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Winter Garage Door Problems Dacula, GA

Winter Garage Door Problems

winter garage door problems

Cold, snowy, wet, wintry weather can wreak havoc on garage doors. There are a number of garage door problems that occur more frequently in the winter season. They are:

  • Garage doors freeze to the ground – rain water, snow, and ice can accumulate around the weather stripping and cause the door to freeze to the ground. The motor can be damaged when it tries to open the door or the weather stripping can be ripped or torn. Monitor the area to keep it clear. A simple and effective preventative measure is to spray the weather stripping with silicone.
  • Broken spring – Springs are crucial to the function of garage doors as they balance a door’s weight to make it easy to open and close. Springs break more often in winter months because the cold weather can affect older springs and cause them to break as temperatures dip lower and lower. Most springs are built to last for 7-10 years, depending on usage. To test whether the spring is working as it should, pull the door up halfway. If it stays in place, the springs are functioning properly, but if it drops any, that is a warning sign.
  • Grease hardens – A sure sign that the lubricants that help operate the door are impacted by cold weather is a slowing of the up and down functions of your garage door. Using a solvent, wipe away old grease from the tracks and use silicone oil.
  • Contracting metal – metal has a tendency to shrink or contract in prolonged cold weather. This causes warping and may lead to the door seizing and malfunctioning. There’s no way to keep the metal from contracting, but an application of lubricant to the metal parts will reduce the severity.

Before winter arrives, look over the garage door to check for any potential problems. If you prefer, someone on our team can perform a preventative maintenance exam and tune up your door for cold weather.

For all of your garage door needs, call us at HABPRO Garage Doors.

Posted on behalf of Habpro Garage Doors

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June 6, 2024

I have been using Habpro for many years and they are THE BEST! They are so knowledgeable, efficient, polite, reasonable and get the job done correctly! And, they come out very quickly and no job is too big or small for them. I highly recommend Habpro!

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June 6, 2024

My garage door top panel was broken and bent. I contacted 2 different garage door companies who quickly quoted a price to replace the entire garage door. I then contacted Habpro and I am so glad that I did! They requested that I send them pictures of my garage door and were able to give me a reasonable quote to repair the door. They explained what they intended to do and set an appointment for the next day. I was kept informed of my tech's arrival. Jared arrived on time and he was professional, courteous and knowledgeable. He fixed my garage door and added additional hardware to improve the structure of the door. The job was completed in about 30 minutes. I have already referred Habpro to my neighbor. This was a great experience!

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June 6, 2024

I have used Habpro on 2 separate occasions over the past years to repair broken springs on our garage door, most recently in May 2024. Both times Bill and his team have been very quick to respond and had someone onsite to complete the repair in the same day at a reasonable cost. The guys completing the repairs have been great to work with and told me exactly what was going on and took care of business quickly and efficiently. They are my first choice, and I would recommend Habpro to anyone looking for garage door repair.

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June 6, 2024

They did a great job on my mom’s garage door. It was an older model, so we replaced the motor added keypad and setup remote digital control. Thank you

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June 6, 2024

The technician did a great job to install my garage door opener in timely manner and great price! I highly recommend to all my friends!

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June 6, 2024

I came home from vacation to my garge door spring broken mysteriously. Bill answered my call on a weekend and had his guys there the next day! Quick response, quick fix, awesome service!

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