How To Properly Maintain Your Garage Door Throughout The Seasons
Since the summer heat brings humidity and pollutants from mother nature herself, your door probably has a layer of dirt and debris both inside and out. The dirt on the outside layer isn't too much of a problem other than looking bad. The inside, however, is a totally different story.
There's a lot of moving parts going on with the mechanism that lifts and lowers your garage door. If you let too much dirt and debris build up on the inside, it will work its way into the hoist and eventually jam those moving parts. Requiring either a replacement or a professional to come and fix it. Meanwhile, your car is stranded either inside or outside the garage. Neither is preferable.
Another thing you should be doing is applying some 3 in 1 lubricant to the roller tracks and wheels. While not necessarily required, it helps your garage door open and puts less strain on the motor if you have an automatic opener, making it last longer and have less of a chance to burn out.
As the cold weather is approaching is imperative that no weather or excess cold gets into your garage. Damages and breakdowns can occur due to unprotection not to mention rust from the moisture in the air.
Checking the weather stripping along the perimeter of your garage door to make sure there is no damage of wear from age. If it is cracked, stripped or frayed it's simple enough to fix. Just visit your local hardware store and pick some up. In most cases they'll instruct you on how to install it as well if you're unsure.
If you notice something seriously wrong with your garage door or have a problem that your not sure how to approach, be sure to call your local supplier or handyman. They have the professional knowledge to get you in the right direction, and possibly to just come out and fix it themselves.