Garage Door Winter Care

Garage door covered in snow

Dealing with Snow Damage?


Snow and blizzard conditions can wreak havoc on garage doors, causing damage to the panels, hinges, tracks, and other components. If you’re in need of repair or replacement services, Precision is here to help! Our team of professional technicians has the knowledge and expertise to get your garage door back in working order.

What Happens to Your Garage Door in Cold Weather?

Winter can be tough on garage doors since extremely cold temperatures can cause the metal components to contract, become brittle, and even break – especially if they aren’t properly lubricated. You may also experience a number of other problems, including:

  • Ice build-up – Snow can cause ice to form on the door and the surrounding area. This can make the garage door freeze shut, and can also cause damage to the bottom seals and weatherstripping when your door opens.
  • Excess moisture – Snow and ice can lead to moisture buildup in the garage, which can cause the other components to rust and corrode.
  • Added weight – The weight of packed snow on the garage can cause the door to bend or bow. This can make it difficult to open and close the door, and can also strain the tracks and hinges.
  • Harsh winds – High-speed winds can put enough pressure on the door to bend or break it. On the outside, wind can also cause debris to hit the door, leading to dents and scratches on your garage door panels.

Depending on the shape of your current garage door, you may want to consider a replacement. New garage doors are typically much better equipped to handle cold weather than older doors. If you’re thinking about an upgrade, call us today to schedule a free new door consultation.

Trusted Garage Door Services in the Chicagoland Area

For over 20 years, we’ve been helping our friends and neighbors keep their families safe during winter. We understand that your garage door is an important part of your home, and we’re dedicated to keeping it in top working condition – no matter the weather!

If you’ve experienced garage door damage, give us a call. Our team is fully trained to work with all major brands and equipped to handle any type of garage door repair or installation.

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