Reasons Your Garage Door Sustains Damage

Living in Southeastern Wisconsin, there are certain necessities one becomes accustomed to: heat in the winter, air conditioning in the summer, garage doors that work properly. However, when any of these things stop working properly, it can be a huge inconvenience. Just as your heat or air conditioning unit can become damaged over time, so can your garage door. Below are the top reasons your garage door may sustain damage.

Blown Fuses: If you have an electronic garage door opener, a blown fuse may be the culprit behind your door suddenly not operating. If a blown fuse is suspected, you will need to hire a professional to fix the issue, so as not to cause further damage (to your home or yourself) by trying to fix it on your own.

Garage Door Damaged due to Weather

Weather: Wisconsin is known for having constantly changing weather. Freezing temperatures, soaring heat waves, severe thunderstorms, high winds and hail may all contribute to the weather stripping that lines the bottom of your door to wear out. If the weather stripping becomes compromised, it can lead to water seeping into your garage which can lead to damage. The damaged weather stripping could also allow for pests to invade your garage and even your home.

Dead Batteries: If your garage door opener or remotes operate on batteries, make sure they are fully charged. Many homeowners aren't aware they need to change the batteries and are surprised when they learn this information. Your garage door opener or remote may just need a battery change and not repairs.

Worn-Out or Malfunctioning Hardware: This is a catch-all categorization: from broken tension springs, misaligned rollers, frayed cables or any other number of malfunctioning mechanisms and components that need to work in tandem for your garage door to operate properly. There are a number of issues that can emerge that may cause your garage door to stop working appropriately.

Damaged Garage Door Hardware

Ignorance is Bliss: When your vehicle makes a strange noise or a warning light goes on, do you ignore the issue or have it checked out? Most likely, you have it checked out before it leads to a more serious issue. When it comes to mechanical issues, you can't just will them away. The longer the issue is ignored, the worse the problem will get. If you notice a strange noise or visible damage, it is best to have it looked at sooner rather than later to avoid further damage and potentially expensive repairs.

No matter what causes the damage to your garage door, you can rely on our knowledgeable team at Overhead Door Company of Metro Milwaukee™ to take care of your garage door repairs. Call us today to schedule a service appointment!

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