Hello, springtime! Are you ready to start your spring home maintenance checklist? If the answer is yes, make sure you add spring garage door maintenance to the list. Today, we will share with you the top spring garage door maintenance you should perform every year.
Why is Spring Maintenance Important?
Like with any area of the home connected to the outside world, being exposed to the winter season can be harsh. High winds, heavy rains, freezing temperatures, piles of snow, and more can cause damage to your exterior. That’s why a thorough check in the spring ensures that everything is in the right proper order or lets you know that specific areas need repairs.
Spring Garage Door Maintenance
If you hear shaking, rattling, or other unpleasant sounds when using your garage door, it likely means that something is damaged or off balance. For repairs, we recommend starting with lubrication of the hardware. Take note of any wear and tear on the springs, hinges, brackets, and fasteners. If that doesn’t work, it is time to call in a professional.
Note: Garage door repairs involving electricity, the springs, or the door’s weight are highly dangerous. You should never attempt to DIY these repairs. If you believe your garage door is failing, call a professional immediately to get it repaired. In the meantime, we recommend not using the door until it can be fixed.
Inspect and Repair Weather Stripping
Your garage door made it through the winter; yay! However, that doesn’t mean that it didn’t sustain any damage. Before the heat of the summer sets in, we recommend inspecting and repairing weather stripping. To examine the weather stripping, see if it appears worn, dried out, cracked, or in disrepair.
Wash the Garage Door
During the winter, your garage door likely faced sticky leaves, barrages of rain, excess water from the gutters, and other unfortunate circumstances. What it needs now is a good scrub! We recommend washing your garage door with eco-friendly detergent and water.
Giving your garage door a bath will also allow you to identify any damage to the door itself, like dents, cracks, rust, etc. By doing so, you will know where to start making repairs.
Paint the Garage Door
Now that your door is squeaky clean, you can go the extra mile by giving it a new coat of paint if it needs it. A simple coat of paint can take your garage door from looking drab to nearly brand new! Whether you want to slap on the same color or go with a new look is up to you!
Choose Overhead Garage Door
Do you need help with your spring garage door maintenance? Maybe you need repairs? We at Overhead Door are here to help. We can get your garage door up and working again quickly and affordably. Are you thinking of replacing your garage door? We have a variety of fantastic garage door models to choose from; just give us a call to learn more.