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Garage Door Maintenance For Cold Weather

    Cold weather can make your garage door vulnerable to the harsh winter elements. Make sure you keep up with the proper garage door maintenance so you won't be left out in the cold. Although it is recommended to keep your garage door well maintained throughout the year, it is especially important to do so at the onset of cold weather. To help prepare you for the changing seasons, here are a few tips for garage door maintenance in the winter. 


  • Check the Weather-strip
            Using your garage door everyday comes with the normal wear and tear that is inevitable. However, if you begin to feel a draft near your door, it's time to contact the folks over at Gander Door Company. Weather-stripping at the bottom of the door can often crack revealing an opening that allows for cold air and moisture to sweep in. It's important to fix this immediately because the combination of the cold air and moisture can cause your garage door to freeze at the bottom.   

  • Lubricate Moving Parts
            When the colder weather hits, all moving metal parts tend to stick and stall-out. To prevent this from happening, it would be wise to lubricate all the moving metal parts just in case. You can DIY with a spray-on lubricator. Just spray all the door's springs, rollers, tracks, bushings and hinges thoroughly. If that doesn't help make your garage door slide smoothly, it's time to call the experts.

  • Examine the Cables
            Garage doors use high-tension cables to lift and lower it daily. While these cables are incredibly strong and durable; they can't last forever. At some point, the cables will start to fray and the cold weather will make matters worse by making the cables extra brittle which can lead to further damage. Check for damage around the roller brake as well. As a precaution for your safety, never attempt to repair or replace these cables yourself. Due to the extreme tension they're under, they can snap at any moment causing severe or fatal injuries. 

    When it comes to servicing your garage door, garage door installation or garage door opener, Gandert Door Co. is your number one choice in Mansfield, Ohio and the surrounding areas. Are you preparing for the winter months and want to make sure everything is working as it should? Give us a call at (419) 529-2002 and let us know how we can help you. We also provide an emergency service open 24hrs a day, 7 days a week! 
                      
             

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