Preparing Garage Doors for winter05/25/2015 Back To Blog
When winter comes, everyone faces the hassles of shoveling the drive way or putting on thermal wear just to walk down the street. Car owners agree that winter exposes vehicles to the risk of rust and other damages. However, if your garage door is not readied for the winter season, storing your car inside might not make much of a difference. It is important to prepare garage doors for winter to ensure its smooth operation and avoid unwanted instances of accidents and malfunction.
Winter may damage your garage doors
There are a lot of things that can happen to your automatic overhead aluminum doors during the winter cold that usually does not occur during other seasons. The drive track might be obstructed with ice particles and prevent your residential garage door opener from running. The door itself might freeze shut from the snow, rendering your garage and driveway inaccessible. Even the garage door brackets might snap and cause to door to fall on your vehicle or unsuspecting individuals unfortunate to be underneath it at that time.
How to winter-proof your garage door
One way to prepare for winter is to invest in insulated garage door panels and parts. Expanding polyurethane is often used to insulate garage doors by injecting the liquid into the gaps between panels. Others use polystyrene sheets which cover the inner part of the door, preventing the outside temperature from seeping in. Garage doors with polystyrene sheets between its front and back panels are usually sold in most local hardware stores, but in some cases custom insulation installations are required.
You can help minimize the damage to your garage doors during winter by being cautious and observant. Try to observe the setup, operation, and discern when there are lapses in response time and calibration. Doing this will let you know when to call our technicians for professional garage door service. If you however garage door maintenance is serviced early on, the smooth operation of your set up is guaranteed, and so you don’t have to worry about anything anymore.