Get your Garage Door ready for the winter.
Now that summer is coming to an end it is time to start preparing not only yourself but also your home for the colder months ahead. We will go over a few tips on how to make sure your garage and garage door make it through another winter.
The first thing you will need to do is make sure all of your summer items like pool toys, lawn equipment, garden furniture and of course your grill have a safe spot to call home for the next few months inside your garage. The best way to make sure you do not bury any thing you might need in the winter months with all of your summer gear is to empty out your entire garage! Yes this sounds daunting but if done in an organized manner it can be completed in one afternoon. Now you will want to pick a day that you have free when it is still seasonably warm outside (no one likes working in the cold or rain).
After you have emptied everything out of your garage it is time to separate it by season, this is easy since most of your fall accessories are decorations for Halloween and thanksgiving. Once you have everything in its own nice neat little pile you need to clean the garage, by wiping off the walls and moping the floors you can greatly increase the ease of using your garage all year round.
Before you start to put all of your belongings back inside your garage you will need to give it an inspection. No one likes to waste money on the heat bill because the garage door is not sealed properly. So go ahead inside the garage and shut the door, turn off the lights and look around the frame of the door. Can you see any light from outside? Do you see huge gaps? If the answer is yes than you will need to get some weather stripping, most hardware stores carry the one size fits and it is easy enough to install on your own. If you have no gaps than good for you now you need to check the hardware on the door. Screws, hinges, cables and rollers are the main focus here, if one of those things stops working your garage door will no longer be the door you remember. So check real quick make sure you do not see any rust and that all the holes have a screw in them, look in your garage door track make sure there is no dirt or debris that may hinder your rollers from rolling. After you have checked everything out and it is all in place than you can go ahead and reload your garage with all of your things. Making sure you put the summer stuff in first than spring, winter and fall that way what you need is easily accessible when you need it.
If you were not lucky enough to find no problems with your garage door than you will probably need to replace lost screws or hinges also a simple job with parts that can be found at your local hardware store. But if the problem is with the rollers or track or even worse a spring or the opener it would be wise to call you local garage door repair company.
American Best Garage Doors And Doors offers a free garage door estimate where one of our professional technicians will go over every inch of your garage door to make sure it is ready to handle another winter. Give us a call today to set up your free estimate.