Preparing Your Garage Door for Winter

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Preparing Your Garage Door for Winter

Central State Door Service has been serving Harrisburg PA and the surrounding areas since 1941. Preparing your garage door for winter is crucial in Pennsylvania. As cold weather moves in, make sure your garage is ready. Keep your garage door running smoothly all winter long by performing these maintenance tasks.  

Check Weather Stripping

An important tip for preparing your garage door for winter is to check for weather stripping. Weather stripping acts as a barrier between your garage and the outdoor elements. As the stripping gets older, it can shrink, crack, and weaken, allowing cold air and moisture into your garage. The harsh temperatures of winter can speed up the aging process. Check the around the bottom and edges of the garage door for loose, cracked, or damaged weather stripping. Also, look for gaps around the door when it is closed. 

If you find any issues, contact CS Doors to have a technician replace or repair the damaged stripping. We’re available 24/7.

Check Your External Keypad

If your garage door operates using a keypad, low temperatures can weaken the battery and hardware. Test your battery and replace if needed. If your keypad is showing signs of aging, it may be time for a replacement. View our selection of garage door openers and accessories to find the right one for you. 

Can’t decide or need help? A CS Doors representative can help you select option best suites for your needs.

Lubricate All Metal Moving Parts

Winter weather can cause your garage door’s tracks, springs, rollers, and hinges to stick, preventing your garage door from opening and closing with ease. Coat the metal moving parts of your garage door with an oil-based lubricant. Wipe up excess lubricant to keep it from dripping onto the floor. Open and close your garage door a couple times to ensure the parts are evenly covered. 

Stay Prepared

During or after a winter storm, your garage door may become stuck or blocked from ice and snow buildup. Check the forecast for nearby winter weather, and move your winter tools, such as your shovel, ice melt and snow blower, to an area you can easily access. You can also install a garage storage system to keep everything neat and clean.

Call CS Doors for an Inspection

Maybe your garage door has issues that you can’t (or shouldn’t) fix on your own. Maybe your garage door seems perfectly fine but you’d like a second opinion. The team at CS Doors can conduct routine inspections of your garage door. We also offer 24/7 emergency repairs and service. We have the experience and resources you need to keep your garage door in great shape. 

Central State Door Service provides garage door services for Harrisburg, Carlisle, York, Lancaster, and the surrounding areas. Contact us today for a consultation, inspection, or garage door repair. We pride ourselves in customer service, and we’re ready to serve you.

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