let them grow and become bigger problems down the road. That’s why it’s best to get your garage door inspected by a professional. Having the eyes of an expert helps you find problems you may have overlooked. You can also get their recommendations on how to handle these problems.
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.