The summer is already coming to an end. Now that August has arrived, back to school commercials have started, the weather will start cooling down by the end of the month, and soon we will be noticing the leaves changing color. These are all signs of the impending fall season and that means it’s time for garage door maintenance. It is essential to address all of your garage door’s issues, whether they are big or small, before the cold weather arrives. There is nothing worse than having to leave your car out in the cold because your garage door won’t open. Here at One Clear Choice, we are here to help you through the process so you will never be stuck out in the snow!
Winter and fall can bring weather that is harsh on your garage door. That’s why it is important to ensure your garage door is in tip-top condition going into the cold seasons. If you are noticing any problems with your garage door, now is the time to schedule an appointment to have them looked at by a professional. Additionally, you should do a preliminary inspection to ensure every part of your garage door is working up to par. This means closing your garage door and looking at the springs, rollers, cables and pulleys.
Are they securely in place or are they loose? Can you see signs of rusting?
Also check the mounting hardware and hinges for signs of wear or damage. Closely inspect your garage door cable for signs of fraying. Problems with any of these components can quickly result in costly repairs if ignored. Raise the garage door and carefully watch to see if it moves at a consistent pace while the door remains level the entire time.
If you notice:
Jerking in the movement
Garage door slanting to one side
It is time for you to schedule an appointment with a professional.
Being that it is still early, now is still a prime time for garage door replacement. If you have a feeling that your garage door might not last through the year, now is the time to invest in a replacement. By scheduling your garage door replacement today, we can ensure that it is completed by this coming winter. This means that you will be able to park your car in a warm safe space without having to worry about snow and hail.
Fall is the best time to arrange your standard garage maintenance. Our professional team at One Clear Choice is equipped with the knowledge and experience to detect and solve any issues your garage may be facing. We want to ensure that our customers are never scraping the ice off their windshields this coming winter!