Whether you live in the Sacramento area or the Seattle, WA area, you’ve definitely noticed there are seasons where it just never seems to stop raining. In Washington, the rainy seasons are primarily in the Spring and in the Fall; it’s raining in Seattle about 50% of the time. Here in Northern California, there is really only one rainy season…. it just lasts almost 8 months, starting in the Fall and persisting to late Spring. In both areas, during these long periods in the year when everything is just kind of wet and humid, you’ve got to think about protecting your home from any potential damage it’s going to take from the constant moisture. And part of protecting your home is making sure your garage is prepped for the long rains as well.
What’s the Big Deal, Though?
Any garage door being wet for a length of time is susceptible to damage. Metal doors can oxidize and break down, wood doors can warp or rot, and the rubber strips that seal the sides and bottom of your door can become loose, misaligned or brittle. Any of these things can cause water to get into your garage and damage anything that has contact with the floor. Not to mention, it’s really unpleasant to take the recycling out to the garage in your socks and have your feet get immediately soggy.
Ways to Protect Your Garage from the Torrential Rains
Whether you’re in California or Washington, there are several ways you can help your garage get through the wet season(s):
- Check where water goes when it hits…
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Common garage door repair related FAQ
How long does it take to replace a garage door?
Roughly 3 to 4 hours, if done properly.
How often should my a garage door be serviced?
Your garage door is a large piece of moving equipment made up of many parts. Some families use their garage door more than their front door. We recommend having your garage door and operator serviced every year in order to ensure a properly working door and operator. The noises your door or operator makes are your initial “warning signs” that something is not quite right. The longer you put off the necessary service, the more damage may result.
How long do garage door springs usually last?
The most common torsion springs have an expected life of about 10,000 cycles (one opening and one closing is a cycle.)
What is the life span of a garage door opener?
The average life span of a door opener can vary from 10 to 20 years depending on the model and usage.