How to Protect Your Garage Door From Sun and Heat

How to protect my garage door, Garage door repairs, Top Quality Doors

We recently shared some tips on protecting your garage doors during high winds, but we’re certainly not a stranger to another element in Oklahoma — heat. During summer, temperatures can rise to a sweltering high which can negatively impact the exterior of your home. More specifically, the inside of your garage can reach temperatures higher than 100 degrees because of its enclosed structure.

Our team at Top Quality Doors wants to keep you and your belongings safe all season long. As soon as temperatures begin to rise, you’ll want to keep these three things in mind when protecting your garage door from sun and heat.

Direct Sunlight

When you think about it, your garage encounters sunlight all throughout the day. So when temperatures rise, so doubles that of the interior of your garage — causing electric components to malfunction. A common thing you’ll see is your garage door registering an obstruction preventing it from closing even when you press the button. To ensure your garage sensor isn’t getting fooled by the rays, you may need to take some cardboard and create “sensor shades.”

Humidity

Humidity is another component that can result in the rust or deterioration of the metal parts of your garage door. To avoid this, keep a lubricant on hand and use each month to prevent any damaged springs or door rollers from getting off-track.

Extreme Temperatures

Because your garage door is receiving a notable amount of sun throughout the day, the interior can become unbearably hot. With a lack of circulation in the enclosed space, your car, bikes and tools can scorch if you’re not careful. Luckily, we offer an insulation option to keep your garage cool during summer — and warm during winter. This not only protects your belongings, but has shown a decrease in utility costs over time.

Oklahoma summers are hot — it’s as simple as that. But, with our Top Quality Doors on your side, we can help protect your garage door from heat damage while preventing mechanical problems. To learn more about our garage doors and servicing, feel free to give us a call at (405) 579-3667. We’re always here to help.