The weather is changing and pretty soon those chilly fall temps will be here to stay! Which means you need to insure your heater is working optimally and your house needs to be aligned for the dropping temperatures, BUT what about your garage? Normally the garage is forgotten about, but it can really make a difference in the temperature of your home (as well as your heating bill!)
Here are a few things you can do to get your garage ready for fall!
Check your remote batteries: Cold temperatures can drain the batteries in your garage door opening remote. Make sure to replace your old remote batteries. No one wants to be stuck outside in the winter!
Use your garage door: Using your garage door daily keeps it from freezing shut, and ultimately everything will work better. If those temperatures do get below freezing, add a little salt to the ground to provide sure footing.
Grease it up: Most mechanical devices need a little grease every now and then. The cold causes metal to contract and will place an added strain to all working parts on the door. Be sure to apply a generous amount of lubrication to the hinges, bushings, and roller.
Check your seals: Last, but not least, your seals need to be tight and trim. This will affect the insulation in your garage as well as your heating bill. If the seals are not installed correctly or are starting to erode, cold air will start to seep in and cool your house.
All of these checks can be do-it-yourself, but if you need our professional help, don't hesitate to contact us! Or, if you think fall is the perfect time for a new garage door look, you can request a FREE design consultation. Our garage door experts will come out and give you an idea on cost and what look is best for your home.