Over the course of the summer, you may cross off a lot of home improvement projects from your to-do list. However, that warm weather and those long days may cause some problems with other areas of your home. Take your garage door for instance. After several months of hot and humid weather, the cool weather of the fall season can be incredibly welcoming and present the perfect time for garage door maintenance and repair. Keep reading to learn a few reasons why you should take the time to contact a professional and schedule garage door repair during the autumn.
There Will Be Less Humidity
When the weather outside is humid, the entry doors to your home are likely to expand and end up sticking. The same is true with your garage door. This is particularly true if you have recently painted the garage door, which can cause the door to stick and not seal the way it should.
In addition, over the summer, the gears could have expanded and contracted, causing the door to not close smoothly. If you have noticed that the gears seem to be tighter than they should be, garage door repair service may be needed to ensure that your garage door starts working properly again.
There Will Be Fewer Storms
The heat and humidity over the course of the summer season cause storms to develop, leading to a variety of issues for your garage door. Physical damage can be caused by heavy winds and flying debris, and this damage will need to be repaired. However, if the damage does not need to be repaired immediately, it is a good idea to wait until the storms have subsided to schedule a repair appointment in case further damage occurs. This will prevent you from having to pay multiple service call fees or having to worry about the appointment needing to be rescheduled because of a summer storm.
There Will Be Less Sun
The sun is much stronger during the summer, and these strong UV rays can result in the garage door color fading. In addition, the UV rays can cause damage to the sensors. If you wait until fall to schedule any repairs, you can retain the appearance and function of your garage door so that it is ready for the fall and winter season.
If you would like to learn more, contact a garage door repair service in your area.