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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…

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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