Oh the Weather Outside is Frightful!

In the frightfully cold winter months, it sure is nice to be inside the house where it is cozy and warm. Most of the time, we don’t even give the garage a second thought.

Why should we?

Your garage door is the largest moving part in your entire home and is used multiple times per day at any hour and in all seasons. To keep your garage door operating smoothly for decades to come, it’s very important to take the time to perform regular preventative care and maintenance. Winter conditions take the most significant toll on garage doors, so here are a few tips to monitor the health and well-being of your garage door.

Observe your garage door in action when you use it. Is it operating smoothly, or is it jerky in places? Does it operate quietly, or does it sound like there are grinding or scraping noises when it is in use?

Did you know the average garage door moves up and down over 1000 times each year? That is a lot of movement and vibration, which can loosen the hardware. Examine and tighten all roller brackets and bolts with a socket wrench.

Make sure the tracks on either side of the door are free of debris. Something as simple as leaves and twigs can interfere with the workings of the rollers and cause alignment issues over time.

If you have discovered any issues or problems with your garage door, give us a call at Central MN Door Service. With our countless years of experience, and alignment with leading industry names such as Clopay and LiftMaster, you can be assured that when you walk through our doors, we can help you with yours.

From all of us at Central MN Door Service, we wish you a very Happy New Year!