As the seasons warm up and you are facing the warm summer months, it is especially important to make sure that your garage door and garage door opener are working correctly since they are the main source of security to your home. The heat and humidity of the summer as well as positioning of your garage door (whether the sun is hitting it directly or not), could affect how it is working, as well as whether or not you experience power surges due to storms. At Gandert Door Co. we want all of our customers to be prepared for the summer weather and what it could do to your garage door. Here are some tips to help you keep your garage door working for as long as possible.
Tip #1: Routinely Inspect Hardware
It is important to take a look at the hardware of your system at least once a year. This will help you identify if there are any issues, such as loose hinges, misaligned tracks, and missing bolts. Wear and tear happens, but this step will ensure that your garage door is able to open and close without any issues and that it lasts a long time.
Tip #2: Lubricate the Hardware
One of the best ways to keep your garage door running smoothly during the summer is by keeping the tracks and other hardware lubricated. When doing this you will want to make sure that you are using a 3 in 1 type of oil mixture, never a grease.
Tip #3: Keep the Door Clean
Washing your door with a mild household detergent can remove dirt, grease, and grime that builds up on your garage door over the years. Not only will cleaning the garage door help keep your garage door from deteriorating, but it will also help to increase the value of your home. A clean and pretty door is worth it.
Tip #4: Make Sure your Garage is Insulated
Not only will insulating your garage door keep the cold out during winter, but it will help to keep the heat out during the summer. Not only does this help with the comfort of your garage, but it also helps with the rooms that are attached to the garage. Keep your garage comfortable this summer by making sure your insulation is good.
Tip #5: Check for Storm Damage
The last thing we want to mention is checking your garage for storm damage. With the rise in number of storms in the summer months it is important to check your garage door after every severe storm to make sure that there are no holes or dents. Making sure that the doors structure is sturdy is important, especially because this door acts as a security barrier to your home.
If you notice that there is anything going on with your garage door system that doesn't seem right, give Gander Door Co. a call. Our goal is to keep you safe by offering the best products and services in Mansfield, Ohio, an surrounding areas.