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Preventative Maintenance for Your Garage Door in Winter Climates

Snow removal and winter damage is a serious possibility for your garage door. If you haven’t thought of it yet, here are a few tips for preventing expensive garage door repair related to snow and ice. 

Avoiding piles of snow seems like a no brainer! Snow piles can cause damage to your garage doors threshold. Snow piles often include leaves, branches and other debris that can cause damage as the snow melts or is removed. This debris can weaken the integrity of your garage door’s threshold, which affect your door's energy efficiency as well as potentially damaging your garage door.

Ice can potentially cause the worst damage to your door's threshold that can potentially turn into a domino effect of damage. When you go to open your garage door with ice formed to the threshold, the opener then must work overtime to pull the threshold away. This extra effort can cause your garage door to pull out of alignment and premature the garage door’s age. Even worst ice can fully prevent your g…
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7 Quick Tips to Keep Your Garage Door Running Smoothly

It’s easy to overlook how often we use our garage doors, but daily wear and tear can take a noticeable toll. The average garage door moves up and down around a thousand times per year, so keeping yours in working order is very important. Here are a few tips to help you avoid premature garage door service.
Pay Attention Is your garage door making any noise? Grinding, scraping, etc.? Do you notice any odd jerky movements? If so, where is the problem originating from?
Keep It Clean Check your garage door for any water damage, rust, or peeling paint. Cleaning your door regularly will prolong its use and prevent a costly replacement.
Tighten It Up Examine your garage door for any asymmetry; hanging wires, strings, etc. Secure any pulleys or cables and tighten bolts and brackets.
Keep It MovingLubricate any and all moving parts of your garage door to prevent rust and damage. Keeping these parts in oiled and working order will add years to your garage door’s lifetime.
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5 Signs Your Garage Door Needs Serviced

Garage Doors are a critical part of protecting our cars, workspace, equipment, and outdoor belongings. Ensuring your garage door is in working order is key for making sure these things stay safe and out of the elements. So how do you know it's time for you to call Gandert Door for a garage door service? Here's a few common signs something is going on.  It Won’t Open or Close – This is the most obvious sign of needed repair however the cause isn’t always so clear. Bad wiring, misfiring sensors, age, or simply an obstruction could be to blame.
Slow Response Time – If your garage door is taking longer than it used to for opening or closing, there could be an issue with the response sensor responsible for receiving the signal from your door opener.Noisy Door – Are you noticing a lot of squeaky sounds as the door opens or closes? It could be from door joints, worn rollers, loose hardware, or old track. Regardless of the sound’s cause, we can take care of it for you.Off the Track – So…

A Garage with a Rustic Look

The rustic trend is everywhere. I think we have all been to a rustic wedding recently. And timber frame homes are making a return, because of the beauty they give. If you want a rustic look to your new or existing home, here are some options on garage doors we think you will appreciate. These doors are made specifically to look like a beautiful rustic garage while keeping your possessions safe inside. Accents Woodtones Manufacturer: C.H.I. Overhead Doors If you need a durable steel door but yearn for the beauty that can only be given with wood, the Accent Woodtones collection is a great option for you. They are all built with non-repeating grains, so no one will ever know they are looking at a steel door.

Winter Issues with Garage Doors

When you have to battle with harsh winters of Ohio, they are unforgiving to us, our cars, our homes, and even our garage doors. Most of these issues can be alleviated by having a heated garage, but some may still show up. There are some things you will want to watch out for during these winter months to prevent needed garage door repairshttps://gandertdoor.com/ and here are a few of them. Buildup of Ice between Garage Door PanelsWhen this happens, your garage doors can come to a dead stop. Do not try to force it open, as this may cause irreparable damage. Instead, if you are able to work it safely, you can do so. But you also need to be careful when warming. Too much heat can damage the door or paint. Buildup of Ice on WeatherstrippingThought the buildup of ice on the weatherstripping may not be as devastating as ice between panels, it comes with its own set of issues. When the door lifts, it may not stop entirely, but instead, tear the weatherstripping. If this happens, the seal on you…