There’s no better time to inspect your residential garage door than just before the winter. When it gets cold outside, keeping your system in tip-top shape is a key factor in keeping your heating bill at a reasonable level. The first thing you’ll want to do is to give the outside of the door a thorough cleaning. Treat it just like your car – a bucket of warm water with a mild detergent will go a long way. Just like your car, after the outside of the overhead door is washed and dry, you should give it a good coat of wax to protect it from the elements – not to mention making it look sleek and shiny!
Next, you’ll need to turn your attention to the weather stripping. Make sure it gets plenty of service, cleaning it with a multiuse solution. Look for cracks or tears in the stripping, as damage to this crucial part of your door are a big factor when it comes to skyrocketing heating bills due to shoddy insulation. If you find any damage to the weather stripping, you should definitely replace it before winter settles in. A qualified professional can install something to your exact specifications and it advised to contact one of ours for more information.
Don’t forget the inside!
Lastly, you’ll want to check out the inside of the door. If your door has windows, make sure they’re nice and tight around their frames. Then check the moving parts, like the rollers. In freezing conditions, these parts can work poorly, so make sure they’re free of grit and grime, and well-lubricated. It’s a good idea to pay special attention to the springs, as any damage to them can be a long-term problem that goes beyond just being prepared for the winter.