Springtime is the perfect opportunity to get out and get going on any home improvement projects you might have. It’s also the perfect time to make a few upgrades to your garage door. The Overhead Door Company of Western Kentucky has put together a list of things you might want to consider adding, upgrading, or, at the very least, checking out on your garage door while the weather is perfect.
Even though the mercury is rising and winter may be the furthest thing from your mind, it’s good to do a little bit of planning to prepare for when the cold returns. Consider adding a weather seal to the bottom of your garage door. This heavy-duty strip of rubber does just as good a job at keeping out the snow and cold in January as it does the showers in April.
If you’re looking to go bigger, it may be time to upgrade to a Thermacore® door from the Overhead Door Company. This series of doors features our sandwich construction of steel-polyurethane-steel as well as between-section seals with thermal breaks to reduce air infiltration. That means when you close your garage door, you’re truly sealing out all the elements.
Pay Attention to More Than Just the Door
Torsion springs, hinges, rollers, and tracks are vital to your garage door working properly, yet they rarely get the attention they deserve. While making sure your door is sealed for when the seasons change, check on these lesser-known parts as well. While it’s important to make sure these elements are working properly, it’s not something you should try to do yourself – after all, they do have the tension that comes along with holding up a heavy garage door. Always make sure to call a trained professional in order to avoid injury.
Install a Keypad
Even if you already have an opener in every car – and one in the kitchen drawer for safety – a wireless keypad outside your home can still be a wise investment. Despite your best efforts, there will always be those times when one of your openers seems to magically disappear and in those instances, you don’t want to find yourself locked out.
It’s also a great addition if you have kids. Now you don’t have to worry about them forgetting the opener when they leave the house. They can simply punch in the code whenever they return.
Enough with the Noise
What’s the worst part of most garage doors? It’s gotta be the sound, right? Unfortunately for most folks, they don’t have the Legacy® 920 Belt Drive Garage Door Opener. This powerful 24-volt motor has enough juice to silently lift any garage door up to 500 pounds with hardly a peep. That means no more notifying the entire neighborhood when you’re headed into the office extra early on a Monday. Plus, with a battery backup and smartphone capabilities, you’ve got plenty of options to choose for what you want to use as your remote opener.
Interested in finding out more about garage door upgrades? Call us at the Overhead Door Company of Western Kentucky for more tips or to set up your appointment today!