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How the Summer Heat Affects Your Garage

During the summers, the temperature can rise to a sweltering high level that can negatively affect your garage. For starters, depending on your location, temperatures can be as high as 100 degrees. The inside of your garage can easily reach temperatures higher than that because of it's enclosed structure.

When the summer heat hits, here's what you want to keep in mind when it comes to maintaining your garage:

Direct Sunlight

Your garage and your garage door in particular is in line with direct sunlight all throughout the day. So, as the temperatures rise, so does the temperature of the door and the inside portion. This can also cause the electric components to go haywire. Your garage door opener will register an obstruction preventing it from closing when you press the button.

Electrical Storms

With summer times comes electrical storms that can prevent your garage door from opening and closing. From power outages that just effect portions of your home to full on blackouts; electrical storms can cause power surges that can result in pricey repairs or even a replacement of the entire unit. If you purchase a single circuit surge protector, you can ensure that your garage and your door is safe from damages due to electrical power surges.

Extreme Temperatures

As you can imagine, your garage is being beamed by the sun for hours on end throughout the day. The inside of your garage becomes unbearably hot when the door is closed for a majority of the day. This can make the contents of your garage (your car, tools, bikes, etc) hot to the touch. You can discuss ventilation suggestions with your HVAC professional to help cool your space.

The fixes to these issues can be simple and working with a garage door contractor. You can discuss moving your garage door sensors to a place that is more shaded and out of the direct line of the sun. This will keep them at a cooler temperature and prevent them from causing incorrect readings. You can also discuss the best single circuit surge protector and how to install it to protect your garage door from being damaged during electrical storms. To talk to a professional, contact Town & Country Door today!