Living in the Minnesota homeowners know the importance of energy efficiency. Many customers however are unaware of the amount of heat loss their home may have from the garage. The number one cause of this is either having worn out weather seals or not having any at all. By not having the proper seal you are allowing cold air flow directly into your home via the garage door. We have run into countless homes where they are heating the garage but don’t have any form of weather seal to stop air flow. This is very counterproductive and takes a huge hit on your wallet. At Rise & Shine Garage Doors, we carry all the weather seal you need to keep out the elements and lower your heat bill. By always offering same day installation you can immediately start saving money and keeping your garage warmer.
Garage Door Maintenance
While performing numerous types of Garage Door Installations & Garage Door Repairs. The most common question we get is “What kind of maintenance can I perform myself?” As many homeowners know garage doors can be extremely dangerous, with that said there is quite a few things customers can do to keep their garage door running smoothly.
- Lubrication: This is the number one suggestion any garage door technician will make. There are so many moving parts on a garage door, it is important to keep them lubricated.
- Check Opener Limits: The Opener limits are typically located on the back of the opener. It is important to ensure the limits are not turned up too high, this can cause serious injury as well as burn out the motor or gear.
- Check Spring Tension: Now as scary as this sounds you do not have to take out any tools or touch the springs. This process starts by releasing the door from the opener, continue by running the door by hand, Check to ensure the door balances in the middle, does not fall down at the top and is not more than 10lbs at the bottom.
- Check for rust: Rust is one of the biggest problems concerning garage doors and their operation. Checking the bottom of the door and making sure the seal is intact to keep moister away from the door is key.
We highly recommend using caution when performing any maintenance on your garage door. Rise & Shine Garage Doors always has trucks available to come and to a safety inspection and tune up to ensure proper operation. To schedule an appointment simply call 612-886-9606.