Protect Garage Doors07/01/2014 Back To Blog
The abrupt weather fluctuations are frequent lately and the low temperatures during the winter are common even to locations that hardly experienced heavy winters in the past. Heavy rain, snow and freezing cold make people's lives very hard, but they can also make the life of garage door mechanism hard, too. Garage doors deal with the wrath of nature because they are exposed to elements constantly and, hence, our job is to make sure they are ready to handle freezing conditions and serve us properly even during the coldest winter days.
Seal the garage and the garage door
- You must take action long before the winter comes and your prime concern must be garage door maintenance, which will also include cleaning. You must check each part carefully and test their effectiveness to ensure that they can serve you during the cold days.
- Check the color of the door and if it needs repainting, you should apply a special coating that would increase its resistance against elements before you apply the final hand of the powder coat with your favor color.
- You should concentrate on the most essential parts, which will determine the good operation of the door. You must check the opener first because a powerful unit will guarantee proper performance. See whether the springs need lubrication maintenance. They can actually freeze in the cold and, in this case, they won't be able to lift the door and will become very dangerous for your family.
- Make sure the ground around the door is clean because you don't want elements suffocating the garage door tracks and blocking the rolling of the door.
- When the winter comes, you should open and close the door several times during the week even if you don't have to move the car. Even if it hadn't snow, the temperatures fall lower during the night and ice may keep the door on the ground.
- When the winter is finally over, you should clean the door well from the mud to ensure its good condition and avoid moisture penetrating the material.