Across the U.S. there is a recorded average of about 25 million lightning strikes per year. States located along the Gulf of Mexico experience the highest frequency of lightning strikes annually. While you may generally take precautions to protect the everyday electronic items in your house, such as the television, computers and refrigerator, your garage door may be overlooked. This can become quite inconvenient when your garage door suffers some damage and fails to respond.
If you are interested in renovating your garage door, then there are several different ways that you can go about it. You could get a new style of door, try out a different material, or simply try to enhance your current door with some extra features.
Popular Garage Door Styles
There are three main styles that you can choose from: sectional rolling doors, sliding doors, and swinging doors.
Sectional rolling doors are extremely common and are likely already installed in your garage.
Most homeowners do not give a lot of thought to their garage door. In fact, the only time a lot of homeowners think about their garage door is when it stops working. Suddenly, you find yourself in a situation where you are forced to make all sorts of decisions regarding materials, installations, and types of door springs. While choosing door springs for your garage might not seem like a big deal, it is for a lot of different reasons.
When you have young (or not so young) kids at home, and inexperienced or distracted drivers, it's likely that you will have a mishap with garage doors. Common issues include items being left in the path of a closing door, or drivers attempting to access the garage with the door partially closed.
Obviously, if the garage door is seriously bent either horizontally or vertically, or if the overhead cable has become broken or disconnected from its mount, it's time to call in a professional.
You are not truly getting the most out of your garage door unless you focus on preventative care. This door provides a beautiful exterior appearance to your home in addition to giving you great security and functionality, as long as you take care of it in the proper way. When you need to know that your garage door is working at its best, follow the maintenance steps below and use them in order to protect its safety and efficiency.