5 Important Things to Know About Storm Doors

5 Important Things to Know About Storm Doors

Winter is well on its way. In Pennsylvania this means below-freezing temperatures and plenty of snow and ice. For this reason alone, homeowners who don’t already have one a storm door should consider installing one.

This type of door is installed in front of an exterior entry door. The primary purpose of a storm door is to protect your entry door from the elements. This added protection is especially advantageous during cold, snowy, and windy weather.

6 Ways Lightning Strikes Can Damage Your Garage Door System

Lightning Striking Garage Door

Lightning strikes may lack the awe-inspiring destructive power that comes with tornadoes or hurricanes, but they’re deadly in their own right. The U.S. alone experiences over 25 million cloud-to-ground lightning strikes each year, and it only takes one bolt to strike your home. Such a strike can do serious damage to your garage door.

A direct strike isn’t the only way lightning can damage your garage door. An indirect hit can prove just as damaging to openers, photo-eye sensors, and other electrical components that are a part of your garage door. Lightning strikes can impact your garage door’s look and functionality, as explained by the examples listed below.


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