It’s getting to be that time of the year when temperatures start dropping and the battle against Jack Frost begins. We all start bundling up into our sweaters, coats, and gloves to keep our bodies warm and protected against the elements. Neighborhood Garage Door Service of Dayton, Ohio wants to remind you to bundle up your home against the elements this winter as well. Avoid weather damage to your home with this garage door winter care.
The Importance of Garage Door Winter Care
Winter weather can pose all kinds of threats to the security of your home. Snow and ice can break down seals which not only lets cold air in but can lead to further problems throughout your garage door system. If your door is weakened, it can more easily be broken into by criminals or even just allow inclement weather into your garage.
An annual schedule of a safety inspection and routine maintenance can be an easy way to stay ahead of the curve. Keeping everything in good working order and addressing problems early on will extend the overall life of your garage door. Our signature Tune-N-Lube service with safety inspection includes all of the following:
- Inspecting all hardware, panels, seals, moving parts, and accessories
- Lubricating all moving parts
- Tightening of all bolts, hinges, etc.
- Report to you of any possible concerns that need addressing
Panels and seals
Two of the major areas of potential weakness in your garage door that need routine inspection are the panels and seals. As moisture from rain, snow, and sleet accumulate around the bottom of your door, the bottom seal can begin to rot away. This will cause the seals to get brittle and break away, leaving a gap below your door that will allow in pests, leaves, and more precipitation.
If left unchecked, this can even begin to affect the bottom panel of your door. The panels can also become damaged in many other ways like vehicle collisions, impacts from severe weather, and more. If the panels become cracked or misaligned, you’ve lost your weather seal and can also face problems in other systems.
Rollers and Tracks
The misalignment of your doors can cause damage to your rollers and it presses them into the tracks. This can do further damage by bending your tracks, or the rollers could break. Keeping the rollers well lubricated will also help with this problem.
Severe fluctuations in temperature can cause your tracks to warp, bend, or even become brittle and break. The risk of this can be reduced by keeping the door and seals in good condition to keep the outside temperatures from getting in as much and causing rapid fluctuations. A good habit of inspecting your tracks for bends or cracks will also help catch these problems before they get too bad.
Neighborhood Garage Door Service of Dayton, Ohio is ready to help your family guard against ol’ Jack Frost with our annual inspection service. Give us a call today to get started with your garage door winter care.