One of the (many) wonderful things about living in Southwest Florida this time of year is not having to worry about how much the weather will affect our garage doors. Since we don’t generally deal with extreme cold here, we don’t need to be as concerned about insulating the garage in the winter.
That doesn’t mean, we don’t have to do any maintenance at all on the garage door or opener. At least once a year, all garage doors should be serviced and inspected. There are certain parts of the door that are more likely to have weather related issues.
• Seal on the bottom of the door (Astragal) – This is important to check regularly. It is important to keep all those little bugs out of the house. If you are a DIY kind of person, snip off a piece of the Astragal and bring it into our showrooms, either in Fort Myers or Naples. Each manufacturer uses different styles of Astragal, so to ensure the best fit, bring in a piece. If you are not a DIYer, call Action, and our experienced technicians can install new astragal and service the rest of your door at the same time.
Do not use WD40. WD40 will drop off the springs and pool on your garage floor. It will also collect dirt in the springs and may cause damage.
A few simple steps should be all you need to take to keep your garage door from becoming a problem in case of weather changes. If you haven’t had your annual door maintenance done this year, consider calling Action to schedule it before the holidays.