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​Spring Your Garage Door into Shape

Spring is right around the corner, so now is the time to think about garage door maintenance

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Spring is right around the corner and as the days get longer and warmer, the need for some home improvement is felt by all. Besides purging your accumulated clutter, organizing your storage and sprucing up your space, getting your garage in tip-top shape should also include some needed maintenance - or sometimes even a replacement - of your garage door. See below for some tips on springing your garage door into shape.

 Tips for Expert Garage Door Maintenance

  • Tip #1 - Look and Listen

    When opening or closing your garage door, take a moment to look and listen. Sounds simple enough, but it can make the world of a difference when spotting potential mechanical issues. Is the garage door moving smoothly or is it jerky? Is it operating silently, or does it make a lot of noise? Make sure to call your local garage door professionals to inspect and solve any underlying issues.

  • Tip #2 - Lubricate Moving Parts

    Your garage door should operate like a well-oiled machine - literally. Keeping your garage door parts greased up can add years of seamless operation to your system - and it should only take you a couple minutes! Use a spray-on silicone lubricant on your garage door's springs, rollers, tracks, bushings and hinges. If your door still isn't gliding smoothly, leave it to your local Overhead Door™ Distributor and you'll be in good hands.

  • Tip #3 - Curb Appeal Check

    For your curb appeal needs, don't forget to examine the exterior of the door itself. Wood garage doors require regular maintenance to maintain a pristine appearance and avoid warping, rotting or cracking. We recommend using one cup of mild household detergent mixed with five gallons of water to clean the surface. Steel doors require minimal cleaning or touching up. Simply use a mild all-purpose cleaner. Even better, do it at the same time you wash your car!

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Consider Upgrading Your Garage Door

According to the 2020 Cost vs. Value Report by Remodeling Magazine, a garage door replacement is the second most valuable home improvement project. Not only will you receive a high return on investment, but a new garage door with a distinctive design and color can give your home a unique curb appeal and really make the neighbors jealous.

Some low maintenance steel garage doors to consider are the Overhead Door™ Impression Steel Collection®. They feature tall section heights and large windows, but now also have the added option of a new recessed panel to add a striking design. Both the recessed and classic vertical raised panel designs are also newly available in premium colors: Desert Tan, Gray, Terra Bronze and Black, expanding upon the standard offerings of White, Almond, Sandstone and Brown.

Another steel door option to consider is the Overhead Door Thermacore®insulated steel doors, which are the ideal choice for maximum thermal efficiency. With a variety of multi-panel designs and colors, this line offers design flexibility, durability and is second to none at helping keep your home comfortable in cold or hot climates.

Choosing your garage door design can be a challenge for anyone. That's why we make it easy for you to see what an upgrade would look like with our free DoorView® Visualizer Tool. It uses an actual image of your home and puts the power of design at your fingertips. You can customize and enhance the garage door through a wide variety of design options, including styles, windows, door colors, overlay colors, trim colors, handles and accessories. Share the personalized design with friends and family with an email and even send it to a local, trusted Overhead Door Red Ribbon Distributor for a pain-free process.

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With Spring fast approaching, we hope you feel prepared to "spring" your garage door into shape. As always,we're here to help.