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It’s Garage Door Testing Season

You know what I saw in my rear view mirror this morning? Winter. I think it’s fairly safe to say that we can put winter 2013-14 safely in the history books. I know this is true because my wife has already loaded my garage with grass seed and fertilizer. She has also started unpacking the potting equipment for her bevy of flowers she enjoys so much.

My weekend will be filled with raking, thatching, bagging and preparing. Oddly enough I saw a big box that was delivered marked Underground Sprinkler System. What the heck am I going to do with that!? Maybe I could call the guys from This Old House.

The cars are now out of the garage and we (she) is filling it with items that need to be stored in there. There has been no consideration on the placement of said items since things I need to get to are now buried behind the aforementioned new arrivals. I’ll figure it out.

If you’re experiencing the change in weather as well we can assume your garage door is going to be getting more use than previous months. Instead of a car coming out and going in once a day, chances are you’ll be opening and closing more frequently now. Take some time and give your door a quick once over with your eyes. Look at your cables, springs, rollers, and hinges. Run it up and down a few times by hand and make sure it’s still fairly easy. If you’re lucky enough to have a garage door opener disconnect it for this test because you may not know something is awry if you rely on the motor.

If your garage door feels like it’s sticking, binding or making odd sounds then take some action to prevent a future problem. We’ve written at length how, where, and what to use when lubrication is needed. That may be all you need but if you’ve found frayed cables or hinges/fixture that may have started to crack or bend give us a call. If your rollers are rolling as smooth as you think they should let us come out and replace them. Changing out just the rollers is a quick and inexpensive way to make your door run smooth and quiet.

If you find anything that needs attention give us a quick call. In almost every case we can get you a quick quote while we have you on the phone.

Happy Spring Everybody!

Your Overhead Door of Albany Team