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Winter-Proofing Your Garage

Winter-Proofing Your Garage

If you’re not well-prepared for the Colorado winter, your family’s comfort and safety can take a hit. As one of your home’s largest and most vulnerable entrances, maintaining your garage door can be the key to trapping in heat in the winter and keeping out unwanted weather and pests year-round. Gear up for dry, cold air on the Front Range and winter storms with weather sealing and garage door maintenance, before the temperatures start to drop.

At North Metro Garage Door repair, we’re dedicated to serving our community with services that cater to your schedule, budget, and garage door needs. Seasonal maintenance is key to getting the most out of your garage door over the course of its lifetime – approximately 15 years, depending on brand, amount of use, and previous installation precision and maintenance.

Much garage door maintenance can be done on your own, and keeping an eye out for irregularities or potential hazards can save you money on costly repairs in the long-term. More advanced repairs involving the door itself, its electrical aspects, and tension areas like torsion and extension springs should be left to professionals, for your safety as a homeowner. Our team is happy to answer any questions about what you should and should not do on your own regarding your garage door, since your safety and that of your family is of the utmost importance to us at North Metro.

When cleaning and maintaining your garage door, visually inspect your door and weather stripping for any signs of wear from the previous season or pests. If you notice damage, call us to determine whether certain aspects of your garage door need replacing or repairs. Again, checking for problems early on will save you money in the long term and maximize your garage door investment.

Make sure your garage door and any attached openings like doors and windows are correctly sealed before the winter season in order to make sure your garage temperature does not fluctuate dramatically. If you have appliances or an HVAC system in place in the garage, both may work harder to maintain certain temperatures when outdoor temperatures drop and cool your garage space. Properly sealing openings can mitigate this problem.

Regarding garage door operation, leave most repairs to the experts. But, homeowners are fully capable of checking batteries in garage door openers and lights, and clearing the door’s track of any excess grease or debris from seasons past. Do not touch torsion springs without a professional’s help, as they carry an extraordinary amount of weight and can injure or even kill homeowners if handled improperly, causing your garage door to fall unexpectedly or lose tension.

If you have questions about garage door maintenance or want to learn more about our services at North Metro Garage Door Repair, give us a call today.


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