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Seasonal Maintenance Tips for Your Garage Door

Protecting and maintaining your garage door is crucial as the seasons change. Various weather conditions can cause wear and tear on your garage door and shorten its lifespan. From the harsh cold of winter to the heat of summer, elements will affect its functionality and safety.

With our expert tips, you can ensure your garage door operates flawlessly, regardless of the season. Our team, serving locations across the region, is equipped with experience and technical expertise, ready to offer advice and services for your garage door and door opener maintenance.


Preparing Your Garage Door for Winter: Sealing

The winter can expose your garage to cold drafts or moisture. Check and replace worn-out weather stripping and seals around the door to prevent drafts and moisture from entering the home.

If you need assistance sealing your garage this winter, reach out and we can get you prepped in no time.


Summer Care: Protecting Wood and Metal Doors from the Heat

Maintenance: With the rise in temperature comes the need for increased vigilance. Be sure to perform regular checks on the door’s parts for wear and tear. Lubricate moving parts to prevent sticking and noise. This will help ensure its operational efficiency and longevity.

Protection: Both wooden and metal doors have unique protection requirements in the summer. Treat wooden doors to protect against humidity and warp, and apply a reflective coating on metal doors to deflect the sun and reduce the flow of heat into the garage.


Spring and Fall Checklists for Optimal Performance

Cleaning: The casual change in temperature is a perfect time to start cleaning your garage door mechanics. Remove debris and dust from the tracks and ensure the door sensors are clean for proper functionality. This can be done with a soft cloth.

Inspection: Look for signs of rust or corrosion on metal parts and check the balance of the door to ensure it opens and closes smoothly without any operational difficulties.

Safety Checks

Always include safety checks in your maintenance routine to ensure features such as auto reverse and manual emergency release are functioning properly. If you run into a problem, reach out to us. We have 24-hour emergency service, so you don’t have to wait to get your door up and running again.

Book a Seasonal Maintenance Check

Why wait for the seasons to wreak havoc on your garage door? Be proactive and book a seasonal maintenance check today. Our highly experienced technicians will ensure your garage door remains in top condition throughout the year, regardless of the weather. Don’t gamble with your home’s security or convenience. Trust the professionals at Lakeland Door.