How to Prepare Your Garage Door for Winter

It might be milder than usual this November but the temperatures will take a dive before we know it. After all, a consistently warm British summer comes with the guarantee of a freezing British winter! Here at ABC Industrial, we believe that it is never too early to start getting prepared for the season of snow. Read on as we go through three things you should do in order to ensure that your garage doors are capable of surviving the winter…

Lubrication

Garage doors are built so that moving metal parts glide along one another with the help of lubricants like oil. During winter, these components can become stiff so it is important that you regularly ensure that they are well coated. Using a soft, clean cloth, you should top up the lubrication on hinges, rollers and springs where and when required. In addition to this, if your garage door is automatic then it is also important to ensure that your motor oil is sufficient as below freezing temperatures can actually cause it to freeze, rendering your garage door moot.

Motor Batteries

Speaking of motor operated automatic garage doors, it is also necessary to ensure that there is enough power. After all, not every garage door is connected to the electrical system of the property and many are operated through batteries. Before the winter season strikes, it is best to ensure that your battery is in full working order so that you don’t suffer a breakdown one chilly morning.

Minor Repairs

If you are aware that your garage doors could do with some TLC then it is time to pick up the DIY tool box or call out a professional. After all, you may have got away with maintenance neglect during summer but winter can be a brutal season for mechanical doors. For example, you should ensure that the garage doors are well sealed in order to keep your property warm and prevent damp from developing and also fill in any holes that may have developed due to general wear and tear. A garage door may come with a longevity guarantee but that is only conditional. After all, you have to ensure that you take care of them or else they will succumb to the wrath of mother nature, especially during winter. Here at ABC, we have a range of Hormann garage doors that we believe are the Rolls Royce of the garage door industry. With silent operation, reliability and finesse, they are German manufacturing at its best. To find out more, get in contact with a member of the ABC team today!

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