Garage Door FAQs
A garage door opening represents a large hole in your home’s thermal barrier. Insulated doors will help to reduce the amount of outside air that enters your garage, thus reducing the amount of energy required to cool or heat your home. Insulated doors also reduce noise from the exterior of your home.
While we suggest a certified professional undertake any major repairs, there are some steps you can take to maintain your door. They are:
- Periodically lubricate your garage or overhead door track. Call us to determine the best methods for lubricating your specific door.
- Clean the frame’s weather stripping with vinyl cleaner and lubricate it once every other month with an appropriate product to keep the stripping pliable.
- Inspect the rollers every six months and replace any that are worn or broken, or call us and have us replace them.
- If you have a painted door, periodically paint the exterior to help protect it from the elements.