There are few things that are not impacted by consistent weather conditions and garage doors are not the exception. Considering that the garage door is the biggest moving part of your home and more than likely the most frequently used door, the abuse it already endures is enough to ensure you get routine maintenance. But the weather, especially the dry heat we experience in the Vegas desert, also impact the different elements of your garage door. We at Quality Garage Door Repair would like to expound on how the garage door is influenced by different weather conditions.
Garage Door Rollers & Rails
Rollers and the garage door rails are more impacted by the cold and hot temperatures frequently a part of the seasons throughout the year. In the hot and cold temperatures, the lubricants dry out faster. Extremely windy days can cause debris to connect to the surfaces and add to the deterioration of the rollers and alter the rails, which will eventually strain the motor, causing the garage door to open and close unevenly.
Garage Door Opener Batteries
Believe it or not the batteries in your garage door are impacted by the weather temperatures as well. Check the batteries especially if they are over 2 years old, if you notice that the garage door opener is inoperable.
Garage Door Weather Stripping
The vinyl rubber found at the bottom of the garage door is the weather stripping. The weather stripping provides a subtle cushion for the garage door on impact from its controlled descent as well as keeps the debris and elements out of the garage. Cold temperatures as well as hot and dry climates cause the rubber to dry out; making brittle, leading to cracking, chipping, splitting, and shrinkage.
Finish of Garage Doors
Due to the desert weather we experience the finish on your garage door is also affected. To offer the protection the raw materials beneath the coating required and to avoid decay or other damages, the varnish or paint will need a fresh coat every year or two.
Residential Garage Door Inspections, Repairs & More in Las Vegas, Summerlin, North LV & Henderson Nevada
Though the cables, springs, hinges, screws, and other parts necessary for the performance of your garage door are not necessarily affected by the weather. But wear and tear are, especially if the parts that are influenced by the weather fall short. With a routine inspection and maintenance services twice a year you can ensure your garage door is functioning smoothly and avoid major repairs down the road. If you miss the spring and fall services, don’t neglect the services offered by your professionals; it is better late than never. Maintenance, tune-ups, and inspections are very important for the longevity and investing in such in the spring and fall is more optimal. Cold temperatures, though Vegas doesn’t bring the frigid temperatures the east and Midwest of the United States contends with, can still deliver freezing temperatures that can pose problems to the garage door. Weather conditions can contribute to some garage door issues Vegas summers are extremely hot and dry, which is something the locals can attest to. Contact Quality Garage Door Repair when you are in need of professional garage services and let our experts do the rest!