Constant and direct exposure to intense sunlight may affect the operation of garage doors. Summer may be the perfect season to prepare the whole system for the winter but one reason why you should do garage door maintenance during the hot summer days is related with the heat. You need to remember that most garage door parts are sensitive and they are definitely affected by the extreme temperatures. The mechanical parts may need extra lubrication for the avoidance of squeaky noises and the experts of Homeland Garage Doors Toronto recommend frequent inspections to avoid usual problems.
Common opener problems
The opener sensors can be easily affected, if they are exposed to the sunlight. The sensors have two lights. The green light must be on indicating that they are in good working order and the red light indicates that they are communicating with each other. If at least one of the sensors is exposed to the sun, it would give false alarm that there is an obstruction under the garage door and the red light would blink. In this case, the door would not close because the opener would get the false message that it must reverse the movement of the door. You need to place a cardboard on top or side of the sensor to protect it from the sun.
Wood garage doors need your attention
It is known that natural materials are sensitive to elements and the sun can be catastrophic to wooden garage doors. They will weather, peel off and dry out completely without good maintenance. The material of the door must be strong and the sun is not helpful at all. This is the reason all experts insist on taking care of the wooden doors with coatings, which would protect them from their exposure to the sun.
Insulation solutions for your garage door
The dry summer season is usually dusty and can affect the indoor temperatures and the living conditions indoors. Any possible tiny gaps and forgetfulness to replace the weather strip will result to a dusty and very hot garage. The temperatures will affect the whole house and most spaces would be dusty. Don’t forget that some animals try to find shelter in cooler places during the summer and if the bottom seal is worn, they might find their way into your garage. This is the perfect time to take care of these small details and install insulation materials for cooler temperatures and an ideal summer without garage door problems.