In cold winter months, garage doors can literally freeze to the floor, causing all kinds of stress for the homeowner and potentially for the garage door and opener if forced open. There are some simple remedies for this. We’ve heard quite a few creative ideas – some are good solutions, some are not so good.
Your garage door is a highly visible, hard-working surface that is subjected to all sorts of use and abuse on a daily basis. And yet, during the spring cleaning season, we often neglect to give our garage doors the same kind of care that we give our homes’ windows, patios and other exterior areas. Now’s a good time to expand your spring cleaning checklist to include the garage door. Here are some tips.
Topics: Care & Maintenance
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In most homes, the garage door is the single largest moving part. It is big and heavy, particularly so if you have a wind-loaded door with extra bracing. Over the course of a year, if you use your door an average of three to four times a day, it will go up and down about 1000 to 1500 times. To prolong the life of your door and ultimately save on service expenses, follow these steps to lubricate a few key parts. It's easy and takes just a few minutes.