How to Keep Your Garage Door Working During Cold Weather

Prep for Cold Weather Garage Door Problems

Cold winds and dropping temperatures in Minnesota can take a toll on your garage door. Here at Metro Garage Door, we’re here for you when it comes to preparing your garage door until that spring thaw comes.

Whether you're having a hard time with your garage door closing in freezing temperatures or having more technical difficulties like your keypad for your business’ garage door not responding when the temperatures are too cold, here are some tips and tricks to make sure that you don’t get left in the cold.

Lubricate Your Garage Parts

While double checking and maintaining the lubrication for your garage door parts is always important, the winter months are an especially crucial time. Your garage door parts and gears are fragile and the harsh, cold and dry winter can cause a lot of wear and tear on them, even if they appear to be in pristine condition.

Go through your garage door at its joints and gears to ensure that there’s no corrosion or dryness. Add lubrication as you go to ensure that your garage door will open and close smoothly. If your garage door does not have proper lubrication during the winter months, it may have a hard time closing during the coldest days. Let’s make sure that’s not the case!

Insulate Your Garage Door

Insulating your garage door is important to not only protect any vehicles that may be inside, but also to maintain the integrity of any and all items and devices within your garage. This can include power tools, electronics, sporting gear and more.

Insulating your garage door involves installing insulation panels and adding insulating materials to the seams and edges where necessary so that cold air doesn’t seep in and warm air doesn’t seep out. A pro from Metro Garage Door can help you choose the best approach for your door.

Cold air could have a adverse effect on everything from your garage door opener to anything mechanical within your garage, including keypads and other devices. At Metro Garage Door we have experienced technicians that help business and home owners add insulation or maintain previously installed insulation. Reach out to us, we’d love to make sure that your garage door is ready for the cold season.  

Clean Your Garage Door Perimeter

While we’re no strangers to cold weather in Minnesota, it’s always great to remind ourselves the importance of maintaining our garage door area, especially during the winter months. Sometimes, ice and snow can buildup in quiet, hidden spots so that we miss it completely. Unfortunately, this ice and snow could lead to several problems – such as tripping your garage door sensor to read that an item is in the way. This is a common reason a garage door won't close in cold weather.

Cleaning the perimeter of your garage door ensures that there’s no build up or obstruction that gets in the way of your garage door operating properly. It also makes it safer for your customers or loved ones to enter your garage door area. 

Help with Cold Weather Garage Door Problems

If you have a garage door that won't close when it's cold or a garage door opener that won't work during a cold snap, call the helpful pros at Metro Garage Door Co. If you're wondering how to implement any of our tips, or just want a second pair of eyes to help you out, please reach out to us. While the Minnesota winters can take a toll, a little snow and ice won’t get us down. Please contact us HERE for more information!

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