When it’s cold and snowing outside, coming home to a broken garage door is not the best situation to be in. Don’t get left out in the cold! Follow these simple safety tips to keep your garage door functioning in top condition.
A garage door is a very large, heavy moving appliance. It is recommended that you have annual maintenance performed on your door. This can help prevent more expensive problems from happening later on. Below are some basic maintenance tips that will help prolong the lifespan of your garage door.
At least monthly, you should inspect all of the components of your garage door system. If everything looks up to par, you can put a small amount of a general lube into the moving parts. This will keep your door working wonderfully for a long time to come. If something seems broken or off track, you need to have a professional repair company take a look as soon as possible to address the matter before it gets any worse.
Don’t forget to clean your door! Use a soft cloth to wipe down the door. You can mix detergent and water to clean off debris from your door. Make sure you rinse the door thoroughly. Once the door is clean you can apply car wax to help protect it from acid rain, rust and the sun. It also gives the door a nice, sleek finish.
Check the weather stripping at the bottom of your garage door. Is it cracked? Replace it! If there are cracks in the seal, snow and cold drafts can come into your garage. Having a well-sealed garage door can help to keep you and your garage warm in cold temperatures!
Keeps these maintenance tips in mind so you can get your garage door ready for winter while helping to keep it functioning longer!