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How Weather Can Affect Your Garage Door and What to Do About It

How Weather Can Affect Your Garage Door and What to Do About It

 

The weather affects us arguably more than any other factor in life. It influences us to go to the beach, to cancel our golfing plans, to wear shorts or put another layer on. It even influences what we eat drink: prawns and an ice cold beer on a summer’s day, or a roast and a peppery glass of red on a winter’s night.

The weather impacts our belongings, too. It can have several detrimental effects on your garage door, which is why it’s so important to be prepared for when bad weather (or even good weather) strikes.

Let’s run through how the weather can take a toll on your garage door, and the steps you can take to counter it – thanks to the team at The Garage Door Guys:

Hot and cold

If there’s one song that describes Adelaide perfectly, it’s ‘Hot and Cold’ by Katy Perry. With boiling hot summers and chilly winters, we certainly are the hot and cold city, with one of the biggest temperature ranges of the capital cities in Australia.

Heat causes our garage door materials to expand, which makes it difficult to open and close the door. Cold weather, conversely, causes the materials to contract, which further weakens our garage door, leading to warping and cracking. Temperature fluctuation is generally bad for any metal or timber object, and Adelaide’s temperature certainly fluctuates.

One of the best ways to counter the effects of fluctuating temperatures is to have your garage door regularly inspected and serviced. This way, a professional from The Garage Door Guys can inspect and service all your crucial moving parts like rollers, hinges and chains, ensuring they’re ready for temperature changes.

Rain

Rain, rain, go away! Even if you love a rainy day or the pitter-patter of rain on the roof at night, your garage door isn’t the biggest fan. Garage leaks are common over winter, when Adelaide gets the most rainfall. Weather seals deter rain and leaves from making their way into your garage – get in touch with The Garage Door Guys to have a new weather seal installed today.

Wind

Storms bring high winds, and these can take a toll on your garage door. In gale-force winds, garage doors can bend and shift, leading to damage over time. The Garage Door Guys have a range of options for high-wind areas, and even for storm-prone areas to give homeowners peace of mind.

Want to get your garage door ready for summer or winter? Give The Garage Door Guys a bell today. We’re Adelaide’s leading team for garage door retail, services and repair. With a huge range of stunning garage doors and a specialist team in maintenance and repair, there’s no wonder why we’re one of South Australia’s most trusted garage door experts. Get in touch with our team to arrange an inspection and service.

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