While summer may be one of the best times of the year thanks to summer vacation, long hours of daylight, and warm temperatures (finally!), it can also be a destructive season for your garage door. To be sure, when the garage door bakes in the heat all day, it could suffer from sun damage. What’s more, a garage can become very hot inside, endangering items or people within.
If you are the owner of a home with a garage in Indiana, there are some things that you can do to protect your garage and your garage door from the heat of summer. Consider the following:
- Shade Your Sensors
Did you know that if your garage door’s sensors are in direct sunlight, the sunlight can trick your sensors into thinking that something is in the way of the garage door’s path, and therefore the door will not close? If you are wondering why your garage door is refusing to shut, sun in its sensors could be to blame. After having the problem reviewed by a professional, consider shading your sensors using homemade solutions, such as a small piece of cardboard.
- Invest in a High Quality Garage Door or Garage Door Paint
With heat, humidity, and direct sunlight, the facade of a garage door can quickly deteriorate, leading to problems ranging from fading colors to cracks to rust. The best way to avoid these problems is to invest in a high quality garage door from the start, and to consider repainting an existing garage door to maximize protection.
- Don’t Forget About Insulation
During the summertime, the inside of a garage can become uncomfortably warm. If you are worried about whether or not items you are storing in a garage may suffer as a result, or if you want to use your garage as a second part of the home that pets and people can enjoy, you need to make sure your garage is well insulated. A well insulated garage and garage door will help to keep things cool, saving you money and enhancing comfort.
- Go Light
If your garage faces the sun, you should consider installing a new garage door, or painting your existing garage door, with a light color. Lighter colors reflect heat rather than absorb it, which can help things to stay cool.
Contact Affordable Garage Door, Inc., for Summer Heat Solutions
At Affordable Garage Door, Inc., our experienced Indiana garage door professionals know that when things get toasty, you may need a garage door professional to help you explore options for shading or replacing sensors, installing a new garage door with better insulation, or simply maintaining your garage door’s function. For a free quote, you can contact us online, or call us directly to learn more.