The New Year is approaching but that doesn’t mean it’s too late to repair your garage door for the harsh winter weather that’s approaching! Before you settle in for the long winter, make sure your garage door is ready to withstand all of the cold and snow issues that are bound to happen. Follow these tips and toughen up your garage door this winter.

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Weather Seal Replacement

The weather seal at the bottom of your garage door may seem like it can last for forever, but like the cables and hinges, the weather seal can start to wear away, too. When this happens, the possibility of animals crawling underneath in search of warmth and shelter increases. Not only that, but a worn away weather seal will result in cold air creeping under the door which leads to increased energy usage and higher bills. And if your weather seal isn’t in the best condition, water can leak in, creating puddles in your garage which can freeze and become a hazard.

Cables and Rollers

The importance of fully functional garage doors can be taken for granted when they’re always in good condition. But the moment the necessary parts within the garage door mechanism starts malfunctioning, you notice. Take the time to repair and maintain the intricate parts of the garage door, such as the:

  • Cables – can warp and snap due to the cold, leading to danger for door users.
  • Hinges, Rollers & Tracks – need to be lubricated every three months for safe usage.

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Add Insulation

One reason a garage is such a convenience is because it doesn’t allow your car to be exposed to the elements. It’s great walking out in the morning and not have to worry about scraping any new snow that may have fallen overnight. But what about a cold garage? It’s certainly no fun when you get in your car and it’s freezing cold because your garage isn’t properly insulated. Another good reason to insulate your garage door is that it will help to keep the energy costs down. Adding insulation may not seem like a repair, but it can dramatically extend the life of your garage door and subsequently your garage and items inside.

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Routine Maintenance

Some small, yet important repairs to make before you ring in the new year include:

  • Clean the door before the snow gets too deep.
  • Remove any grime or grit that may have accumulated over the year.
  • Lubricate the tracks so that the rollers can move through easily, free of debris.

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Motor City Door For Repairs and Maintenance

Don’t forget that Motor City Door can help you out this winter season with any and all garage door repairs. For some of the more difficult tasks, like replacing springs or panels of a door, call the experts to request a free quote! The time is ticking by so make sure you take care of your garage door repairs today! Contact us at 586-684-5658 and schedule an appointment right now!

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