Common Winter Garage Door Problems
February 4, 2014
Posted by: Overhead Door of Winnipeg
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Here at Overhead Door, we’ve been receiving a lot of calls lately about winter garage door problems, caused by the bitterly cold temperatures we’ve been getting. We thought it would be timely to talk a bit about these issues… and how you can fix or prevent them.
- Your Garage Door Won’t Open
Here in Manitoba, we know that winter is synonymous with ice and snow. When there is a buildup of ice and snow by your garage door, sometimes it can cause your door to stick to the ground. The rubber seal may even rip off as the door opens. The best solution is simply to keep the ice and snow away from the door as much as possible.
- Cold Temperatures = Metal Contracting
Metal contracts in cold temperatures – that is a fact of physics. The springs and other metal pieces in your door will seize up. If this is the issue, simply apply a lubricant to the springs, screw drive, shuttle roller bearings and torsion bar bearings. When picking a lubricant, remember to use a silicone-based one and avoid lubricating the rollers and tracks.
- Frozen Grease
Grease can harden in cold temperatures and the hardened grease can prevent your garage door from opening or closing. When this happens, use a grease solvent to get rid of the old grease. Apply with a small brush and make sure you work the solvent into the cracks. Wipe away any excess solvent and finish by applying lubrication.
Garage door problems can be such a hassle – especially when it is so cold outside! If you should find yourself in a garage door emergency, just give us a call at our Winnipeg and Brandon locations. We have a team of highly trained garage door experts that know everything there is to know about garage doors. They will get your door working again in no time. Our garage door service and repair team work 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and all 365 days of the year. Give us a call any time you need us.