How to Prepare Your Garage Door for a Blizzard

Victorian House WinterWhile the weather we have experienced lately may not amount to a blizzard, it is certainly not out of the realm of possibilities. It’s during these times that it’s important to remember emergency preparedness. Make sure we are prepared for the worst doesn’t stop at your garage door. There are some very simple things you can do to make sure your garage door is prepared for a sudden blizzard.

Close It

While this seems like a no-brainer, its important to remember to keep your garage door shut when you are expecting cold weather. Snow and moisture can get inside your garage and freeze and damage your door opener, tracks, and springs inside. Always check that your garage door is fully closed before going to sleep or leaving the house.

Weather Seals

Be sure to inspect your garage door’s weather stripping seals. This is the spongy material around your door that keeps your garage insulated from the outdoor weather. This will keep your garage warmer and save you on heating costs.

Manual Open & Close

Sometimes when the weather drops, your garage door opener may not work properly. Make sure that you know how to manually open and close your garage door. The process varies depending on the type of your garage door. Consult your garage door opener’s manual or call a garage door professional to assist you.

Inspect It

It is always a good idea to get your garage door inspected on a regular basis. That way you can catch small issues before they become big problems. Contact a professional garage door company to come out before extreme weather to make sure your garage door is in tip-top shape.

If need help getting your garage door ready for a blizzard, contact Action Garage Door at (877) 392-2590. Our professionals would be happy to help.