If you are a homeowner, you probably have a garage with your house. Your garage possibly has many uses for you than just to park your car. It can be used to store items, as a game room, TV room, kids’ room, and much more. So maintaining your garage in good condition at all times is important. But like all other things, you can have trouble with your garage door sometimes. Especially if the weather is bad, damage to your garage door is more likely. In Florida, Garage Door Pros can help you repair any weather related damage to your garage door.
Strong storms in Florida can sometimes cause a lot of damage to homes. Your garage door may also get damaged and need a professional repair service to fix it. Depending upon the type of garage door you have- its size, design, wind resistance rating, and storm reinforcement features- damage to it can happen in different ways and to varying degrees during storms. Here are some necessary fixes that might be needed for your garage door after a major storm.
- The garage door is the biggest, and can be the weakest opening in your house that can be damaged in a storm. Strong winds can blow the door in or out. The problem in this is not just limited to the door itself, but it actually creates a negative pressure which creates a vacuum on the roof. This can cause the roof and the supporting walls to blow off. With the garage door broken down, wind-driven rain can also enter the house and damage the drywall and the furnishings inside the home. So as you can see, having damage done to the garage door has a sort of domino effect where other parts of the home can have major damage too. You will need a new, reinforced garage door after the storm. A door with a heavier gauge track and additional bracing should be used as a replacement, so that it can withstand a storm. In Weston, garage door repairs can be performed efficiently by the experts at Garage Door Pros. We are experienced in working with different garage door styles, and would be happy to give your garage door repair or installation needs.
- Your garage door may also be damaged or weakened due to a storm, even if it does not actually get blown off. In such a case, you might need to get the door repaired and reinforced, so that it can successfully withstand another storm in the future. But this is recommended only if your garage door is in a relatively good condition. If not, strengthening the door will still not be enough to prevent it from failing in strong winds.
- The impact of flying debris during a storm can also cause substantial damage to your garage door. Sometimes, however, the damage is just superficial and the door will just get some dents and scratches from the debris. A quick painting job and hammering out the dents will generally fix the door. But the dents can be smoothed out only if they are towards the middle of the panel(s) rather than towards the edge joints.
- If your garage door has windows, high winds during a storm can break them. Broken garage door windows are easy to fix though. Replacing the broken window with a new one and making sure that it is sealed properly is all that is required. If the garage door springs have been broken or damaged, they need to be repaired or replaced as soon as possible. Without properly working springs, you will be unable to raise or lower your garage door. A wood garage door can also have its trim damaged in a storm. Sanding the trim or replacing a piece of it might get your garage door to look good as new again. For all these damages and more, garage door repair services Weston, Florida can be performed by Garage Door Pros- a leading garage door company in Florida. Since 2012, we have gained more and more recognition for the good quality work we provide in a timely manner. Our fully trained and certified experts can not only provide repairs and installation, but can also perform garage door maintenance on a regular basis, so that any big problems can be avoided.
Depending upon where you live, major storms can have a devastating effect on your garage door, and possibly other parts of your home. The best way to avoid this damage is to install a garage door that meets all the safety codes for your area and has a good chance of withstanding adverse weather conditions. Even though it can be easily overlooked, securing the garage door is extremely important for the safety of your entire house.
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