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Cold Weather & Your Garage Door

Cold Weather & Your Garage Door

Cold Weather & Your Garage Door

There are several tips to follow to ensure that your garage door will operate as expected even during the coldest days of the year. By following the tips below, you will be able to utilize your garage throughout the winter without a concern about its functionality.

Always lubricate all moving parts. This tip cannot be stressed enough. Use a high quality lubricant specifically designed for garage doors. Spray liberally on all rollers, bushings, and hinges. Ensure that you coat the garage door track with lubricant and even make sure that you apply lubricant between each door section.. The door section tend to stick together in cold weather. The lubricant allows each individual door section to release and move freely as the garage door is opened and close.

Use the garage door on a daily basis. Even if you do not need to open the door to remove a vehicle from within the garage it is still important to operate the door every day. This prevent the door from freezing shut and will contribute to reliable operation all winter long.

Check the drive track for obstructions and lubricate as suggested in your owners manual. Make sure that you only lubricant as suggested in the manual. Some garage door openers require no lubrication to the drive track system while other require periodic lubrication. Most importantly, inspect the track for any problems. This visual check can ensure smooth operation.

If you garage door fail to open with the automatic opener, disconnect the opener and open it manually. Once you have opened it manually once or twice, reconnect the opener to the door and it will once again be operational. By manually opening the door you will free up the door and it should continue to function properly again.

By following the tips listed above, your garage door will remain operational throughout the coldest days of winter. These few simple steps will only take a few minutes of your time and following these steps will make your garage door opener operate for years to come.

If you would rather call The Woodlands Garage Door Service & we will come over in the cold weather & lubricate your door or doors for just $42.50 per door.

 

The Woodlands Garage Door Service

832-928-4407

What To Do With Noisy Garage Doors & Openers

What To Do With Noisy Garage Doors & Openers

No one can contest the fact that garage door openers are really important pieces of equipment in the home since they are able to control & lock the garage doors of the house.

Unfortunately, when the garage door opener is not maintained or installed properly, it could create weird vibrations and noises that could be disturbing to the family. If the door opener is starting to become noisy, here are the essential things that you must do:

• Check all nuts and bolts to see if there are any loose pieces. One of the reasons why the door and the door opener create sounds during their operation is because the parts are loosely installed. What you need to do to solve this is to tighten all bolts and nuts and lubricate these parts as soon as they are tightened.

• Replace the rollers that have worn out. When garage door rollers are damaged  or worn out, they wobble as the door is being opened or closed which leads to vibrations and sounds. You need to replace the rollers that have been broken. There is a new trend today where nylon rollers are used instead of steel rollers because they require less lubrication and they are quieter but they are also more expensive. When The Woodlands Garage Door Service replaced your rollers we always install nylon rollers.

• Lubricate the tracks of the opener. Lubricating the track and all the movable parts will ensure swift operation and will cause less friction too.

Call The Woodlands Garage Door Service today & schedule a tune-up if your garage door is squeaky & needs some adjusting & lubricating

Tune Ups for standard doors starting at $42.50

The Woodlands Garage Door Service

832-928-4407