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Summertime Garage Door Performance 

Summertime Garage Door Performance 

Have you noticed a difference in your garage door performance recently? Decreased performance could be due in part to extremely high temperatures! Think about it. When you’re outside on a hot summer day, you tend to get sluggish the longer you spend outdoors, right? The heat and unrelenting sun beaming down on you begins to wear you down after a while. Garage doors are the same!

With a little TLC, your garage door performance can remain consistent year-round, even during the most intense heat waves. In this article, we’ll discuss complications garage doors can experience in high temperatures and tips on how to overcome these issues. 

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Common Issues Garage Doors Encounter Due to Extreme Heat 

There are three main aspects of a garage door system that are affected by extreme heat: the garage door material, the garage door opener, and individual moving parts. 

  1. Garage door materials such as metal and wood can expand during the day as temperatures rise, causing warped panels and misalignment. When the temperature drops at night, the garage door contracts, eventually leading to gaps between the panels. These gaps can negatively affect the efficiency of the garage door insulation.
  2. Expanding and contracting garage doors can cause can cause misalignment and difficulties moving along the tracks. This adds strain to the garage door opener, as the motor has to work harder to open and close the garage door. Your motor can overheat if it works too hard, leading to garage door opener repair and reduced lifespan.
  3. Increased temperatures can cause the existing lubrication on moving parts to thin out or even evaporate. Without proper lubrication, moving parts such as garage door springs, cables, and rollers will endure more friction and wear out faster.
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Tips For Improving Garage Door Performance in Summer

Weatherproofing & Insulation

Professional Maintenance

Sun Protection and Ventilation

Smart Technology

Need More Help? Ask the Iconic Garage Door Services Team!

You need your garage doors to work well year-round, but extreme temperatures can make this more difficult during summer. If you’re concerned about your garage door performance and live in the Greater Phoenix area, contact our team! We offer garage door repair, installation, and maintenance services in Queen Creek, Fountain Hills, and numerous service areas nearby. At Iconic Garage Door Services, we do whatever it takes to improve your garage door performance and keep your garage door running smoothly all year round!

Nicholas MartinezNicholas Martinez
02:07 11 Jul 24
Karsten and Nick did an excellent job installing our new garage door. They were very professional and friendly and were in a great mood. We were an afternoon install and they stayed quite late on a hot day to ensure our door was completed and it looked great. They took extra time at the end of the install to go over set up and programming as well which was much appreciated!
Susie JordanSusie Jordan
21:50 09 Jul 24
This company was amazing!!! Karsten the installer, the staff's commincation, the companies reliability and so much more...well exceeded our expectation!!!!!!
Dan DematioDan Dematio
21:29 09 Jul 24
Karsten did a great job installing the Overhead door for my customer, very professional attitude, and quality work.
Skyler EllisSkyler Ellis
22:54 25 Jun 24
Karsten did a wonderful job with the garage installation. He was very professional and had a smile on his face the whole time even in this heat!
Sanjeev AroraSanjeev Arora
17:42 19 Jun 24
Prompt response ans scheculing.Amazing service
Hans KieblerHans Kiebler
16:57 12 May 24
I was the first person to get a CHI garage door from Iconic. They did a fantastic job, and three years later the door still looks as good as when it was installed. My house was built in 1974, but Iconic has the door fitting snuggly.This is one contractor I am very happy I used.
00:57 02 May 24
From the sales process to installation of 2 new garage door everything was excellent. They programmed all the cars, remotes and MyQ app. The installers were professional and courteous and cleaned and removed all debris.
Neal LeggerNeal Legger
20:35 23 Mar 24
The Service Scheduler took our Friday evening call and scheduled our Repair Technician for the next morning.Victor called us with his ETA and arrived on time to evaluate and repair our door springs...and related parts to get our garage door up an running.."Great job!!"N&M
Carina Montes de OcaCarina Montes de Oca
19:48 15 Mar 24
Big shout out to both Liz and Joey!!! 😀 Please let them know of their great service!Liz was kind and courteous to schedule a quote appointment the next day, working within my availability.And Joey kindly repaired my garage door that same appointment day! He arrived early and was very friendly, efficient and professional given we were his last stop on his "Friday". Without rushing, he walked my husband and I through the issue and the best options available with invested interest that our needs were met. Once done, he double checked his work with us and helped set up the app for the opener and answered any pending questions we had.
Jacob FlickJacob Flick
20:30 02 Mar 24
Iconic Garage Door is awesome! I found them on Google and called on a Friday afternoon for best availability. I was pleasantly surprised they were able to get me an appointment Saturday at 8AM, no additional emergency fee.The tech, Caleb F, was fantastic to work with! He completely explained my options, the cost for each, the pros, and cons until I was entirely satisfied we were making the right choice. He was thorough, and helped me set up every last bit of technology and remotes to exactly how I wanted them.Not to mention Caleb F is a super nice guy and personable. It's not very often I enjoy paying money to fix stuff around the house, but made the whole experience fun. He really went above and beyond to help me and connect with me as a customer!I couldn't recommend Iconic enough for your garage door servicing, replacement, or upgrade. They went from a cold call on Google to my service provider of choice in just one visit! Absolutely top notch service!