Fall is right around the corner, and the savvy homeowner is probably going through a checklist of things that need to be done before the new season hits. One of the items on the list will more than likely be that of your garage door. Your garage door is one of those things that you don’t really pay a whole lot of attention to until something goes wrong with it. Be proactive this season and follow these tips for proper garage door maintenance this Fall.
Pay attention to the door itself
This is the most basic maintenance that you can give to your garage door. Turn it on and off a few times and watch it. Look to see if you notice that anything seems off or if it’s not moving as quickly as it should be. Listen for any squeaks or creaking sounds which may suggest that it is time to replace certain parts or even spray it with a bit of WD-40. Even if you do not notice any signs that your garage door is rocky, we recommend cleaning the tracks and adding a bit of lubricant just in case.
Take a look at the opener
Because it is usually run on some type of battery, garage door openers can go dead. Take a moment to check the opener of your garage door to see if it needs to be replaced.
Get a leveler
A level garage door is a good indication that your door is still on the right track and has not warped. On the other hand, if using the leveler and you notice that the door is off, then it’s a good idea to go ahead and get your door replaced as soon as possible before your car gets stuck in the garage.
Purchase a new weather stripper
One of the biggest things that get damaged on your garage door opener is your weather stripper. Once it gets too brittle and worn out, then you can all but say goodbye to any chance of the garage door keeping out the cold once Fall hits. Luckily, installing a new weather stripper is a fairly easy task and won’t require a professional.
Check the infrared sensors
The final item to check when maintaining your garage door this Fall is the infrared sensors. You want to ensure that the garage door is popping back open if something runs into the sensors. Test this by moving an object back and forth in front of the sensor as you open and close your garage. Your door should go back if the object is touching the sensors. If it doesn’t, then you need to get it replaced.
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