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Common Garage Door Winter Issues

Published on November 17th, 2016

With December on the way, it is time to start thinking about winterizing your home. As a homeowner, your garage door probably does not always come to mind when preparing for winter. However, winter is often bustling with garage door issues. At Robert’s Garage Door Professionals a large part of our business is helping people who are stuck in or out of their garage with immediate service. We have compiled a list of common garage door winter issues that you should be aware of. If you experience any of the following issues this winter, contact your garage door repair Arlington Heights IL professionals as soon as possible.

  • Damage to the sensors: Cold weather can cause failure of door sensors that allow the use of a remote. Check to see if the sensors are showing signs of damage. If so, have them replaced by Roberts Garage Doors.
  • Ice between panels: If a significant amount of ice accumulates between garage door panels, it can make it very difficult for the door to open and close. Take a look at the spaces between your garage door panels. If you notice that the panels are frozen together, apply heat.
  • Misaligned brackets: Assuming that your remote control is working without problem, the reason your garage door will not open or close may have to do with the brackets. It is common for metal brackets to contract during extremely cold weather. When this occurs it throws off the alignment, making it difficult for the tracks to move up and down properly. Contact the professionals at Robert’s Garage Doors if you think that you have misaligned brackets.
  • Track in need of lubrication: Lubrication for metal tracks is very important during winter. Dry tracks and cold temperatures are never a good combination. Invest in a lubricant that is recommended for garage door tracks.
  • Dead remote battery:A dead remote battery is the most common garage door issue. During winter, cold weather can sap the batteries in the remote, especially when the garage itself is not heated. Keeping spare batteries in your glove box is a great idea. Try replacing the batteries before calling for assistance.

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Here at Roberts Garage Doors, we are available 24 hours for all of your emergency garage door needs this winter. If you are experiencing any of the above problems call us at (773) 358-1110.

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