Want to avoid costly and time-consuming repairs during the Winter months? Then now is the time for some Fall garage door maintenance! By taking action now, you can prolong the service life of your garage door while identifying fixable issues before they become a problem. Ensuring a safe, working garage door for years to come. Follow our top 5 tips for Fall Garage Door Maintenance.
Seal Any Gaps That May Be Present
Visually inspect your garage door for places where light may be seeping in from outside and repair accordingly to minimize the winter elements from entering your garage. Remember to also look for air drafts along your garage door and windows as well. Repairing any gaps with weatherstripping or sealant.
Stay On “Track”
Your garage door tracks are extremely important. Spend time ensuring both tracks are free of rust and debris. You should also keep an eye out for any bends; the tracks should be perfectly vertical. If your tracks are bent, consult with a residential garage door professional to avoid further damage.
Consult With The Pros!
Consult with a professional garage door repair team for a seasonal inspection of your door and its major components. With years of experience and an eye for issues, they will be able to quickly identify problems and provide a quick solution. So you can leave your worries at the door.
Inspect Springs And Rollers
Please note garage door springs are under a high amount of tension; be mindful when working with them. After disconnecting your garage door from the power source, inspect rollers and springs for any damage, over-stretching, and general wear and tear. Worn parts should be replaced, dirty parts should be cleaned, and all moving parts should be lubricated.
Pro Tip! All metal parts used by your garage door require lubrication not once, but regularly year-round.
Organizing Isn’t Just For The Spring
Get ahead of Spring cleaning by preparing your garage interior in the Fall. Pack away Spring and Summer items, while moving all Fall and Winter items into easily accessible places You can also utilize shelving and stackable storage bins to make the most of the space while improving HVAC flow.
For your garage door to remain in proper working order, regular garage door maintenance is required, just like you would with your vehicle. Looking for more garage door maintenance tips? We can be reached at email@example.com or 905-602-6550 (Mississauga) or 416-502-2212 (Toronto).