Now that Canadian winters are almost here, most homeowners will have a common question, “How Should I maintain my Garage door?” Various professionals of garage door repair Canada have some useful tips for you to keep your overhead garage door working efficiently and effectively. It is important to inspect all the parts for maximum performance. Follow these steps for Do-it-yourself (DIY) garage door repair to prevent the winter chills take a toll on your door.
. Exterior Inspection and Repair: Start by doing a visual inspection of the exterior. Look for any signs of wear and tear. Then proceed to the cleaning process. In case you have a steel overhead door, remove the rust signs during the overhead door track cleaning. Since it is cold outside, use a soft cloth/wipe/sponge to clean the door. There’s no need to spray water.
. Interior and Bottom of the Door: The bottom of the door is more prone to problems associated with the accumelation of dirt/dust. Simply use a wet rag to clean the bottom of the overhead door. In case the debris accumulate under the bottom seal of garage door, it will cause obstructions in the sensor, further causing problems in opening/closing mechanism. If the bottom seal is old, it is better to replace it. Make sure to use the right kind of seal from the original manufacturer. Buy original parts and components from the official website of the retailer.
. Garage Door Hardware: Maintenance is crucial to keep your door working in a good condition and allow it to deliver the best performance. Now that winters are here, lubricating the garage door panels and accessories is an important garage door maintenance activity to provide a suitable sliding power to it. Take the right oil or grease as recommended by the manufacturer and gently apply it to the parts. Avoid using the WD-40 oil as it can cause the dust to stick to the moving parts.
Do not forget to oil the the torsion springs and spring coils for a smooth operation. Roller bearings and hinges of overhead garage door should also be well-oiled too. Next, you can lubricate virtually every moving part in your garage. But DO NOT oil your garage door belt. Since this belt is not made of metal, it does not cause much friction. If you spot any other movable parts in your door which you believe are lacking friction and causing abnormal operation, make sure to apply the oil there as well.
Hopefully, these tips will help the homeowners in Canada to keep their garage doors in good working conditions during wintertime. While inspection, if you spot any abnormality in the door, call the professionals at Garage Door Repair Canada immediately. At www.portesgaragedoorrepair.ca, we provide 24-hour emergency garage door services. Feel free to call us for inspection and repair solutions.