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Garage Door Winter Maintenance

insulated vs non-insulated garage doors

The cold winter climate can have a negative impact on your garage door. With winter quickly approaching, it’s time to start certain tune-ups to your garage door to ensure proper functioning.

Insulate your Garage Door

An essential part of winterizing your garage door includes proper insulation. Because the garage door is a large and integral part of your home, it contributes considerably to the indoor temperature.  By insulating the garage door, you’ll lower your heating bills by being more energy efficient and regulating the temperature inside your home.  Additionally, the temperature in your garage will be better maintained, making it more comfortable to get in and out of your car during the cold months.

Clean your Garage Door

Because your garage door takes up a big part of your home, it’s a good idea to maintain and clean it at least once a year. The exterior of your garage door should be cleaned with water and a mild detergent. If you have a wood door, we recommend cleaning it with a dry cloth. Additionally, it may require repainting or staining. After your garage door has been cleaned, consider lubricating the hinges and springs with a nonsilicon-based lubricant. This will allow your garage door to function properly.

Perform Annual Garage Door Checkups

Our specialists at Advanced Door recommend an annual garage door checkup before the cold weather kicks in. We will examine your garage door and see if there are any necessary tune-ups or maintenance needed to be done. Our specialists make sure everything is functioning properly. This includes the hinges, tracks, cables, rollers, electronic operation, manual operation, and the automatic safety reverse system. It’s important to not neglect your garage door. Home and business owners can rest easy during the winter months when Advanced Door performs maintenance checkups.

For more information on garage door winter maintenance, contact our specialists at Advanced Door at 801-377-3667!


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