Fall is a busy season for most homeowners. It’s time to complete the projects that have started in the summer season. Along with this, this is a time to get your home prepared for the chilling winter season. The home chores including clean up the fallen leaves outside, ensure the fireplace is working fine, get the HVAC system repaired, etc. The list is much longer. However, homeowners mostly forget to mention ‘make a garage door winter-proof’ in the list.
As a reputable & leading garage door installation company, we encourage homeowners to get their garage door winter-proof. Here are the reasons.
You and your family members open and close the door multiple times during day time but have you ever considered how it will affect your home temperature? Mostly, not. Without any proper precaution, the chilling winter air can enter the garage and then into a home. If the frigid air is not enough, freezing rain or snow can seep through the door & bring the home temperature down.
Remember, an unprotected garage door is enough for the insects and bugs to enter the garage and then home to get protection against cold.
Needless to say, your family’s comfort & warm ambiance are the top priorities in the winter season. During icy-cold situations, extremely low temperatures can cause door metal parts to shrink especially, track, screws & springs. And that makes your garage door difficult to get opened & closed and impact on durability negatively. Believe it or not, the springs are more likely to break in the frigid cold season.
It’s necessary to keep your garage door strong enough to get protection against the extreme cold season. If you think your garage door won’t be able to withstand against chilling season; better to get it fixed by the garage door repair experts before the situation may get worse.
Lubricate the Moving Parts: Moving parts need to be lubricated to function properly otherwise it may stop working due to corrosion.
Examine Rollers & Cables: Rollers are the core elements of a garage door and should be replaced when you notice it worn or chipped. Ensure that cables aren’t damaged because the cold weather may make them brittle.
Weather Stripping: Replace the weatherstrips if they are cracked. Ensure that there is no passage between the ground and the lower edge of the garage door. Only a proper seal can prevent cold air to seep through the door.
No matter how small your garage door problem is; homeowners must have to fix it before the winter season starts otherwise the small issues become big in no time. The charges for fixing big issues are quite high more than expected. Better to contact the Affordable garage door repair expert & winterize your garage door.
Be Safe, Winter is Coming!