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Five Winter Tips to Keep Your Garage Door Operating Smoothly

Posted 10/22/2018

With winter fast approaching, performing a few preventative maintenance tasks can help keep your garage door running smoothly all season long.

  1. LUBRICATE ALL METAL MOVING PARTS

Cold weather and moisture can cause your garage door roller’s, tracks, springs, and hinges to stick and can prevent your garage door from opening and closing with ease. Using an oil-based lubricant, evenly coat all your door’s metal moving parts and be sure to wipe away excess lubricant to keep it from dripping onto the floor.

  1. FIX OR REPLACE WEATHER STRIPPING

As the temperature drops, maintaining your garage door’s weather stripping is more important than ever. Weather stripping acts as a seal between your garage door and its opening, preventing moisture and cold air from seeping inside. As a bonus, it also helps to prevent mold from developing.

Inspect the weather stripping around the frame and bottom of your garage door, and if it appears loose, brittle or cracked, contact our team to have it repaired or replaced.

  1. CHECK YOUR EXTERNAL KEYPAD

With winter comes extreme weather conditions, even in San Antonio. These weather conditions can wreak havoc on your external keypad and drain its battery more quickly. Don’t get stuck out in the cold-replace your keypad’s battery in advance to keep it running smoothly.

If your keypad is looking worse for wear, it may be time for an upgrade. Explore our selection of garage door accessories to find the right fit for your door. Or reach us directly by calling 210-685-6427.

  1. ORGANIZE YOUR GARAGE

After inclement weather, ice, or snow, your garage door may become stuck or difficult to open due to a buildup of ice or snow. Make sure you have easy access to your winter tools, a shovel or an ice melt may become handy after the occasional icy morning or snow in San Antonio. Consider installing hooks and shelving in your garage near the entry to your home so you don’t have to go searching.

  1. SCHEDULE AN INSPECTION WITH PREMIUM OVERHEAD DOOR

Help prevent minor problems from turning into major mechanical issues by scheduling regular maintenance and repairs with Premium Overhead Door. We offer seasonal inspections to ensure your garage door is operating at its best.

Our experienced team will help ensure the reliability of your garage door all winter long. Schedule your service today by calling 210-685-6427.


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