Winter will be here before you know it!

The month of October has gone by quickly, and before we know what’s hit us, winter will be here too. Although many people take steps to prepare their lawns, their vehicles and their plumbing systems for winter, many people forget about winterizing their garage. It won’t take long to prepare your garage for winter, and it will really improve your comfort all winter long. So, without further ado, here is your guide from our garage door service specialists in Brighton to preparing your garage for winter:

Step #1. Change out the batteries. 

The typical batteries in garage door remotes will last about a year, and the last thing that you want to have to do is go out in the cold and the snow to manually open your garage door. Keep the battery in your remote running strong all winter by changing it right before the cold weather hits. If you use an external keypad to enter your garage door, make sure you change the battery in that as well.

Step #2. Inspect your garage door’s springs. 

Make sure that your garage door opener is disabled, then manually open the garage door. If you can do this easily with just one hand, then your springs are working as they should, but if you have trouble opening it, then you need to call in a professional to fix the problem. It is incredibly dangerous to attempt a DIY repair for your garage door springs.

Learn more steps to prepare your garage for winter by staying tuned for our next blog.