Three Common Reasons Your Garage Door Will Need To Be Repaired This Winter


Winter is generally the harshest of all seasons in North America. Not only does it provide extreme cold but many states are lashed with strong winds and freezing cold rain or even snow. This is the time of year when most people simply batten down the hatches and hope their home doesn't get too beaten up before spring when they can easily inspect it. However, your garage door will often take the brunt of a lot of these conditions, and that is a component of your home you probably can't live without. Here are a few common reasons you will need to call for garage door repair services this winter.

Bent Components

The wind is often underrated as a danger to garage doors, but it really can be quite devastating. Even minor damage from wind can bend components out of your garage door out of shape and prevent it from closing easily. For example, one of the supporting struts can be bent due to the weight, or one of the actual panels on the front of your garage door can sustain damage. Whatever the case may be, if your garage door squeaks and squeals more than it used to when opening and closing, then you might want to have a professional take a look at it. Remember to always keep the garage door closed as often as possible to prevent this.


Winter can pose significant corrosion issues for your garage door. Snow is a little more tricky to deal with than rain because it can sit around on your metal components for longer without melting and running away all at once. If you begin to notice the early signs of rust or corrosion in the corners of your garage door, then you should react quickly. Sometimes rust can be removed without replacing the component itself, and that can save you a lot of cash. If necessary, a lot of garage doors are modular so individual parts can be replaced by garage door repair services without needing to tear down the whole thing.

Cold Temperature

If your garage door is run on an independent battery system then it can be affected by the cold itself. Freezing temperatures can reduce the amount of current a battery provides to an unusable amount before it eventually stops working altogether. That does not mean these components are now useless. But it does mean you need a solution for winter if you want to keep using your automated garage door. Talk to an expert in garage door repair. If they have worked in your area long enough, they probably have encountered this issue before and can help remedy it. 

For more information, contact a local company, like Door Serv Pro.


2 December 2021

repairing garage door damage from auto impacts

I thought the most difficult part of teaching my son how to drive would be out on the roads, but I didn't think about what he could do to my garage door before he even left the driveway. It took one small tap with the car to damage the garage door. Even though the garage door itself looked to be fine, the impact had caused some damage to the mechanical components, and we couldn't use the garage for a while. My blog explains what we had to do to make the repairs and will give you some tips for avoiding this type of accident around your home.