Does the Weather Affect My Garage Door?

If you’ve ever wondered how the weather affects your garage door, you’re in the right place. At Larry Myers Garage Doors, we advocate for taking preventative action against changing weather conditions such as high heat, humidity and heavy rainfall. Learning about how the ever-fluctuating temperature impacts your garage door is the first step.

Heat and Garage Doors

The rising temperature of the summer months can impact your garage in different ways. For starters, heat can damage the exterior of your garage door. Warped, discolored or peeling paint is a common problem.  During hot summer months, the electrical components of your garage door may not be able to withstand high heat or humidity which can lead to inoperability. Garage door openers are particularly vulnerable to direct sunlight.

Rain and Garage Doors

Similar to the relationship between humidity and garage doors, rain can affect both the aesthetics and functionality of your door. Wooden doors are particularly vulnerable to warping and other cosmetic flaws. Power surges caused by storms can lead to problems with operability such as haphazard opening and closing.

The weather can be the culprit behind many garage door problems. Fortunately, cost-effective solutions and repair are available. Get in touch with us today to discover how we can safeguard your door from any type of weather concerns.