Garage doors are specially designed to be durable, but there is only so much one garage door can take when faced with the powerful force of Mother Nature. In Florida, your garage door is exposed to heavy rains, sun damage, humidity, and high winds each year. The beating your garage door takes
due to weather can cause extensive damages; fortunately, at Lifetime Garage Doors, we can offer garage door repair and maintenance should you require those services. In the meantime, here are some steps you can take to address the damage your garage door faces from the elements.
In The Sunshine State, it’s no surprise that sun damage is a common problem for garage doors. Sun damage can fade the color of your garage door, and is an eyesore that can affect the curb appeal of your home. Some homeowners choose to paint over the sun damage. This can be an adequate solution, but is generally temporary, and can be expensive and time consuming. Going this route may force you to repaint your garage door every year. Instead, consider replacing the panels of your garage door for a longer term solution that requires less of your energy. Simply contact MyHome Garage Doors, and we can help you figure out the best course of action for your panel replacement.
Garage door repair and maintenance
The powerful Florida sun can also have an effect on the functioning of your garage door. For example, it can dry out the lubricant of your garage door opener system, making it difficult or impossible to use your garage door. Additionally, fluctuations in humidity can cause your garage door to expand and contract, leading to quicker deterioration of your garage door springs and other parts. It is particularly important that you pay attention to the condition of your garage door springs. The springs are one of the most important parts of your garage door, and when they are damaged, your garage door simply cannot function.
When mercurial weather strikes, we find a surge in the number of garage door repairs we need to perform. You can generally avoid the need for excessive garage door repairs by performing regular maintenance on your garage door, and being sure to regularly check your door for weather damage.
Another important way you can protect your garage door from the elements is through weather stripping. Weather stripping involves the installation of rubber seals on the bottom and sides of your garage door. This keeps the elements out, as well as any pesky critters, so it is an important part of weatherproofing your garage. However, your seals will experience a lot of wear and tear throughout the year as well, so it’s important that you regularly inspect them for damage, and replace them as necessary.
At MyHome Garage Doors, you can trust us to help you with your garage door, regardless of the weather. Whether you need garage door repair, installation, or maintenance, we can help. Contact us for garage door services in Sarasota or Tampa!