Did your garage door freeze shut last winter? If you live in a cold winter climate this is likely to be true for you. If you think back to what happened to your garage door during that winter that it froze shut, do you remember how much you had to pay to have your garage door replaced? It is likely that the majority of the people would answer this in a very angry tone and say that they had to pay a lot to repair their garage door after that nasty winter.
It is very common that a garage door freezes to the ground during the winter months. The reason that this happens is because it may snow one day of the week, and then the next day the weather may reach temperatures to the point where the snow melts. When the snow melts it creates water. The trickling effect then continues to grow. The melted water then ends up freezing again when it becomes night time. Usually this melted water has been sitting at the bottom of the garage door where it is next to the ground. This is the point where the water freezes and fuses the bottom of the garage door to the ground.
You can about image what will happen next. If you guess damage to the garage door, you were correct! The rubbing lining on the bottom of the garage door ends up tearing the next time that you try to open the garage door. Now guess what you get to do, you have to get your garage door serviced.
One thing that you could do to avoid this from happening in the winter is to not completely close your garage door. It may be a good idea to keep a close eye on the weather channel. When you notice that there will be a drop in temperature that will cause the snow to melt, keep your garage door open just enough so that the rubber bottom on the door does not touch the ground. This could also lead to another garage door repair though if you are not careful about watching the changes in the weather. If a large snow storm comes, the snow will most likely drift into your garage. The higher the snow builds up the more there could be a buildup of pressure on your garage door.
If there is pressure on both sides of the garage door because of the snow drift that formed, the tracking of the garage door could be pushed off. The winter months can always be the most challenging. It is important that you avoid as many garage door complications as you can. A garage door is something that can end up costing you a lot of money if you are not careful about it. Colorado Garage Door is one company that you can reassure yourself that you will have a good experience with. Prepare yourself for winter and make it one of your priorities to have your garage door serviced after winter.