Winter Garage Door Maintenance In Minnesota

by | Dec 16, 2021 | Garage Door Maintenance | 0 comments

Winter Garage Door Maintenance In MinnesotaThe cold temperatures have arrived, and it is time to make sure that the outside of your house is prepared for the winter weather. Do not forget that your garage door could also really benefit from this preparation as well. You want to be confident that you can park your car(s) in your garage all winter long. Here are some basic tips for keeping your garage door in good working order during the winter months:

1. Lubrication: Lubricating all moving parts is one of the easiest and best things that you can do for your garage door as the temperatures drop and winter arrives. During the winter, the parts of your garage door that move can get really cold and stick. Lubrication will keep things moving the way they should in the cold months.
2. Tighten the hardware: Your garage door goes up and down thousands of times each year. Making sure that the bolts and brackets are tightened 1-2 times each year will keep your garage door working its best.
3. Clean the tracks: Dust, leaves and other debris can collect on the tracks and sensors during the fall months. Take a moment and clean these areas so that there are no obstructions to opening and closing the door in the winter.
4. Inspect your rollers: Your rollers serve an important function for your garage door. Check them now for cracks or chips and if you see anything problematic, it is time to replace the rollers.
5. Replace any weather stripping: Winter stripping keeps cold air out of your home. Now is a great time to replace the weather stripping to give your home added protection.
6. Change all batteries: Plan to change the batteries in your portable garage door openers and the mounted one in your garage once a year so that you are not stuck with a garage door that suddenly does not work.

Garage Door Repair Services In Minnesota

If you complete your winter garage door maintenance and notice any problems or areas of concern, give our team at the Rise & Shine Garage Doors a call at 612-886-9606 for assistance. We can respond to your needs quickly–often the same day and make sure that your garage door is ready to go this winter. We offer 24/7 repair services, competitive pricing and unmatched customer service. A broken garage door can be an inconvenience anytime, but especially in the winter months when you want to protect your vehicles from the elements and keep your home from losing precious heat!


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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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