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3 Ways to Winterize Your Garage Door October 20, 2016

Williamsport, Lycoming
3 Ways to Winterize Your Garage Door, Williamsport, Pennsylvania

Don’t avoid using your garage during the winter months. By properly winterizing it, you’ll keep it at a comfortable temperature throughout the year. But before you take steps to keep the cool air out, make sure your garage door is solid and secure. Located in Williamsport, PA, Overhead Door Co. of Lycoming County provides garage door services to keep your home or business ready for the cold temperatures ahead.

3 Ways To Prepare Your Garage Doors For Winter

1. Repair Or Replace Your Weatherstripping

Garage DoorsWeatherstripping is the seal between your garage door and its opening. While this piece normally keeps the chilly air out, it can become brittle and crack over time. If you feel any cool air coming into your garage, the sealing is likely to blame. Either repair or replace the weatherstripping to prevent winter conditions from sneaking into your home.

2. Lubricate Your Garage Door’s Hardware

The cold weather takes a toll on the moving parts of your garage door. Avoid any potential resistance by lubricating all metallic pieces. First, remove any pre-existing lubricant with a dry cloth. Then, apply a sparse amount of oil-based lubricant on your garage door’s rollers, tracks, and springs with a rag.

3. Examine Batteries

Check the battery in your garage door’s remote and external keypad. The last thing you want in the winter is getting stranded outside your home because the batteries died. The remote’s battery could potentially last up to one year, but it’s always a good idea to keep an extra one on hand. Since the battery in the keypad is outside and exposed to extreme temperatures, it should be routinely changed every year.

Take the appropriate steps now to keep the winter elements from affecting your garage. Overhead Door Co. of Lycoming County has the garage doors, maintenance plans, and repair expertise you need to keep your space well-protected in the cold months. For more information about their services, call (570) 326-4749 or visit their website.

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