How Cold Weather Affects Your Garage Door

How Cold Weather Affects Your Garage Door

Although the leaves are slowly changing and the temperatures are slowly but surely dropping, the cold weather is unfortunately on the way. While you still have some time before it gets too chilly, be sure to take this time to understand how the incoming cold weather can affect the functionality of your garage door.

The Garage Door Motor

During the wintertime and bouts of cold weather, your garage door motor has to work harder to open your garage door. Because of this struggle, it is always best to make sure that all parts of your garage door are functioning properly. Remember to check or replace the batteries in your garage door opener. If it is sending a weak signal to your garage door opening system, in combination with the cold weather, you may be in a bit of a situation.

If you are not comfortable checking your garage door yourself, you can always call Superior Overhead Doors. Our technicians will be glad to inspect your garage door, from top to bottom.

Garage Door Sensors

As you know, the garage door sensors are a crucial part of your garage door system. If these sensors have a fog or bit of condensation on them, they will not operate properly. Be sure to clear off any fog or condensation using a soft cloth. In addition, if you have shovels, snow gear or any other items in the path of the sensor, remove these items immediately. A blocked sensor will compromise the integrity and functionality of your garage door and opening system.

Opening System Oil

Your garage door system uses a specific type of oil to help open and close the garage door smoothly. However, when the temperature drops and the oil begins to thicken, you have a problem on your hands. You can either adjust the settings on your garage door system to use more power, purchase lubricant to assist the system, or trust a garage door technician to do both of those services for you!

The garage door technicians at Superior Overhead Doors can assist you with all of your garage door needs during the cold weather. Contact us today for more information!