While we are still in the early stages of 2019, many Florida homeowners are preparing for the storm season. Our state is known for its sunshine and stormy weather, and most residents understand the value of being ready when torrential rain and high winds arrive. Hurricane season lasts from the beginning of June to the end of November annually, but it is never too early to prepare for inclement weather!
Guaranteed Garage Repair is here to help residents along Florida’s West Coast achieve complete protection and peace of mind for the months to come. We specialize in garage door repairs in West Palm Beach, Stuart, and beyond, and will be happy to provide services so thorough that we guarantee the results.
Today, we’ll discuss a few quick tips to get homeowners thinking about their garage door’s readiness for rain and wind. If you’re in need of assistance, be sure to call our team today!
Consider a Bracing Kit
It is important to remember that your garage door is the largest point of entry to the home, and will likely be the weakest point against heavy storms. Strong winds can exert considerable pressure on the door, warping the tracks and creating a possibility for complete failure. Many homeowners do not consider the pressure exerted on their homes by high winds.
A bracing kit is an affordable solution for homes that do not have a hurricane-resistant garage door system. This kit can be set up quickly, does not require a building permit, and is designed to fit nearly all makes and models. Bracing kits consist of a central anchor to further reinforce the strength of your existing door.
Check Your Weather Seals
One of the simplest and most effective ways to keep moisture out during inclement weather is to check the weather seals. Often referred to as weatherstripping, these vital components often consist of a rigid vinyl and attach around the outsides of your garage door to help keep the rain and wind out.
Weather seals can do much to create a barrier between the outside edges of your overhead door and the surrounding surfaces, including the frame along the sides and top, as well as the surface of your garage floor. Keep in mind that hurricane season has the potential to dump a lot of moisture, with little water infiltration needed to cause damage to your home and your possessions.
Inspect Your Garage Door
After the last storm season, it is essential to inspect your garage door for any signs of damage or corrosion. High winds and torrential rain can place considerable strain on your door components, creating a high potential for future failures.
The last thing you want is to come home during a heavy storm, only to realize that your overhead door won’t open or close properly. Doors stuck in the closed position will leave you and your vehicle out in the rain, while doors that are stuck open can result in serious security and damage concerns.
Perform Annual Maintenance
One cost-effective way to help prepare your home for hurricane season is to reach out to a local garage door company for assistance. Relying on a professional to inspect your overhead door system can deliver considerable peace of mind once the weather turns south. Guaranteed Garage Repair is happy to provide this service, and our garage door company is currently hosting a $29.95 garage door tune-up special.
Our trained and certified technicians will be able to inspect your garage door for any signs of trouble, as well as lubricate all moving components and balance the door itself. We perform an 18-point safety inspection to ensure your system is both safe and ready for any inclement weather. Guaranteed Garage Repair will also provide comprehensive assistance and honest advice for how to best protect your home, including a 15-percent discount on any work completed on the same day.
Storm season will be here before you know it. While the weather is calm, it pays to prepare ahead of time to give you the best opportunities to reinforce your current system. We are available for same-day service, so be sure to call us at (772) 408-9536 or contact us online to begin. We look forward to providing you with services that are Better Than Best!