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Preventing a Frozen Garage

Published on January 24th, 2018

The extreme climate of Chicago comes with some frigid winter temperatures. These harsh winters wreak havoc on our cars, homes, and more. Your garage door can also experience additional wear and tear from the sinking temperatures.

A frozen shut garage door is an annoying problem that can cause additional damage to the entire system. Especially if you don’t address the issue as soon as possible. Fortunately, you don’t have to wait until you need a garage door repair in Skokie to start worrying about the cold weather. To prevent a frozen garage door, here are some preventative steps from Robert’s Garage Door Professionals to ensure your garage stays unstuck.

Replace Your Weather Seal

A weather seal is designed to seal the garage door and its opening. As the weather seal gets older, it cracks. This allows water to enter into the seal and freeze. Examine your seal for signs of wear and tear and get a new one if it is time.

Shovel Your Driveway

Or at least the top part. Nobody likes having to shovel the driveway, but an accumulation of ice and snow around the doorway can lead to the garage getting stuck. Clear away ice and snow close to the garage.

Toss Some Salt

Salt lowers the freezing point of water meaning it has to be even colder to freeze. Sprinkle salt on the ground right along where the garage door and ground intersect. A lubricant also has the same effect and can be sprayed onto the weather seal of your garage door.

Open the Door Regularly

Even if you don’t need to use the garage door every day, it is best to keep the system running. Opening the door more often lessens the chance of ice accumulation.

Garage Door Repair in Skokie

If your garage door does get frozen stuck we can help. Don’t try to open it repeatedly or fix it yourself, you may cause more damage. And damaged garage door springs may pose a danger if they’re not handled with professional care.

Instead, for all your garage door repair in Skokie needs, call us at Robert’s Garage Door Professionals. We’ll get the job done right, the first time. Call today at (773)-906-1556

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