Preparing Your Garage Door For The Winter

Posted on September 16th, 2019 by Richard Hill

As Chicago weather finally begins to cool down, make sure that your garage will be able to handle the low degree winters. If you need help getting your garage prepared for winter, don’t hesitate to contact our garage builders near Chicago. Here are some tips and tricks to get you started.

Winterize Your Garage

Your garage door goes through a lot of wear and tear due to consistent usage and its exposure to the elements. Many people raise and lower their garage multiple times a day so make sure you begin to pay attention to which garage door maintenance checks you need before the cold weather is upon us.

Inspect The Door And Tracks

Watch your garage door go up and down a few times and listen for any sounds it makes as well as weird movements. For example, if you hear unusual noises during usage, or the door is getting caught in the wrong places, it means you may need some tune-ups on your door.

Make Sure The Door Seals Correctly

If you close your door during nighttime and see cracks of light shine through to the outside, you may have a problem with the seal around your door. When the seal is not working properly, there will be enough space for heat to escape and for cold air to enter. Make sure you replace any damaged or missing sections of your garage door’s seal.

 

Our garage builders near Chicago are ready to help you plan for winter. If you have any maintenance needs before the snow begins to fall, contact us today and we will help make sure your garage doors are installed, properly maintained, and have them keep the warmth in your enclosed space when you need it the most.

 

 

 

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