How to Keep Your Garage Door from Freezing Shut

Because winter is almost here and the cold temperatures, freezing precipitation and snowfall have found us, it is easy for your garage door to freeze shut. Here is a rundown of what to do in case this happens. And if you need help with a frozen shut garage door, or if you need garage door parts in Forest Lake, we can help! Just be sure you don’t keep trying to open your garage door if it will not open. If your garage door does not open the first time you try to open it, stop trying to open it and try these suggestions.

Visually check the lock and other garage door parts

Make sure your garage door hasn’t been locked. You should also check the other garage door parts for any obstructions that could be hampering your attempt to open your garage door.

Pull the manual release cord

Try to disconnect your garage door from the operator by pulling the manual release cord. Try to open your garage door by hand and check to see if any section of the door or weather seal are frozen or frosted over.

Check the inside and outside for frost or ice

Visually inspect the bottom of the garage door – inside and outside – for ice. If you see any, you can use a blow dryer to melt it. Just be sure to use the lowest setting on the blow dryer and do not hold it in one place for too long or else you could damage the door or weather stripping.

Use rock salt

If it is warmer than 10 degrees outside, you can use rock salt or salt water to melt the ice. Just be careful to clean the rock salt or salt water off of the bottom completely. Rock salt or salt water can corrode the bottom of your garage door and lead to more problems.

Call us

If none of these suggestions work, give us a call here at Premium Garage Door Service. We can help you get your garage door unstuck, or we can help with any necessary repairs to your garage door or assist you if you need garage door parts. We offer same-day service and 24/7 service, so you won’t be without help for too long!

Do you need garage door parts in Forest Lake? Call Premium Garage Door Service at 651-344-0489 or you can contact us to Request Service.