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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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).
The warm and sunny season of Summer has come again! Meaning it’s time to get outside and take care of those exterior maintenance projects. One project not to be missed from that list is taking care of your home’s garage door. Routine maintenance is not only essential for ensuring the door continues to function properly and safely. It is also paramount for enhancing the door’s curb appeal, and can even contribute to a more comfortable environment inside the garage. Here are our top Summer Garage Maintenance Tips!
Before cleaning or any other type of maintenance activities, you should first inspect your garage door and all of its hardware for any signs of excessive wear and tear. Take a good look around the tracks, springs and mounting hardware. Remember – the more you do this, the more likely you are to notice when something doesn’t look right. If anything appears broken, contact a professional so that it can be repaired safely.
Dirt and debris can easily accumulate on your garage door over the Winter. Use a mild mixture of detergent and water to remove any build-up on both sides of the door. This is also an excellent time to lubricate your garage door’s springs, rollers, and hinges to keep your door running smoothly and quietly. If your garage door is made of metal, this is also the time to remove rust.
Pro Tip: To really keep your garage door looking its best, Summer is also an excellent time to apply a fresh coat of paint! This will do more than improve the door’s appearance, it can also protect it from the winter elements to come! White or another light color are the best options, as these will reflect rather than absorb the summertime heat.
Now that you’ve taken care of the essentials, it’s time to look at other maintenance tasks that can be accomplished for a cozier summer. You may wish to install a ceiling fan or install a mini-split A/C unit. If you didn’t already, you could even declutter your garage as a way to improve airflow.
In the midst of your summer fun, don’t forget to give your garage a little TLC. And if you require additional help with your summer garage door maintenance, turn to Adam’s Door Systems. Whether you’re looking for a whole new garage door or in need of a repair, we have your back. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 905-602-6550 (Mississauga) or 416-502-2212 (Toronto).
While wildly convenient, it’s also important to understand that garage doors are also under massive amounts of tension. While this tension helps your garage door properly, it also comes with an element of risk. If you are a parent, grandparent, or often have small visitors to your home, you know keeping them safe is a top priority. Staying up to date on maintenance and establishing strong boundaries surrounding the garage door can help prevent the worst from occurring. Sit down with the children in your life, and teach them these easy lessons to ensure their safety while they are playing in and around the garage:
With these simple garage door rules, your family can prevent serious injuries as well as damage to the mechanisms:
Children are naturally curious, and love to know what is happening in the world around them. Teaching children exactly how the garage door works empowers them and may stifle any mischief that occurs out of curiosity. Show them the springs and lifting cables, explaining the pressure they are under so they know not to pluck or pull these parts. You should also spend some time explaining just how important the sensors are. Children should know that these sensors must stay aligned to keep everyone safe.
Garage safety extends far beyond the door. Remember to keep all powerful and dangerous tools securely locked out of reach. The same goes for various chemicals you may have set aside. And remember – the more educated your children are about safety, the more empowered they become.
Since their conception in the 1920’s, garage doors have come a long way. On top of the multiple styles and materials – such as single wide, double wide, carriage house, contemporary…wood, aluminum, steel – garage doors have also found new ways of operating. Before, garage doors had to be open and shut by hand. Then along came belt drives, chain drives, and finally – smart drive. So, what are the latest gadgets for garage doors and where is the industry heading? Let’s see the latest in garage door gadgets.
Ah, the smart garage door opener. A total game changer for those of us who have often come home to discover we left the garage door open all day. Again. In comes the smart garage door opener, where controlling one of your home’s entry points is as simple as checking an app! With the press of a button, your garage door can be open, closed, illuminated, or turned off. From anywhere!
Home monitoring systems allow you to connect video cameras and/or motion-activated sensors to entry and exit points of your home. Including your garage! Enjoy the peace of mind of knowing your home is safe while you are on vacation, running errands, or any other time you are away from your house. Should a curious animal or an intruder try tampering with your garage door, you will receive an alert on your smartphone.
It is becoming increasingly important to consider the environmental impact our choices and consumption have. Including what the items we use every day are made of. Luckily, manufacturers have begun considering the same thing. And now, garage doors with a lower carbon footprint are becoming easier to access. From sustainably sourced materials such as recycled steel, to well insulated doors that require less energy for temperature control.
Accessibility and gadgets available for garage doors today have come a long way. There are so many options available, it can become a bit overwhelming to learn all the types of doors and features available. Especially with the ever changing world of technology! How do you choose? That’s where Adam’s Door Systems can help. Don’t hesitate to call us at 1-888-602-6550.