Making Your Garage Door Winter Proof11/27/2015 Back To Blog
Nobody enjoys the winter, when things start getting chilly and your teeth start to chatter. But winter is not just harsh for you, it is also hard on your garage door. You must make sure that you inspect the door before winter sets in so that you aren’t faced with a nasty shock when something goes wrong. We have prepared a few tips and tricks for you to winter proof your door. Read on and find out more.
Some Garage Door Winter Proofing Tips
If you are in a snowy country, you will want to make sure that your garage door remote has fully chargedbatteries. If you are snowed in and can’t go and buy a battery, you will not be able to open your garage door. You should also check the external keypad or door clicker for battery life. Places which suffer very cold temperatures can find the batteries do not work so well anymore. Make sure you replace the battery before the winter comes.
Before winter comes, you should also inspect the counter balancing mechanism on your garage door. You must activate the emergency disabling mechanism to do this. You will then push the garage door up by hand to check if all is working well. If you find that it proves difficult to open, you may need to have a professional take a look at it.
Finally, you should make sure to lubricate all of the moving mechanisms in your door, so that it will be running smoothly all throughout the winter. You should make sure to wipe away any old lubricant before applying any new stuff. So if you keep all of this in mind, then you will have a garage door which will easily survive all throughout the winter.
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