Reinforcing A Garage Door Against The Weather

The garage door is a deceptively vulnerable access point to the home. While the doors themselves are sturdy enough to protect against most hazards, garage doors have weak points that should be looked at to make sure they are up to the task.

Standard garage doors tend to be installed on loose, moveable hinges to allow the door to be moved in a large arc. Without proper reinforcement, over time these hinges will begin to loosen until they eventually break. Reinforcing these hinges is a typical way to strengthen a garage door. It is cheap and easy to do so and should be considered before more expensive strengthening is done.

Buying a new garage door outright and replacing the old one is an effective way to reinforce the garage. When purchasing a new door make sure to check if it has passed specific quality checks and that it is up to the task.