Many areas of the United States have undergone severe weather this year. We’ve seen everything from hurricanes to snowstorms and the extreme weather keeps coming. Maybe you are a home that encountered something like that this year. If so, how did your garage door hold up? If you are in an area expecting a storm, here’s what you can do to reinforce your garage door.
How to Reinforce Your Garage Door For Bad Weather
Don’t wait to reinforce your door. You need to put things in place now so that your home is protected from extreme weather. There are some things you can do right before a storm, but many you can do as a permanent solution.
Here are things you can do to get it ready:
1. Install Weather Stripping
To keep rain out of your garage, you need to install new seals around the door. Weather stripping is very important when it comes to having a dry garage. Also, it is a form of insulation from the extreme heat or cold.
It would be helpful for you to replace your existing seals with new stripping. Over time, the old seals will become cracked and dried out by the sun. To keep your home protected, install new weather stripping.
2. Tighten Up Hardware
Take the necessary tool and go around to tighten up all of the hardware. The vibrations of the door operations can cause the parts to become loose. By tightening the nuts, bolts, hinges, and etc. you are making the door stronger.
3. Add Support Brackets
For those that live in high wind areas or are expecting a major storm system, support brackets are key. These can be installed last minute before the storm arrives. However, if you want to have a permanent solution, support brackets can be installed ahead of time. There are specific brackets that are meant to be permanent.
4. Replace Insulation
If you have an older door, the insulation may need to be replaced. If you do not have insulation at all, it would be a good idea to add it. Insulation keeps your garage from being as affected by the weather. Also, it makes the door stronger and able to stand up against high winds and debris.
5. Consider a New Door
Depending on how old your door is, or its condition, installing something new may be the best route to go. Our technicians will professionally install any make or model you chose. We can help you pick out the best design and function for your home.
Call Today For Help
If you want our team of technicians to come out and reinforce your door, we can do that. We will get someone out to you ASAP to inspect your assembly. They will give you the solution to your problem and then get the job done. Call now if you need garage door repair services. We will get someone out to your location today.