Check the Weather Stripping
The first thing you should do is make sure that your garage door is sealed correctly. Stand inside your garage with the lights off. If you can see any light coming through around the door or you notice any gaps, there's a problem. After all, if light can get in, then heat can get out. Inspect the weather stripping around the garage door and replace it if it's damaged or missing. You should also clean the weather stripping with an all-purpose cleaner to ensure it'll be as effective as possible.
Double check the batteries in your garage door opener and remotes. The last thing you want is to have to manually open your garage door on a cold winter night after making your way home from work. Change the batteries before winter or make sure they are fully charged. You should also make sure the opener is outfitted with a backup battery. Power outages are common in the winter, and you don’t want to be stuck, not being able to use your garage.
Lubricate All Moving Parts
You should complete this common maintenance task at the start of every season and winter is no different. Ensure every moving part in your garage door is properly lubricated. This will help every piece to work efficiently and extend the life of your whole garage door.
Get an Inspection
Garage doors need to be inspected every year, and the start of winter is the ideal time to schedule your appointment. Hire a professional who specializes in garage door service in Kennesaw, GA, to inspect your garage door and pinpoint any potential problems. If there are any issues with your door, it’s best to learn about them now and fix them before the problem gets even worse.
Install an Insulated Door
Keep your home warm and safe by installing an insulated garage door for winter. Insulated garage doors do more than just keep your garage warmer. They keep your whole house warmer, keeping it at a comfortable temperature for longer and saving you on energy costs throughout the winter. Whether your current door is uninsulated, or your insulated door is damaged, now is the perfect time for a replacement. Find experts who can show you how to fix your garage door in Kennesaw, GA.
Though this tip isn't directly about your garage door, it's just as important. Make sure your tools to deal with the winter weather are easily accessible so you will be able to drive your car in and out of the garage all winter long. This includes snow shovels, snow blowers, rock salt, and anything else. After months of disuse, they may be buried in the back of your garage. Before you need them, move these items to the forefront of your garage, so they are easily reachable.
Contact us at IDC Garage Door to learn more about preparing your garage door for winter.