The one constant about weather in Northwest Indiana and beyond is that it changes. Summer-like thunderstorms in the spring and snow any season are hallmarks of the weather in our region. That is why it is important to have your garage door ready for any type of weather all year long. You do not want it to be a source of vulnerability and worry as you cannot control the weather.
A maintained door is a strong door: If you let your garage door fall into disrepair, then it is obviously more susceptible to the weather elements. If you start to notice any cracks or holes, even if they are small and tiny, you need to address this issue sooner vs. later. A big storm with strong winds could really cause even more damage to your door and possibly breach the barrier and cause issues inside your garage. Take time each change of season to really review the condition of your door to see what needs to be addressed. Our crew at Affordable Garage Door offers service and repairs. We can review any issues and discuss what needs to be fixed for a solid barrier to future storms.
Drainage in place: If you are worried about water buildup causing damage to the inside of your garage during flash foods or intense rain, then consider installing flood vents, which allow water to drain quickly or having trench drains in place in front of your garage and on either side of your driveway to direct water away from your garage.
Be mindful of windows: If you are replacing your garage and worried about strong storms, then you should contemplate if windows should be part of your new door. They can be a vulnerable point that can be damaged during storms.
Expert eye: Garage doors can be heavy and dangerous. Sometimes, a professional who has knowledge of garage door issues is the best source of understanding how storm-proof your garage door really is and if there are any issues that need to be addressed. Storm resistance can go beyond what can be seen by the naked eye.
If you are concerned your door is a vulnerable point of your home during the unpredictable weather, our specialists can discuss what are some of the best options for a new garage door. Replacing your door with an insulated and durable material may ease your anxiety over the ups and downs of the weather in Northwest Indiana and the Chicagoland area. We work with a range of materials and styles that will complement your home’s current style while adding curb appeal and a strong barrier. We work with the Clopay brand of garage doors that are available in such materials as wood and steel. We are happy to help with your home improvement project. Contact us through our online contact form.
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