Cold weather can wreak havoc on your garage. Typically, Americans use their garage as a location to store their cars and outdoor tools. It is a safe haven that protects from Mother Nature and thieves. Many people seek out garage door service in New Jersey during the winter after they forgot, or neglected, to winterize their garage. Remember, your garage door is the largest moving piece of your home, and periodic garage door services are necessary to improve longevity.
Snow, sleet, rain, and hail can all ruin your garage door. When paint begins to peel and expose wood, water damage may become a huge problem. The wood itself will absorb some of the water that it is exposed to. With periodic freezing and unfreezing the exposed wood panels may become swollen or morphed. A morphed or swollen piece of wood may interfere with the opening and closing of your garage door. Also, the frame of the garage door can be susceptible to water damage and swelling.
In the event of extreme weather fluctuations, the garage door may have trouble opening. The tracks of your garage door are lined with lubricant that will freeze causing a block as the door moves upwards. Also, if rain has recently fallen, or snow has recently melted, water may pool at the base of your garage door. When the temperatures fall below freezing at night, your garage door may freeze shut. This commonly occurs to garage doors that are not flush to the ground.
When you are in need of any garage door service in New Jersey, TGS Garages & Doors is the company you should turn to. We can service both residential and commercial garage doors. We even offer 24/7 emergency services for you early birds or night owls!