New Year, New Garage Door: Signs You May Need a New Garage Door This Winter

2018 is here. And, with a new year comes a great time to revamp and remodel the home. A great place to start is with garage door replacement, especially if you’ve been experiencing some issues with your old garage door. As experts in garage door replacement for Lino Lakes, we’d like to tell you about some of the issues to look out for in your garage door this winter. And, when you decide it’s time for a new garage door, give us a call and we will happily recommend the best garage door replacement for your unique home and perform a replacement in no time at all!

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Is your garage door having trouble opening and closing?

This could be a sign you need garage door repair or garage door replacement. It could also be an issue with the lubrication or garage door opener. Did you know that grease can thicken during the cold winter months? We can come out and check on that if need be as well. If that is not the case and the grease is as it should be, then it is probably a result of the garage door brackets becoming misaligned. Doors that will not open or close properly could also be because of problems with the electrical wires or sensors. The only way to know for sure is to give our garage door company a call.

Having issues with metal that expands and contracts?

When the temperatures get cold, that can affect the metal parts of your garage door and over the years it could cause the need for garage door replacement. With changes in temperature, the metal can contract and shrink and seize. While this problem is usually unavoidable, you can help by making sure all parts that need lubrication are properly lubricated. And if you are unsure, you can always call on our garage door company for assistance. We can come to your home or business and make sure all parts of your garage door are working as they should be. We will ensure that the springs, ball bearings, screw drive and other parts are properly oiled and recommend a garage door replacement if needed.

Has a storm caused your garage door to bend?

A strong wind can cause your garage door to bend or go off the track. This could require garage door replacement to fix. Or, storm-proofing your garage and garage doors when you know there is bad weather on the way could be the difference between major and minor damage. You can brace the doors with a heavy-duty brace, which will add another level of support to the middle of the garage doors.

And, these are just some the issues you might experience with your garage doors this winter. For more information about garage door repair or garage door replacement in Lino Lakes, call Premium Garage Door Service at 651-344-0489 or contact us to Request Service.

Take Care of Those Garage Door Rollers

A huge selection of garage door rollers is on the market, coming in many different sizes, materials and strengths. The array of materials they are made of are generally of metal or nylon varieties. You need to know which type of rollers to use in your garage door. Should your roller system become faulty, a chain reaction can occur, ultimately leading to a garage door replacement in your Lake Elmo home.



Should you pick out a roller that too short, your door can jump its tracks while it is opening or closing, causing potential damage most of the components up and down the garage door like the opener, hinges and panels.



In regards to material, this influences just how noisy your garage door opener is—nylon being the obvious choice for quiet (vs. a metal roller). It is thought that functionality in metal or nylon rollers is relatively the same.



You must keep an eye on your rollers and how well they are functioning. The damaged roller can be catastrophic to the whole system—going with a garage door replacement is not ideal if it is just your rollers that are faulty. Garage door rollers break down in multiple ways. A typical roller is only meant to last a few years, the casing that holds the bearings can become loose, causing the bearings to not maintain their ideal position, which in turn effects the rollers, limiting their abilities to move the door.



The weight of your garage door directly relates to how your rollers perform. A heavy door will, obviously, put more pressure on the entire system, including the rollers. This causes the degradation of the garage door itself, leading ultimately, yes, to a full garage door replacement.



A faulty roller does not mean that it cannot be repaired. The roller could just be off of its proper course. Usually, damaged garage door rollers are indicated by sound—screeching and scratching while opening and closing. A damaged or bad garage door roller is not good for your garage door, the system itself or for other components like the tracks, the motor and the way the garage door functions.



Be mindful of your garage door rollers. If you begin to hear unpleasant sounds while the door is in use, give them a peak. See if you can spot whether they appear to be in a bad way. We can perform repairs to your existing rollers or replace them altogether.



For more information on rollers or garage door replacement in Lake Elmo or the surrounding areas, call Premium Garage Door Service at 651-344-0489, or you can contact us and Request Service.