Winter is coming, which is why it’s a good idea to start getting your garage door repairs done now. Be prepared for the weather. You’ll thank yourself during the next blizzard when everything is frozen but your garage door still works beautifully.
Here are a few garage door repair tips for getting it ready for winter. Make sure your overhead door is lubricated properly. Cold weather affects the metal frames on the door, which can cause it to become stuck in the track. Use a good quality lubricant to keep things running smoothly.
Also, make sure to inspect your garage door trolley for any signs of damage. A change in weather temperature can often cause rust and other issues that may cause issues with opening your garage door. A broken garage door opener trolley can be repaired or replaced by a knowledgeable technician.
Frozen water near a garage door tends to catch the weather stripping as it sticks to the ground. When you raise the door, it peels away, ruining the seal and insulation on the interior. Use a broom to brush snow, water and ice away from the bottom of the door to protect the weather stripping.
Salt and grime are as much a part of winter as snow and hot chocolate. Dirty snow sludge can block the photo eyes which are designed to sense obstructions and cause your door not to work properly. Keep these clean of grime to ensure the door continues to work properly.
The Warmth and Protection of Insulated Garage Doors
If you do live in an area that gets cold or you just want extra protection from Sacramento’s hot summers, consider installing an insulated garage door. An insulated door is a lot more energy efficient. If your garage is attached to the house, the insulated door will not only keep your garage warmer but cut down on the heating bills of the house as well.
Because most garages are not designed as living spaces, they tend to have more gaps in windows, walls, and paneling. This makes them terribly inefficient. An insulated door can better seal your garage door and increase its efficiency. It can also help protect your car against extreme conditions.
As an added bonus, insulated doors are also very durable. It will stand up to kids, cars, and equipment better. Insulated doors are usually steel or aluminum doors with solid core insulation sandwiched between single or dual panels. Regular doors tend to be thin, hollow metal which dents easily.
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It’s also a good idea to have your garage door inspected periodically, usually about once a year. Having a professional look at it just before winter can help you prepare for the cold by being up on any needed repairs ahead of time. Call Sac’s Garage Door Repair to schedule an inspection. Serving the Roseville and Greater Sacramento areas, we feature a 100% guaranty.