Everyone knows that springtime is home improvement time. It’s also the perfect time to make a few upgrades to your garage door. The Overhead Door Company of Dodge City has put together a list of things you might want to consider adding, upgrading, or, at the very least, checking out on your garage door while the weather is perfect.
No one wants to think about winter when the weather is just starting to get nice. However, this is the perfect time to prep your home for the next time the mercury dips down. Consider adding a weather seal to the bottom of your garage door. This heavy-duty strip of rubber does just as good a job at keeping out the snow and cold in January as it does the showers in April.
If you’re looking to go bigger, it may be time to upgrade to a Thermacore® door from the Overhead Door Company. This series of doors features our sandwich construction of steel-polyurethane-steel as well as between-section seals with thermal breaks to reduce air infiltration. That means when you close your garage door, you’re truly sealing out all the elements.
Pay Attention to More Than Just the Door
Torsion springs, hinges, rollers, and tracks are vital to your garage door working properly, yet they rarely get the attention they deserve. While making sure your door is sealed for when the seasons change, check on these lesser-known parts as well. There are plenty of small things you can do to improve the health of your garage door: lubricating the tracks, realigning the sensor, or even something as simple as replacing the batteries in your remote openers.
One thing you shouldn’t do? Make major adjustments to the torsion springs, hinges, rollers, or tracks yourself. Even if it seems like an easy fix, messing with any of these components too much can be dangerous. If you feel any of these elements are in need of a serious adjustment, be sure to call a trained professional.
Install a Keypad
Even if you already have an opener in every car – and one in the kitchen drawer for safety – a wireless keypad outside your home can still be a wise investment. That’s because regardless of how hard you try, openers will still be lost. Since this isn’t the 1960s you probably don’t carry a set of house keys on your person at all times either. In those instances, it’s good to have a Plan C so that you don’t find yourself locked out of your own home.
It’s also a great addition if you have kids. Now you don’t have to worry about them forgetting the opener when they leave the house – they can simply punch in the code whenever they return.
Enough with the Noise
Most folks believe garage doors are noisy. At the Overhead Door Company of Dodge City, we want to change that perception. In fact, we offer a range of openers (the thing that actually pulls the garage door, not the remote we talked about above) – including the Legacy® 920 Belt Drive Garage Door Opener that can open your garage door almost silently. That means no more late-night or early-morning wakeups listening to metal-on-metal grinding.
Looking for more ways to improve your garage door this spring? Call us at the Overhead Door Company of Dodge City and we will help turn your garage door dreams into reality.