Winter Garage Door Maintenance Tips

A man cleans snow in winter weather with a shovel near the garage

Lubricate Everything

If it moves, it needs lubricant during this time of year. All of your garage door’s moving parts, including the rollers, tracks, springs, and hinges, should be well lubricated during the winter in order to combat the corrosive effects of the slushy weather. The good news? It’s not that difficult, just get a can of WD-40, or some other type of comparable lubricant, and apply a thin, even coat to the aforementioned parts.

Devil is in the Details

You paid extra to have those beautiful windows accentuate the top of your garage door, and you took special care when picking out the handle that added just the right amount of oomph. Now, it’s time to treat them with the respect they deserve. Making sure those windows are sealed will keep precious heat from slipping away and giving those handles a quick scrape will ensure that they’ll be garnering compliments for years to come.

Check the Balance

It’s imperative to have good balance this time of year to keep from slipping and falling. Balance is also a key factor when it comes to the health of your garage door. To make sure your setup is balanced you should watch it a few times. Is one side rising faster than the other? Do you see a hitch when the garage door is moving? Answering yes to either of these questions means that it’s time to get a professional from Overhead Door Company of Dodge City to take a closer look.

Know How to Shut it Down

You know how your phone shuts down after it’s been in the cold for too long? Unfortunately, this same thing can happen to your garage door opener when the mercury takes a dip. In these instances, it’s important to know where your garage door’s power source is so that you can shut it down and open the door manually. Having the cord clearly marked, we here at Overhead Door Company of Dodge City recommend using brightly colored gaffer tape, will make it that much easier.

 

Again, we know it sounds like a lot of extra work, but it really is worth it to save yourself the headache of having to do any major repairs during the dead of winter. If any serious issues do arise, or you have any other questions about your garage door and how to maintain it, you can reach the Overhead Door Company of Dodge City at the number below.

 

620-227-8093