You’ve probably heard of winterizing your garage door, but have you thought about de-winterizing it? The team here at Neighborhood Garage Door Repair has some tips on how you can get your garage door summer ready. We recommend you perform regular maintenance on your door so that it will run smoothly.
Here are our tips to de-winterize your garage door:
1. Wash Your Garage Door
Now that is warm out, it’s the perfect time to spray off your door and wipe down the grime from the winter. This is especially important for those that live in colder climates where snow accumulates. You would be surprised at how much your car can kick up onto the door.
Use a broom to sweep leaves, dirt, and other debris out of the garage. Make sure that nothing is around the safety eye sensors. You should wipe them off with a clean cloth to make sure that they are working properly.
2. Inspect it For Damage or Weak Spots
Freezing temperatures can cause the materials of your garage door to become damaged or weakened. Look for visible rust on your metal doors or warping on wood doors. If you see any damage, call one of our professional technicians out. We’ll be glad to see if we can repair the panels that are showing signs of wear.
3. Look at The Weatherstripping and Consider Replacing
The cold weather can cause rubber weatherstripping to become brittle and break. Look for holes in the rubber or cracked places. If you see any damage, go ahead and replace the stripping. This will help regulate the temperatures in your garage during the summer.
There are many benefits to keeping your garage insulated. For one, it is better for your car to have less exposure to the elements; that includes temperature. Also, anything you store in your garage will last longer if the temperatures stay regulated.
4. Lubricate The Moving Parts
We recommend you lubricate your garage door parts at least once a year, maybe twice, depending on your usage. If you didn’t lubricate system during your fall maintenance, now is the time to do it. Make sure you only use a lubricant that is designed for garage doors. Otherwise, you can end up causing damage to your garage door instead of helping it.
Contact us Today For Garage Door Maintenance
If you would like for one of our professional technicians to come out and take care of your system, get in touch with us today. The team here at Neighborhood Garage Door is always available to take your call. Whether you want to have us out for a scheduled maintenance trip or you need emergency services, call us now.
We look forward to working with you!