After an extreme situation such as a hail storm, checks for structural damage should be made, and this includes on your residential garage door or commercial overhead door. For one, the door is exposed to the elements and can be left weakened after a hailstorm. Even though the door may still be standing, it may be quite close to collapsing, which can cause serious damage.
The material that a garage door is made of is a large part of this. The type of roof shingles that a contractor used and the last time a roof was shingled are important factors. There are types of shingles that are quite robust and can withstand pressure. Those that are made of concrete and asphalt are quite hardy.
Another reason that it may be necessary to get another door for your garage after a hailstorm is to get rid of dents. They can eventually cause the door to collapse as it is opened and shut. It would cost significantly less to repair dents than to replace a collapsed door.
How do you know if repairs are needed?
A number of checks will tell you whether you need to call in the repair men. Check the hardware such as nuts and bolts that are loose. If your door rolls up, check the hinges that holds the parts of the door together.
Another sign that you may need repairs or a new door is if it is leaning toward one side. Screw holes that are enlarged are also an indicator that you need to get the professionals in. So is wood that is cracked near a hinge which also indicates there is damage. It will need to be removed and cracks and wood holes filled.
Time for a makeover?
If your assessment proves you need to repair or replace your garage or overhead door, contact your local garage door company. One change that can be made with a new door is putting in one that is better able to stand up to weather elements even in their extreme, especially here in the Texas Panhandle where the weather is extremely volatile. The Amarillo garage door company can give you an honest estimate for the hail damage, which will give you a better idea of your options.
Who can I call about Amarillo garage doors?
You should have your garage door serviced and maintained from time to time. After a hailstorm though, it is advisable to err on the side of caution and call in the experts. Willow Creek Overhead Door is the Amarillo garage door company to call on for repairs, installation or maintenance of your garage and overhead door. Willow Creek Overhead Door has worked in the Texas Panhandle for more than 10 years, so their professional staff is quite familiar and experienced with hail and hail damaged garage doors. Contact Willow Creek Overhead Door today for a free estimate.