Are you ready to get the outside of your home and garage ready for summer? Winter can cause debris and grime buildup that should be removed before summer. Below, our Raleigh garage door repair experts offer a few tips to help get things in shape!
Cleaning Tips | Raleigh Garage Door Repair
Outside Work – If you have plants or shrubbery outside your garage, it’s important to get them groomed. Remove dead branches and twigs, and also be sure to get any overgrowth out of the way of your garage doors. Prep your flower beds and make a list of preventive maintenance around the garage, as well as a list of things that must be repaired.
Outdoor Furniture – Many people store their outdoor furniture inside the garage during winter. Spring cleaning and organizing the garage can help you get motivated to take the furniture back outside. It’ll also motivate you to clean the furniture, as well!
Cleaning the Drive and Walkways – When the snow is falling during the winter it often looks clean, however the salt and sand that is used to keep us from slipping on the driveways and walkways is not clean. Cleaning the drive and walkways off to remove the sand is a good idea. The sand can get stuck in your garage door track during spring winds and can cause real issues with opening and closing the door! Cleaning them also gives you a chance to see if there is any damage to the walkways that needs to be repaired before additional damage occurs.
Clean the Gutters – Fall leaves, winter winds, and snow tend to do a number on clogging your gutters. Be sure that you get them cleaned out before April showers hit. Otherwise, the rainwater will have nowhere to go and could cause the gutters to pull away from their hangers and block your garage doors or other entrances to your home. Even worse, imagine using your automatic opener to open the garage doors while backing up, and running into a gutter that has fallen down through the night. That is not a great way to start the day. Checking the gutters for blockages is one of the most important springtime projects!
Besides cleaning the gutters, cleaning the walkways and other spring projects there is always a need for oiling hinges and locks to remove squeaking noises from your Raleigh garage door. The winter weather has a way of causing grime and buildup in your garage door components. You could even use the oil on the external doors of your home as well!
Hanson Overhead | Raleigh Garage Door Repair
Hanson Overhead, Raleigh garage door repair, is a company with years of experience and service. If you are interested in any of our services, or just have general questions to ask about our work, experience, or service, be sure to give us a call; especially if you have a problem with your Raleigh garage door and need a quick repair!