Seasonal Garage Door Maintenance TipsHomeowners in Minnesota understand how volatile the weather can be, and each season introduces new challenges for garage doors. It is wise to incorporate some of the following seasonal tasks into your schedule to ensure your garage door is functioning at peak performance and ready for whatever the weather throws at it.

Spring Season Garage Door Maintenance

After a long winter, springtime becomes the perfect time of year to give your garage door a much-needed washing. For metal and fiberglass surfaces, simply apply water and a mild all-purpose cleaner, then gently scrub with a soft rag or sponge. For wooden garage doors, simply use a dry cloth to wipe the surface down. For all door types, though tempting, avoid using a pressure washer, as this can cause damage to the door’s surface.

Summer Season Garage Door Maintenance

The warm summer days of Minnesota offer a great opportunity to give your garage door a bit of a facelift. Check your metal garage door surface for rust spots that need to be sanded before any next steps. Then sand, prime and paint the entire garage door. For wooden garage doors, sand the surface to remove chipped paint or wood, and re-apply paint, stain, or sealer.

Fall Season Garage Door Maintenance

Garage door maintenance done well in the fall will help your garage door function properly throughout the winter months. Waxing the weatherstripping with car wax will help protect it from cold temperatures as well as from freezing shut. Wax the outside surface of your garage door to further protect it from the elements, especially if you applied a new coat of paint or stain over the summer. Taking these measures can go a long way in preserving the condition of your garage door.

Winter Season Garage Door Maintenance

Cold temperatures can cause weatherstripping to crack or fall apart, leading to cold air and snowmelt leaking into the garage. Inspect the weatherstripping and replace it as soon as you notice any damage. Amongst the most common issues, however, is the door sticking or freezing in place. To avoid this, clean gunk off and lubricate any moving parts on the garage door.

Schedule Professional Garage Door Maintenance Today

To have professional maintenance or inspections completed, rely on the team at Rise & Shine Garage Doors. If your garage door isn’t functioning properly, don’t hesitate to reach out to the team today! We’ll be glad to schedule an appointment for one of our expert technicians to come out to your home. Proudly serving the Twin Cities Metro area, give us a call anytime at (612) 886-9606. Emergency after-hours service available.

Navigating COVID-19

We are still open as an essential business

To our valued customers,

Recent news about COVID-19 is unfortunate for many of our customers and our local businesses. As we continue to learn more about COVID-19 and as other businesses start the Pause phase of the recent Executive Order, our team at Rise & Shine Garage Doors would like to express our concern for all those who have been affected. Our employees and our customers are our top priority , and we are doing everything we can to ensure the health and safety of each.

We have been closely monitoring the situation since it began and fully support all precautions being taken to prevent any further spread of the virus. Rise & Shine Garage Doors has remained open and in full operation as we understand how important it may be to your daily lives to have a fully functional Garage Door. We continue to follow the plan we set in place in March when this pandemic began and will continue to do so. These are the changes we have made to our policies to help prevent the spread:

  • Our technicians will practice social distancing rather than shaking hands at the door.
  • Estimates and repair recommendations will be done remotely or over the phone while our customers stay inside or quarantined.
  • Preferably all payments will be made by credit card rather than by check.
  • We will continue to clean up after ourselves, wash our hands, and use hand sanitizer often.

The nature of our industry allows us a lot of flexibility in these times as most of our technicians are working in one to two man crews which is well under the guidelines that have been laid out before us. We even have the ability to complete all work without any face to face interactions and take payments over the phone.

We thank you for working with us as we navigate this situation.

With kind regards,

Josh Dutcher and Alex Johantgen

Rise & Shine Garage Doors Team

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