Winterizing Your Garage Door

Winterizing Your Garage DoorFreezing temperatures are just around the corner in Oklahoma. Sleet and snow can wreak havoc on your garage door and its associated parts. Taking several precautionary measures now can ensure that your garage door will still be in top functioning condition when spring arrives.

Replace Weatherstripping

During the fall months, it is important to clean the weatherstripping connected to the garage door. Most often this will be found along the bottom of the garage door. If the weatherstripping has dried and started cracking, applying a silicone based lubricant or replacing the weatherstripping may be necessary.

Insulate Garage Door

If your garage door doesn’t have appropriate insulation, insulating the garage door can help keep the cold air out during the winter. It is well known that most of a home's heat is lost through the garage door during cold months. Checking with your garage door provider will help determine the insulation choice that best meets your needs

Lubricate Metal Components

During the summer months, it is not uncommon for the metal components of your garage door system to become stiff. Adding lubrication to these components as needed will ensure they last throughout the winter and are ready for continued operation in the spring. It is important to not use WD-40 because it is a degreaser and not a lubricant.

Check Batteries

Batteries within your remote and external keypad should generally last for one year with continued use. It is important to change the batteries in these components annually to ensure continued operation. Backup batteries are recommended to have on hand to ensure continued operation.

If you are trying interested in winterizing your garage door system or you are experiencing issues with your garage door opener, give us a call! In the greater Tulsa area—including Broken Arrow, Owasso, Bixby, Jenks, Sand Springs, Bartlesville and more—you can call us at (918) 234-DOOR. In the Oklahoma City area, you can call us at (405) 525-DOOR. In Southern OKC—including Moore, Norman and more—call (405) 848-6700. In Edmond or Stillwater, call (405) 348-2000.