As the cold temperatures of winter start to approach, there are several things you should do to get a garage door ready for the winter. These 3 tips will help make sure that you are well prepared.
Performing Weather Stripping Maintenance
The gasket found around the garage door is known as weather stripping, and it prevents cool air from getting inside your garage. It's important that you make sure it is in good condition before the winter begins. Start by cleaning the exposed weather stripping by using a rag with a combination of warm water and mild detergent.
While cleaning, it is a great time to perform an inspection of your weather stripping, looking for cracks in the material and deterioration. Weather stripping that is starting to crumble should be replaced, which is a simple job that you can do all on your own.
Get A Garage Door Tune Up
Make the end of fall a yearly tradition of having a professional garage door inspection done. The comprehensive inspection will take care of a lot of the maintenance that you may not know how to take care of yourself. This includes testing the sensors, inspecting the wiring, and adding lubrication to parts like the track.
Decorate Your Garage Door For Upcoming Holidays
It is a great time to get a garage door ready for the upcoming holidays while the weather is warm. It will make your home look more festive, and get you in the holiday spirit. Here are two ideas that you can do with your garage door.
- Wreaths – A great place for hanging a wreath is on your garage door, but not everyone can do it. If you have a single panel garage door, you are in luck. That is because the garage door rotates in such a way that there is a lot of space between the door and the top of the garage door opening when the door is operating. Use a wreath hook that can hang over the garage door to avoid making any holes in the garage door itself.
- Ribbons – Ribbons can be used by those that have a single panel or sectional garage door. If you have the latter, just make sure that the ribbon is wrapped tightly around a single panel of your garage door, and that the ribbon has a low profile and can clear the opening.
For more advice about garage door preparation for winter, contact a commercial garage door company in your area.