Arizona’s monsoon season – June 15 to September 30 each year – produces 40 to 50 percent of the state’s annual precipitation. According to the National Weather Service (NWS), the season results from a shift in large-scale wind patterns that moves moisture to desert locations, including parts of the southwest region.
The season also brings higher humidity, scattered thunderstorms, heavy rainfall, flash floods, dust storms, extreme heat, isolated hailstorms, and damaging winds. These severe weather conditions can cause significant garage door damage, potentially even necessitating garage door spring replacement.
Here are some storm-damaged garage door repairs that you may need.
The area’s powerful thunderstorms, characterized by strong winds and heavy rainfall, can cause many issues within minutes. These conditions can cause nearby debris and inanimate objects to hit your garage door, denting it, potentially even breaking the door’s windows. Depending on the size of the dents and, assuming no structural damage, these unsightly issues can often be repaired by a repair professional.
Off-Track Door Repair
Capable of reaching speeds of 30 MPH or more, strong winds can impact the structural integrity of your garage door by creating substantial pressure against the door, potentially causing it to fall off its tracks. Should this happen, you should contact a repair professional to assess the extent of the damage, especially since it is possible for other components like the garage door springs to have been damaged.
Broken Garage Door Spring Replacement
One of the most crucial components of your garage door is the springs, of which there are two types: torsion and extension. These counterbalance the door’s weight to prevent straining the garage opener each time it is raised and lowered. While the most common reason for garage door spring replacement is cycle depletion – standard springs are rated for 10,000 cycles, they are also susceptible to weather. In addition, these springs are under immense tension. Therefore, a repair professional must always be contacted to replace the springs, ideally together in applications requiring two.
Sun Devil Garage Door provides residential and commercial garage door repair, service, and installation to East Valley communities. That includes Chandler, Gilbert, Tempe, and neighboring areas. Our company can service all garage door and opener brands, with high-quality, durable replacement products stocked on our trucks each morning. We also offer same-day and 24-hour emergency repair, so anytime your garage door is damaged or malfunctions, don’t hesitate to contact us at (480) 838-9397.
“Basics of the Arizona Monsoon & Desert Meteorology.” Arizona State University: School of Geographical Sciences & Urban Planning.
“Northern Arizona Monsoon Season.” National Weather Service.
“Storms bring wind, rain, and power outages to parts of the Valley Saturday night.” 12News, updated July 10, 2021.