Winterization checklist: tires…check; house…check; boat…check; garage door…? Preparing your garage door for the cold season may not first come to mind, but this section of your house is no less important. Consider taking these steps to ensure your garage is protected and can be depended on to last many years to come.
Seal it the Right Way
A garage door that does not close properly could be causing damage to parts of the system. How can you tell if your door does not close the right way? Look for gaps when you stand inside your garage. If you can see light streaming in, problem found.
Remember that if light can shine in, heat can escape through the same space. Confirm that the weather-stripping is not worn or out of alignment. If it is, have it replaced immediately. The more you can seal your garage, the more useful the space becomes.
Additionally, seeing gaps when you close the garage door could also signal another problem: track misalignment. Your door could be coming down at a strange angle. Rather than risk bending important parts, consult a professional to assess your system. Finding the problem before it is a problem will give you peace of mind.
Don’t Just Look at the Big Picture
Every day you leave your house, you go through a similar process: open garage door, get in car, drive car out, close garage door. Then you follow the same series of steps when you return home. You probably take for granted that the door always opens.
But what if one day it doesn’t? Should you really wait until that day? It probably seems far off that your system would break down. But it is the stuff you cannot see that often causes the biggest problems. It is these parts that get overused and too often abused, and simply taken for granted. And just consider what fun it would be to pull up late at your house one night, wind howling, blinding snow, and you press the little button on your garage opener and nothing happens. This does not have to be the case.
Garage doors need maintenance like anything else that gets constant use. Have experts inspect your system, from the door to the opener. From residential to commercial repairs, BlackHawk Garage Door offers garage door services, repair & installation in Minneapolis, Minnesota and has the expertise and experience to provide the service and assessment you need.
I Need Something from the Garage…But it’s Cold in there
Many garages are used for more than just parking cars. And an even bigger number never even see a car in them! So, why waste the space by letting it become an uncomfortable task every time you need to get something from the garage?
Consider installing an insulated garage door. Take the opportunity when the weather is in between storms to install a more efficient garage door so you can actually use your the space any time of the year. An insulated garage allows you to work on home improvement projects, entertain, play games, work on cars and more, all while protected from the elements. Additionally, it is much more energy efficient to install an insulated door. The heat stays in and more of your money stays in your pocket.
Winterizing your garage door may not be your top priority; but it is critical nonetheless. Consult a professional to assess the readiness of your garage system. Consider upgrading to a new design and level of functionality for your doors.
Choose the Experts for Your Next Garage Project
BlackHawk Garage Door offers all garage door, repair and installation services you need. From residential to commercial customers, we have you covered. We can provide superior service at competitive prices. If your garage door could use a face lift or a repair in Minneapolis, Minnesota, consider BlackHawk. Contact us today for a free and reliable estimate.