The Impact of Weather on Garage Doors

14April 2023

Weather can have a significant impact on garage doors. Understanding the ways in which different types of weather can affect your garage door can help you to make informed decisions about maintenance, repairs, and replacement.

Extreme temperatures can take a toll on garage doors. In areas with hot summers, the sun can cause paint to fade or peel, and can cause metal parts to warp or expand. This can lead to problems with the door’s operation, such as misalignment of the tracks or difficulty opening and closing the door. Similarly, cold temperatures can cause metal parts to contract, which can also lead to various problems.

Rain, snow, and ice can also cause damage to garage doors. Water can seep into the door’s components, causing rust and corrosion. In areas with heavy snowfall, the weight of the snow can put a lot of strain on the door’s springs and tracks, which can lead to broken parts or a door that won’t open or close properly. Ice buildup can also cause similar problems, as well as making the door difficult to open or close.

High winds can cause the door to warp or become misaligned, which can make it difficult to open or close. Strong winds can also cause damage to the door itself, such as dents or broken windows.

Finally, the impact of storms, such as tornadoes and hurricanes, can be devastating to garage doors. High winds, hail, and falling debris can cause major damage to the door, the opener, and the surrounding structure.

To best protect your garage door from the impact of weather, it is important to keep the door well-maintained. This includes regular cleaning, lubrication, and inspection of the door’s components. It’s also important to be aware of the signs of wear and tear, such as rust, dents, and misalignment, and to address them promptly. Additionally, if you live in an area with severe weather, consider investing in a garage door that is designed to withstand high winds, heavy snow, and other extreme conditions.

Give us a call at 225-281-6346 for all of your garage door service, repair and replacement needs.