How Does Texas Weather Affect Garage Doors?
Native Texan’s understand our weather completely; however, those of you who “got here as soon as you could” may require a little help. Our weather changes, as we like to say, every 5 minutes! Just from this year alone, we’ve had one of the most wet winter/spring seasons ever. One week it was wet, the next week it was dry…and HOT!
We’ve even had snow on top of our blooming flowers this year! As a result, there have been more than normal amounts of broken springs, doors coming off the tracks, doors making loud noises as they open and the list goes on.
Dry weather and direct sunlight put an extreme amount of stress on anything that comes in contact with it. Without maintenance, anything that is exposed to the sun can end up looking a lot like the house above.
Snow, heat, cold, rain; they all affect your home, but the bottom line….rust is the main enemy! Without proper care and maintenance, parts become rusted and brittle. Things get out of alignment, and continue to get worse over time until a major problem occurs. Springs break, roller wheels and bearings freeze up and cable lines snap.
Another culprit is the foundation – or the soil underneath it. It’s never happy: either wet clay or dry, cracked clay. The result? Foundation shifts. This can possibly shift your garage and driveway easily, causing doors to come off track or tilt and hang uneven. During wet weather expansion occurs and the opposite occurs in dry weather.
Proper care and maintenance is the solution. Giving your garage door (and opener) a “physical” can extend the life and operation.
Plano Overhead Garage Door offers a Full Service/Tune up on both garage doors and garage door openers. This service includes checking the rollers, ensure all hinges and brackets are tight, overall lubrication, adjusting any settings, balancing the door, adjust springs tension and providing you with an honest overall evaluation.