Keeping your Garage Door Operating Smoothly for the Summer Months | 505.858.1017

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As the days get longer and the summer approaches, it’s important to be aware of the intense heat that can take a toll on your home, including your garage door.

One of the main issues that homeowners face with their garage doors in the summer is warping. This occurs when the heat causes the door to expand, leading to misaligned tracks, bent panels, and difficulty opening and closing the door. To prevent warping, it’s essential to ensure that your garage door is properly insulated. This will help to regulate the temperature inside your garage, which can prevent the door from expanding and contracting excessively.

Another issue that can occur with garage doors in the summer is malfunctioning sensors. Sensors can become misaligned or blocked by debris, causing the door to stop functioning properly. To prevent this from happening, it’s important to regularly clean the sensors and ensure that they are properly aligned.

In addition to these common issues, garage doors can also become more difficult to open and close in the summer due to the accumulation of dirt and debris in the tracks. To prevent this from happening, it’s important to regularly clean and lubricate the tracks, hinges, and rollers. This will help to ensure that your garage door operates smoothly and efficiently throughout the summer season.

it’s important to remember that garage doors require regular maintenance throughout the year, not just in the summer. By scheduling regular tune-ups and inspections with a BDC Door professional technician, you can ensure that your garage door is operating safely and efficiently, no matter what the season.

By following these tips, you can keep your garage door in good condition, however repairs by a professional are sometimes necessary. BDC Doors is equipped to handle any repairs that are needed. From garage door openers and sensors to defects and upgrades, if it can be repaired, we can fix it! Contact us today for a free estimate.