If you’ve learned that severe weather is on its way to Colorado Springs, Colorado, it’s likely you have some understanding about the importance of securing your home. But in addition to securing your windows and doors, you’ll also need to take steps to secure your garage.
Because during a storm, your garage door is the most vulnerable part of your home.
Garage door damage can be costly
If you have an aluminum garage door, it could be vulnerable to denting if it’s struck by flying debris. If the winds are strong enough, it could be torn off altogether!
People who have larger garage doors on their home (ie: a garage door system for a multi-car garage), these can be especially vulnerable to damage.
The bottom line is this: if your garage door system fails in severe weather conditions, you could find yourself dealing with quite a bit of damage—both to your garage door and the items that are stored in your garage.
It’s also worth noting that during this type of failure, rain and wind can cause damage to the interior of your home. Your walls can be damaged, your ceilings and doors can be damaged and, in some cases,, a failed garage door system can cause damage to your roof.
Steps you can take to protect your garage door from storms
If your garage door is old (or on its last leg), the most obvious thing you can do involves purchasing and installing a new system. Not only are new systems stronger than older ones, many newer garage door systems are rated for storms.
A second option to protect your garage door involves strengthening what you already had. This can be done by recalibrating the garage door strings and strengthening the tracks and panels, and, if done properly, it can help protect the door from the wind.
You may also want to consider reinforcing your garage door with a metal reinforcing kit. Metal reinforcing kids can be purchased from retailers like Home Depot or Lowes, or if you’re handy, you can create your own.
Most experts recommend using one brace for a single-car garage door and two braces for double-car garages.
If you have questions about how garage door braces work, where to buy them or how to have them installed, call Above the Rest Garage Door Repair today at 719-499-0491 to learn how we can help.
Garage Door Experts in Colorado Springs, Colorado
At Above the Rest Garage Door Repair we have years of experience in helping Colorado Springs, Colorado homeowners with all of their garage door maintenance, repair and replacement needs.
We have an A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau and our client testimonials speak for themselves. Not only are we the most trusted garage door service provider in the region, we also receive more word of mouth referrals than all of our competitors combined.