weather-stripWe’re now headed into the Fall season, and in some parts of the country like the West Coast, it’s just a day like any other day, but in other areas of the country that are more prone to more drastic seasonal changes, it’s important that you make sure that your garage door is ready for those changes.

For instance, when was the last time you examined your weather stripping? Is the stripping keeping the cold air and the moisture out? If you’re not sure what to look for, a qualified technician can examine the weather stripping to see if it needs to be replaced.

Also, is your garage door insulated?  If so, when was the last time you checked the insulation?  Does it need to be replaced?  If so, you’ll want to get a technician to make sure that there’s insulation to keep your garage warm during the cold winter months.

Also, if there are windows in your garage doors, it would be a good idea to check for any possible drafts, or if they have been damaged, it would extremely advantageous to make sure that those windows are replaced sooner rather than later.

When was the last time your door was inspected by a certified garage door specialist? They may be able to shine some light on possible issues that you might not be aware of and you’ll want to make sure those issues are addressed before the weather turns bad.

Here are a few more tips for you to consider:

  • Check the batteries all of the related components to make sure they are in good working order.
  • Make sure that your springs are well lubricated with a lithium based lubricant. Remember that the springs will expand and contract depending on the temperature.
  • Make sure that your sensors are working properly by doing a few quick tests to make sure that they’re responding to anything blocking the path of the garage door.

Don’t be in reaction to the elements and to environmental changes… be proactive!  If you have any questions whatsoever regarding garage door maintenance, don’t hesitate to contact a trained service professional.