Quick! What’s the heaviest motorized object in your house? The car doesn’t count because it’s not in your house (and if it is you need to stop reading this and deal with that issue). If you guessed the garage door, congratulations! While the hindsight bias makes that feel like the obvious answer, most people don’t realize what a large piece of equipment a garage door actually is and how to properly take care of it.
Check the Rollers
Rollers are prone to chipping, bending, wearing and cracking. All of these will hinder the movement of your door and could cause larger issues if one stops working entirely. Fixing rollers can be tricky, so consult with a professional before trying it on your own.
Replace the Weatherstripping
Good weatherstripping will keep you dry and warm all winter; damaged weather stripping will let water in and heat out. Replacing the weather stripping is as simple as pulling the old out of the track and sliding the new in.
Lube and Check Moving Parts
There are a surprising number of moving parts in a garage door. When your garage door is installed check with the installation company for what parts need lubrication and how often. This simple procedure could add years to your garage door and only takes a few minutes.
When all else fails, you might just have to replace that garage door. Look at it as an opportunity to find a garage door that fits your new siding better, or a great way to increase your home’s energy efficiency.
Let Schaefer Siding and Exteriors Install Your New Siding
Schaefer Siding and Exteriors has been installing siding, roofs, windows and garage doors in Maryland, Pennsylvania, Delaware and Virginia for nearly 40 years since 1977. We’re both VSI certified and a CertainTeed 5-Star Contractor for siding, CertainTeed 4-Star Contractor for roofing, and Certified ShingleMaster. Contact us today at 410-781-4028 or email us. You can also visit our website for more information. Your satisfaction is guaranteed.