Garage Door Tips for the Summer

Summer is here, and with the kids out of school in the next couple of weeks, your schedule will go from busy to crazy. This is why it’s important to take care of home chores—like making sure your garage door is in good shape—now!

But how do you make sure your garage door is prepared for the warm season ahead (and the months beyond)?

What You Can Do

There are a few things you can do to make sure your garage door will function at its best this summer.

Professional Inspection & Maintenance Service

Getting your garage door professionally serviced is one of the best things you can do to help extend its lifespan and ensure it operates smoothly, without problems. Garage door maintenance is extremely important, especially starting in mid-May (you want to make sure damage from harsh winter weather doesn’t go unfixed) and during the warm months, as severe summer storms can also cause damage.


A lot of dirt and grime can accumulate on the surface of your garage door. Washing your door not only helps it stay looking great but it can also help prevent rust buildup.


Heat can leak into your home through the walls, any crawl spaces, unsealed windows, etc. This is why insulating your home is so important—but garage door insulation can also help you save on your energy bills as well as make your home more comfortable. This is especially important if there is living space used above or adjacent to the garage. We offer many insulated garage doors, such as those in the Thermacore® collection.


Lightning from severe thunderstorms can potentially damage your garage door opener, so it’s recommended to get a surge protector. This way, you don’t have to worry about your garage door during harsh summer storms.

Battery Backup

If you don’t have a battery backup system for your garage door, you may want to consider one, especially with summer coming up. An Overhead Door garage door opener Battery Back-up can come in handy if a storm causes the power to go out in your home.

Garage Door Service in the Indianapolis Area

No matter what garage door services you need, look to Overhead Door Co. of Indianapolis & Muncie if you’re in central Indiana. For nearly 90 years, we’ve been helping Indianapolis area homeowners with garage door repair and replacement.

Contact us to learn more about our services or if you’re ready to discuss your project!