Arizona’s Weather and Garage Doors

Arizona Best Garage Door and Weather

Compared to many parts of the country, Arizona winters are generally mild, with daytime temperatures averaging 70 degrees F. Regardless of the season, it is still essential to take necessary precautions to ensure your garage doors continue to operate safely and reliably for years to come.

Routine maintenance tasks should be completed, and any observable issues professionally repaired. Depending on the material, the door may also need some extra TLC, since the summer sun was recently beating on it.

Summer’s Effect on Garage Doors

While the valley isn’t as humid as Florida, “a dry heat,” is not entirely accurate. The annual humidity levels average 36 percent annually with June offering the most humidity and December the least, according to the Weather Atlas.

Unmaintained wood garage doors can absorb this humidity, potentially causing several issues, including warping and cracking. That’s why providing a layer of protection to your wooden doors is essential. You should apply a coat of polyurethane sealant to stained wood every two years in Arizona for long-lasting beauty.

Another thing to pay attention to is the photoelectric sensors, or photo eyes, which are attached to the vertical tracks on both sides of the door. These sensors are designed to reverse the downward momentum of the door should they detect an obstruction.

Direct sunlight can cause the photo eyes to detect phantom obstructions. This commonly occurs on south-facing homes. You have the option of installing sun shields to prevent sunlight from shining directly on the sensors, causing accidental reversal.

Winter’s Effects on the Door

The “Valley of the Sun” is not immune to adverse weather in the winter. The cooler temperatures during the winter months – December through February – can cause issues with the springs and other components. That is why it is important to use professional-grade white lithium grease on the door’s moving parts every six months. Be careful when applying lubricant so that it doesn’t get into the tracks.

The photoelectric sensors are also susceptible to colder temperatures. Depending on where you live, they can freeze or frost over, again resulting in accidental reversals during operation. Adding insulation with the appropriate R-value for your zone helps keep your garage warmer, preventing problems with the photo eyes.

Professional Garage Door Repair You Can Count On

The fall season is not only characterized by dropping temperatures, pumpkin spice everything, and beautiful foliage. It also provides homeowners with the perfect opportunity to perform routine maintenance on their house and garage doors to detect any summer issues and prevent problems in the winter.

If your notice anything that gives you cause for concern with your garage door, hiring a professional to fix it is essential.

To gain incredible peace-of-mind, contact Arizona’s Best Garage Door and Repair Company at (480) 448-5782. We specialize in the installation, maintenance, and repair of both residential and commercial garage doors and electric openers throughout the greater Phoenix metro area.

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Brian D.
five stars

Great Guys and Great Work

The tech was on time to the second I think, very professional and super nice Chris – nice work my friend!   The opener they selected for me is a terrific and great price, Wifi and the myQ app are great as well.

Carrie F.
five stars

They sent someone out right away at 4:30pm on a Monday. Tre was our technician and did an amazing job getting our door back to working condition without breaking the bank. I will always suggest them to anyone who asks.

Conrad C.
five stars

For the past few months, my garage door would not shut. It will close halfway get stuck and the motor would bring it back. Not to mention it sounded like a blender filled with nails while closing and opening. Finally decided to get it to check out and these guys were the first to respond. Had an appointment sent within 15 min. A technician named Jimmy came over the next day and got it all done. My garage door never sounded so silent and go down as smooth once new parts were added. Definitely will be recommending these guys!

Joe S.
five stars

This company is very responsive, contacted them on a Sunday night and they replied right away.  Then set an appointment at a time convenient for me.

Very polite and easy to work with.  Travis, the owner, is hands-on.

Karen P.
five stars

I had an extremely positive experience with this company, and I have to praise Michelle in the front office for her patience and customer service attitude.

When my 20-year-old Liftmaster garage door opener began to fail, I spent a ridiculous amount of time researching new openers and my options.  The logicboard wasn’t working – so the unit still moved the door up and down, but responded only to the wall switch and not the remote. While that was inconvenient, I had time to look around.

After months of exploration and repeated estimates, when I finally decided on a model, they didn’t have it in stock. Michelle quickly located one and offered an appointment the next business day.

The technician who showed up, Zach, was relatively new, but assured me that he had great training and mentoring by the company.  And so far, I am very pleased with the work.  I thought he was polite, clean, well-skilled, and astute — and at my request, also diagnosed and repaired a squealing in the door.  The door is quiet and the alignment is good.

I would definitely have them back for any additional work! (which I hope doesn’t happen soon!)

Leonard G.
five stars

When it was time to change the garage door, we called these pros for help, and they responded to our needs immediately.

The team arrived exactly when they said they would, and explained everything they were going to do, along with different options for me. It took them an hour to complete the job, and it was amazing! Very precise and clean!!!

Will use them again for all my garage door needs!

Lori R.
five stars

Honestly, I haven’t had such great customer service in years. From the first phone call to the minute they left I never felt pressured, a hard sell or that I was being sold something I didn’t “need”. So informative and honest. So refreshing!! The background checks their employees for safety. They text/email your appointment time, when the technician is on the way, and the estimate. Makes the whole experience a positive one. Thanks, Travis, Chris, and Cody. Keep up the great work. You prove that great customer care is still important.

Patricia C.
five stars

We were so thrilled with the excellent quality of service and quick response we received yesterday. Jimmy Tafoya was quick, honest, and pleasant. The door went off the rails so we called on a Saturday afternoon for emergency service. He fixed the problem in 2 hours. We thought we would need a new door it was so screwed up but he fixed it very well at a lower cost. We are very thankful.

Robert Z.
five stars

My hinge was bent. Jay came out the same day. Repaired and realigned. Very efficient, knowledgeable, and did a great job. Would definitely call again for garage needs.

Tara L.
five stars

I wish this company provided other random services because I would use them for anything!

I sent a request for a quote via Yelp at 3:56 pm and received a reply from Travis at 3:57 pm. He said he could have a technician to my home between 4-6 pm That Day! Like within the next 2 hours. Before I committed, though I had to ask a few questions. First, could the technician please wear a mask and gloves because we have high-risk people in our home during Covid? Answer – no problem at all. Second, could you provide a ballpark estimate based on my description of the problem? Yup!

I then received a text with my appointment confirmation, and 20 minutes before the technician arrived, I received a lengthy text with a photo, background check information, and instructions on what to expect when he arrives. Then Jay called personally to let me know to expect him.

When he arrived, he looked at the job, gave me an estimate, and went to work. 20 min later, he was done, with no extra hidden fees. He accepted my credit card verbally so that we didn’t have any close contact.

The garage works perfectly!

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