Garage door maintenance should be done periodically throughout the year. Especially when the weather changes drastically through temperature changes. You may think your door and opener look fine. But checking the parts, cleaning and repairing any damage can save you a lot of money later on. With the warmer weather approaching here are a few key steps to prepare your door for it.
Lubricate All Moving Parts
Lubricate all moving parts (rollers, tracks, hinges) and the weather-stripping, as well as the garage door opener’s track. This is important to keep your garage door operating correctly and will help prevent any potential future damage. Avoid using WD-40 to lubricate your door. Use a garage door lubrication kit or spray.
Check Wear and Tear
Check the wear and tear of your garage door. Do the cables or rollers look like they have had better days? It might be best to replace them by contacting Top Notch Garage Door. Make sure the track system is not bent as well, springs should not have rust and not broken as well. Make sure all the bolts are tight, which are located on the the back of the tracks.
Check Weather Stripping and Insulation
Clean and replace any damaged or dirty weather stripping or insulation. Make sure the vinyl trim that runs on the sides and on top are cleaned. Avoid repainting these trim kits as they will lead to rubbing with the door when opening and closing. If the bottom rubber of the door is damaged or missing make sure to give us a call and we can install a new one for you. This will prevent cold air, debris and dust to come inside.