Neighborhood Garage Door Services of Denver, Colorado provides customers with installations, repairs and educational information to help ensure that their garage doors run smoothly. Our techs frequently respond to maintenance issues that come from normal wear and tear, faulty equipment and damages that result from bad weather.
Lightning presents a repair issue for garage doors. In fact, it can be a very real problem that homeowners sometimes don’t think about.
We are here to assist you if lightning should ever strike your garage door. You may need the help of a professional technician to get your door working properly and even to assess the issue.
Surprisingly, one out of 200 homes are struck by lightning each year. The bolts of lightning we see are 1 inch in diameter and more than tens of miles long.
They are random and irregular so if they hit your garage, you’ll be taken by surprise and the damage could be severe.
Precautions to Take
Neighborhood Garage Door Services of Denver, Colorado wants to be your one call if you suspect any issue with your garage door after a storm. Garage door openers run a heightened risk of issues after lightning has struck.
The main reason is because the electromagnetic pulses can travel through:
- Electrical outlets
- Ethernet cables
- Phone jacks
Our technicians have several ideas to help customers keep their overhead doors out of harm’s way. They suggest that everyone should have a surge protector for their door opener.
You may think you already have this tip taken care of in your home. However, not all power strips have built in surge protector capabilities. You’ll want to be sure and check the manufacturer’s label.
Most of our customers find that surge protectors are easy to use by putting them in their outlets and they safeguard against the harmful voltage levels. Truly, this is an easy fix and inexpensive too.
Symptoms of Lightning Damage
If you don’t utilize a surge protector then your circuit board could quite possible be burned up due to dangerous power surges. You can pick up such a part for $15 or less and save yourself a lot of damages and frustrations.
Signs or symptoms you have a problem include:
- Garage door opener not working properly and even randomly.
- The remote and keypad stop working efficiently.
- Door opener acts like it needs power when it should be fine because power is going to the outlet.
- Your circuit board light is flashing non-stop.
- The LED lights on your door’s safety sensors are not lit up.
If you are experiencing any of these issues, especially after a storm, then you need to call an established garage door company to assist you. Neighborhood Garage Door Service in Denver would be happy to inspect the damage and make a timely repair on your door.
We can help you when lightning strikes or if you just simply need a basic repair. We are a full service company with a professional team to service you best.