When the fall season arrives, preparing the garage and its parts becomes a priority. As we have mentioned before in our blog, having a maintenance routine is important in order to have a smoothly functioning garage door throughout the entire year. With temperatures below 20°F and possible snow fall next week, if you haven’t already, now is the time to do 3 simple tasks to help keep your garage door working this winter season.
Step 1: Wash the Garage
Just like you would wash your car, use a gentle soap and water to scrub and clean the exterior of your garage door. Rinse thoroughly and dry. For an added shine, you can even wax the exterior of the garage. Not only will the garage door look fresh, but your garage door will benefit from the wax by preventing damages from acid rain, dust, and the hot rays of the Sun.
Step 2: Inspect Weather strips
Tis the season to ensure that your weather strips in your garage are not cracked or damaged. If damaged, make sure to replace with new weather strips to prevent drafts from the temperature from getting inside and vice versa. If your garage has windows, make sure to do the same check for the windows, as well.
Step 3: Lubricate
Now is the step that will help keep your garage door opening smoothly, even during snowy weather. Take a washcloth and wipe away the buildup grease and debris from any moving part, like the rollers and track. Next, using a lubricant, lubricate the rollers, hinges, and track of the garage door parts. Make sure you are using a regular grade lubricant that is made for machines.
Now that you know the 3 steps, pick the warmest day of the week and get your garage ready for winter. Do you need other assistance? Give us a call at (509) 795-3834 today!