Regular Inspection and Maintenance
Inspect the garage door carefully to make sure that all of the parts are in working condition. This is crucial to find any small problems that may develop into bigger, more expensive problems if they go untreated. A problem with your garage door could lead to the door getting stuck or even creating a safety hazard. Consider having a garage door professional come out to inspect your garage door at least once a year to help prevent any problems.
Add years of operation to your garage door system by keeping your garage door parts properly lubricated. This is especially important in the winter to protect the moving parts from the elements. Lubrication is crucial in getting the garage door to move up and down with ease. However, if there is too much or too little lubrication, it can cause misalignment, so be careful to follow lubrication instructions cautiously.
One common issue with garage doors is misalignment of the rollers. This can be particularly dangerous in the winter. Worn, chipped, or cracked rollers should be replaced as soon as possible by a garage door professional.
Garage Door Opener
The winter is the absolute worst time to be stuck with a garage door opener that doesn’t work! Getting out of your car to close your garage door is the last thing you want to do in these frigid temperatures.