Factors Affecting Garage Doors10/26/2014 Back To Blog
Giving particular importance to the right choice of garage doors is significant. Parts and panels are affected by several things and cannot be changed often. At the same time, they must have the power to keep the house intact from strong winds or attempted forced entries and homeowners safe. In other words, it's crucial to know what factors might have an impact on your overhead door when you choose a new panel, repair parts and when you use it. Knowing the facts means you can protect it better and so protect your family better.
Avoid problems by knowing what affects your door
Garage systems are affected by the natural environment and human mistakes. Although nobody can intervene with nature, everyone can take the right measures to protect the door and garage door parts from winds, the sun or moisture. There are two things you can do:
1. Choose the right products. Next time you replace the existing garage door, take into consideration the climatic particularities of your region. For example, don't invest in a wooden door if you live close to the ocean. Sea salt and moisture will make the material age sooner than expected. Instead, choose galvanized materials and do the same for parts.
2. Remember that the right garage door maintenance will make wonders. Treat the entire system as often as required and in regard with the local conditions. Prepare the system for heavy winters with thorough repairs and lubrication maintenance. Paint the door more often if it's exposed too much to the sun. Protect the sensors from sunlight and reinforce the door properly before hurricanes.
Human mistakes can be avoided when you are careful. They usually involve choosing the wrong repair parts, poor quality materials, forgetting to maintain the system, bumping into the door with the car, painting the door without having covered the garage door tracks. Every little detail has its significance. Paint splash or debris in the tracks will prevent rollers from moving properly. When you play basketball with your kids in front of the door, don't look surprise if the glass panel of the garage door window breaks! It just needs common sense to realize what could hurt your garage door and try your best to avoid it. Don't forget that if the garage system is hurt, so could you!