Springtime in Houston is marked usually with days where you wear a jacket in the morning and shorts in the afternoon and everything is covered by pollen. Springtime is also one out of the two times of the year that is best to do a little garage door maintenance. The change in the weather temperatures and seasons do have an effect on all the parts of your garage door and garage door opener. Here are some garage door tips for spring.
Check and lubricate your garage door springs.
Just like changing temperatures have an effect on the pressure in your tires, hot and cold weather can expand and contract your garage door springs. That makes them susceptible to breaking in seasons such as spring when the weather goes back and forth. Another thing that makes them susceptible to breaking or wearing out is this Houston humidity. The damp air can cause your springs to rust, weakening the metal and the change in temperatures can cause them to break. Inspect your garage door springs and lubricate them with garage door lubrication. If you find a spring that is about to break, call a garage door repair specialist to come to inspect your garage door spring.
Check your garage door’s balance.
If the garage door is starting to go crooked or unbalanced, it can put undue stress on multiple parts of your garage door system. To check your garage door’s balance, you’ll have to disconnect your garage door from your opener and check how well the door rests on its own. Run the door up and…