How Winter Affects Your Garage Door

The cold weather from winter can have a big impact on the functionality of your garage door. If winter conditions have prevented your garage door from functioning properly, call Sandia Garage Door Repair! We offer free estimates as well as 24/7 service to fix your garage door in the event of an emergency. If you’re experiencing problems with your garage door due to the weather, here are some signs to look out for.

Contracting Metal in Garage Doors

The cold weather can cause a lot of damage to your garage door. When the temperature drops, your garage door’s metal components can contract which can cause issues with hinges, cables, and springs. It’s important to lubricate these metal parts throughout the year as part of your routine garage door maintenance, it’s especially vital in the winter months. When your garage door contracts due to cold weather, it can be challenging to open or close it. This can lead to serious malfunctions, and if you have trouble getting it to work, contact the professionals at Sandia Garage Door Repair.

Ice on Garage Doors

Winter is a time when our garage doors often become frozen, making them difficult to move. One of the most common reasons is that ice builds up between the panels in the door. This is usually caused by oversized gaps between the panels or deteriorating seals. To prevent this from happening, be sure to sweep any snow and puddles away from the base of your door, as this will help prevent any water from pooling and freezing at the bottom of your garage door. However, if you do find that your garage door is frozen shut, be careful when trying to open it, as excessive force could cause damage. If you cause unintentional damage to your garage door by accident, our technicians can assist and expertly fix any issues. Ice can cause damage to the springs and mechanisms, and you’ll want the professionals to ensure that your door remains in proper working order.

The last few months have been cold, and these low temperatures may have impacted your garage door. If you would like a free estimate or need emergency service, call us at (505) 296-2681 to get started. Whether you need a simple fix or extensive repairs, our team has the knowledge and experience to return your garage door to full functionality!