In part one of this two-part blog series, we went over the impact of various summer and winter weather conditions on your garage door. There are numerous elements that play a role in long-term garage door functionality and quality, and the weather they are exposed to is an important one to keep an eye on.
At Crawford Door Sales, we offer a wide range of commercial and residential garage door repair services in addition to our numerous sales options. We’ve helped numerous home and business owners not only find the perfect garage door for their space, but also keep it functioning optimally for decades into the future. In today’s part two, we’ll go over various forms of “extreme weather” that may occasionally impact your garage door, plus speak on the importance of involving experienced garage door professionals in this area.
Defining “Extreme Weather”
“Extreme weather” is a bit of a broader category to define than the others we’ve gone over in this series, as it may span a variety of potential events, some of which are not common at all (others are more frequent). In its most severe cases, it may include events like hurricanes, tornadoes or major floods, infrequent events that can have a massive impact on local structures.
In other cases, extreme weather refers to major rain or thunderstorms, or could even include high winds that have not quite reached hurricane status.
How Extreme Weather Impacts Garage Doors
The key factor in extreme weather: It can technically strike at any time, and unlike specific summer or winter factors, this makes it tougher to specifically prepare for. In cases where moisture is involved, such as flooding, major rain or thunderstorms, issues like warping, hinge damage and problems with electronics are common in garage doors.
One key precaution to consider to prevent many risks involved with extreme weather: Purchase only quality, impact-resistant garage doors. These will resist many kinds of damage, including direct impacts from branches or other debris that move around during major wind periods. You may also consider a bracing kit for the door if you live in a high-wind area.
Value of Professional Service
No matter what time of year it is, Mother Nature may look to make her mark on your garage door in various ways. If you have professionals on your side for both the selection of the door and its future repair needs, however, you put yourself in the best possible position to be prepared for such potential threats. We’ll help you not only identify the ideal door for common weather conditions in your area, but also keep it functioning at optimal levels through quality repairs.
For more on the impact of weather on your garage doors, or to learn about any of our garage door sales or repair services, speak to the staff at Crawford Door Sales today.