DID YOU KNOW? All of our technicians are employees of Overhead Door. We never use subcontractors!

DID YOU KNOW? All of our technicians are employees of Overhead Door. We never use subcontractors!

Mid-Atlantic Door Group Inc. Distributors of Overhead Door Corp.

Top 5 Garage Door Maintenance Tips for the Fall

Fall is here, which means it is time for some garage maintenance to keep it in working order and spare you from costly, time-consuming repairs during the colder months. Below we provide readers with five actionable steps they can take during a fall weekend. Each helps homeowners identify issues sooner and extend the life of their garage door and interior, as well as offer increased protection for the garage’s contents.

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Preparing Your Garage Door for Cooler Weather in Five Steps

Step #1: Check for Air/Light Gaps and Seal Them

  • Visually inspect your garage door for places where light may be seeping in from outside and repair accordingly to minimize the elements from entering your garage.
  • Also, listen or feel for air drafts along your garage door or if applicable, windows; repair with weatherstripping or sealant that is appropriate for your garage door material.

Step #2: Inspect Your Tracks

  • Inspect the tracks on both sides of the door to make sure they are free of debris and rust.
  • Keep an eye out for them being bent and not perfectly vertical. This is an issue, that if left unaddressed, can entail costly repairs or a garage door needing to be entirely replaced.
  • If you are unable to make adjustments on your own or feel they are beyond your capabilities, consult with a residential garage door professional.

Step #3: Schedule a Pro Inspection

  • Consult with a professional garage door repair team for a seasonal inspection of your door and its major components. With years of experience and an eye for issues, they will be able to identify problems fast and a solution so that you do not have to worry about putting yourself or others in danger.

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Step #4: Inspect Your Door’s Rollers and Springs

  • First, disconnect the door opener motor from its power source.
  • Then examine your door’s rollers and springs for damage, over-stretching, or wear and tear.
  • Replace worn parts and clean dirty parts.
  • Lubricate, if needed.

Step #5: Organize Your Garage’s Contents for Easy Access and Heat Flow

  • Pack away spring and summer items, and move fall and winter items into places that are accessible.
  • Free-up space inside your garage with shelving or storage bins that can be stacked.

About The Author | Natalie White

Natalie White is the Health and Wellness Coordinator and Marketing Assistant at Mid-Atlantic Door Group, Inc. The company opened in 1973 and now consists of (3) official Overhead Door™ Distributors and (8) warehouse locations throughout Maryland, DC, Virginia and Pennsylvania. Natalie married into the door industry, joining her husband's family owned business in 2014. Surrounded by door knowledge, Natalie has found her niche in employee wellness, as well as customer service and call-tracking to help strengthen the company's marketing efforts.

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Since 1973, Mid-Atlantic Door Group, Inc. has been providing Washington DC, Suburban MD, Frederick MD, Southern MD, Northern VA, Fredericksburg VA, Richmond VA, Harrisburg PA, Hanover-York PA, and the surrounding areas with the most reliable and trusted garage door services. These services include new door sales, professional installation, and 24/7 garage door repair services on all makes and models.

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