Summer Garage Door Maintenance

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summer garage door maintenance

Summer is fast approaching, and as the warmer weather hits, many homeowners are starting on their summer maintenance checklists. One area that people often forget to include is a critical factor in the day-to-day functioning and safety of the house, the garage door! Today we are going to share with you our top summer garage door maintenance tips and tricks!

5 Summer Garage Door Maintenance Tips

#1 Test Your Door and Make Repairs

Does your door shriek or rattle as it goes up or down, but you haven’t taken the time to figure out why? Now is the time. Take a moment to test your door and see if there are any problems. It may be as simple as lubricating your hardware, or it may need a professional fix. Additionally, check the panels for any cracks, dents, or any other damage. If you have any damage, you may want to consider replacing the panel to prevent further issues.

#2 Inspect and Lubricate Hardware

The second step in your summer garage door maintenance is to check the hardware. Take note of any wear and tear on the springs, hinges, brackets, and fasteners. If anything appears to be damaged, especially the springs, schedule an appointment with a garage door company for repair. DO NOT try to repair your garage door yourself as it is highly dangerous. If all appears to be in proper working order, tighten the bolts and lubricate the hardware.

#3 Check Your Insulation and Weather Stripping

Proper insulation is key to keeping your garage warm in the winter and cool in the summer. If you already have insulation, a quick check to ensure everything is in proper order is always a good idea. If you do not yet have insulation, you may want to consider adding it. Additionally, you will want to check the weatherstripping. Weatherstripping helps to keep the elements and critters out of your garage. It is easy to replace if it appears worn, dried out, cracked, or in disrepair.

#4 Wash and Remove Rust

Another step to proper summer garage door maintenance is a good ole’ scrub. It will be a breeze to wash away any dirt, grease, and grime with warm weather. Water and an eco-friendly household detergent will do the trick. If you have steel garage doors, you should take this opportunity to remove any rust, apply a primer, and then paint for the best results.

#5 Paint the Garage Door

If your garage door looks a bit used and abused but is still functioning well, you may want to give it a good coat of paint. Painting your garage door can make the door look newer, improve the appearance of your home, and add value to the property. Whether you want to go with traditional white or paint your door to reflect your home’s style, that is up to you!

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Do you need repairs made to your garage door or mechanical system? Or perhaps you want to replace your garage door this summer with something newer, better, and safer? Give us a call today for an estimate!

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