You can have garage door problems any time of year, but there are a few things to be aware of now that winter weather is here. As always, Affordable Garage Doors is here to help you with garage door repair and garage door maintenance.
Some common problems with garage doors that happen more frequently in the winter include:
Most garage door systems include a spring system, which helps balance out the weight of the door while it is being opened or closed. More likely than not, the springs in these systems will exceed their lifespan and break, usually occurring during the winter months. Repairing the spring system in a garage door should only be executed by a professional.
While damaged and worn weather stripping won’t effect the functionality of your door, it’s an issue specific to winter that is worth paying attention to. The purpose of weather stripping is to keep the cold air out of your home. As the rubber weather stripping ages, it cracks and hardens, preventing it from doing its job. Hardened weather stripping won’t be nearly as efficient at creating an air tight seal when you close the garage door. While you can replace it yourself, remember that adequate weather stripping requires a tight seal, so if you’re unsure, you may save money by hiring a professional.
Call Affordable Garage Doors to schedule a service appointment if you are experiencing problems with your garage door, and we can fix it quickly. We offer fast and affordable garage door repair to Annapolis, Anne Arundel County and Calvert County.