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Surviving the Manitoba Winter – How to Keep Your Garage Door Working

  • Posted by: Overhead Door of Winnipeg
  • Category: Garage Doors Winnipeg, Overhead Door Brandon, Overhead Door Winnipeg

What a winter it’s been so far! Did you know that this winter has been the coldest recorded in Winnipeg in over 80 years? Here at Overhead Door Winnipeg, we think it is in times like these that we are reminded of just how tough Manitobans really are. We go on with our days, ready to take on slippery roads, equip our cars with shovels and extension cords – never even considering letting the cold weather win!

As you are preparing yourselves and your vehicles for this cold weather we are having – don’t forget to take care of your overhead garage door too! When it is this cold outside, the last thing you want to come home to is a garage door that won’t open.

Consider doing this simple check periodically to make sure your garage doors are working properly. You want to make sure you garage door is properly balanced and will close evenly. If your door is unbalanced, additional stress placed on the doors and door parts will affect the longevity and durability of the doors. Overhead Doors are built for extreme climates but performing this simple test will help sustain the life of your garage door.

To perform the test, simply reach for the emergency release cable with the door closed, pull it to unlatch the door and lift it to waist height. A properly balance door will stay at that height without dropping or raising on its own.

If you notice that your door is difficult to raise manually, your springs may be in need of an adjustment. For this, you will need to contact the professional garage door installers at Overhead Door Winnipeg. These springs are under heavy tension and will need professional maintenance.

In the spring time when the temperatures are more bearable, consider apply lubrication to the fittings including bearings pulleys and cables. All you need to is spray them with a 3-in-1 lubricant to remove any rust while coating the surfaces. This you can do on your own.

If at any point you are experiencing difficulties with your door, contact us at Overhead Door for speedy and reliable service. We hope that you will stay warm this winter!

Author: Overhead Door of Winnipeg

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