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My Rear View Mirror

Do you know what I saw in my rear view mirror this morning?

Winter! I think it’s fairly safe to say that we can put winter 2013-14 safely in the history books. I know this is true because my wife already loaded my garage with grass seed and fertilizer. She also started unpacking the potting equipment for her flowers that she enjoys so much.

My weekend will be filled with raking, thatching, bagging, and preparing. Oddly enough, I saw a big box delivered marked Underground Sprinkler System. What the heck am I going to do with that? Maybe I could call “This Old House.”

The cars are now out of the garage. We’re filling it with items that need to be stored in there. There has been no consideration on the placement of said items. Things I need to get to are now buried behind the aforementioned new arrivals. I’ll figure it out.

If you experienced the change in weather as well, we can assume your garage door will be used more than in previous months. Instead of a car coming out and going in once a day, chances are you’ll be opening and closing more frequently now.

Take some time to give your door a quick once over with your eyes. Look at your cables, springs, rollers, and hinges. Run it up and down a few times by hand.

Make sure it’s still fairly easy. If you’re lucky enough to have a garage door opener, disconnect it for this test. You may not know something is awry if you rely on the motor.

If your garage door feels like it’s sticking, binding or making odd sounds, then take some action to prevent a future problem. We’ve written at length how, where, and what to use when you need lubrication. That may be all you need.

If you found frayed cables, hinges, or fixtures that started to crack or bend, give us a call. If your rollers aren’t rolling as smooth as you think they should, let us come out and replace them. Changing out just the rollers is a quick, inexpensive way to make your door run smooth and quiet.

Happy Spring Everybody!

If you find anything that needs attention, give us a quick call. Fill out a service request. In almost every case, we can get you a quick quote while we have you on the phone.

Your Overhead Door of Mohawk™ Team