Although Southwest Florida doesn’t have the radical seasons that other parts of the country do, the weather still affects our garage doors and how well they function.
Have you ever had a problem with your garage door not wanting to shut at a particular time of day? Is your garage getting direct sun? That direct sun may be hitting your photo eyes and make your garage door opener think there is something blocking the door and won’t allow it to close. If you don’t want to just endure the issue until the sun moves on, you can make a small tent from paper or cardboard to deflect the sun away from your photo eyes.
Direct sunlight can also cause issues with the finish of your door. Some doors require annual care to maintain the finish. All doors need to be cleaned regularly.
Southwest Florida has a lot of heat and humidity both of which affect how your door and operator function. It is not unusual for Florida garages to heat up to over 100 degrees during the summer. The heat can affect the operations of the opener. The heat and humidity can also cause the door to need adjustments.
Anyone who has spent a summer in Southwest Florida knows about summer lightning storms. Power surges and power outages are a common occurrence. Garage Door Openers are as vulnerable to power surges as any other electronic item in your home. A good safeguard to protect your garage door opener is to install a surge protector on the outlet where your opener is plugged. The surge protector can save your opener, but it won’t help you get in or out of your garage if the power is out. In Florida, a battery backup unit is always a good safeguard.
Action Automatic Door & Gate can help you with any and all of these weather issues. Call us @ 239-768-3667 and find out how.