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Lightning and Your Garage Door Dacula, GA

Lightning and Your Garage Door

Residential double garage with new doors.

With summer storms a regular occurrence here in Georgia, it is important to understand how lightning can affect your garage door and its working properties. It is estimated that one out of every 200 homes will be struck by lightning each year. While most homes will not undergo extreme damage from a lightning strike, there are complications within the home that can occur.

Lightning tends to strike electrical surges in the home, and your automatic garage door is controlled by electricity. Any type of electronics has a high risk of damage during a storm because lightning can travel through the electrical wiring of a home: Ethernet cables, phone jacks, electrical outlets, etc. There are even instances of electromagnetic pulses generated by a lightning strike still being able to short out appliances in a home that is more than two miles away.

Many people fail to recognize the occurrence of lightning damage to their garage doors because they do not think of them as an electrical appliance. You do not turn on your garage door with a light switch or plug it into an outlet each time you want to lift or lower your garage door, so it’s easy to forget that the garage door opener is actually plugged into an outlet. Signs that your garage door opener may have been hit bay lightning or an electrical surge from lightning are:

  • Garage door fails to open with the push of your garage opener button
  • Garage door functions erratically
  • LED lights on garage door opener and/or safety sensors are not lit
  • Opener acts as if it has no power even when your electricity in the home is on
  • The light on the back of the circuit board flashes continuously

If you are experiencing any of these signs after a recent storm, please contact HABPRO Garage Doors. In most cases, we can diagnose your problem over the phone by asking you several questions regarding how your garage door is (or isn’t) behaving, recent issues, and by having you do a visual inspection with us guiding you over the phone. We are the garage door experts here in the North Georgia and Atlanta area. With over 35 years of experience, we have built our reputation on quality service and high customer satisfaction.

Posted on behalf of Habpro Garage Doors

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June 6, 2024

I have been using Habpro for many years and they are THE BEST! They are so knowledgeable, efficient, polite, reasonable and get the job done correctly! And, they come out very quickly and no job is too big or small for them. I highly recommend Habpro!

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June 6, 2024

My garage door top panel was broken and bent. I contacted 2 different garage door companies who quickly quoted a price to replace the entire garage door. I then contacted Habpro and I am so glad that I did! They requested that I send them pictures of my garage door and were able to give me a reasonable quote to repair the door. They explained what they intended to do and set an appointment for the next day. I was kept informed of my tech's arrival. Jared arrived on time and he was professional, courteous and knowledgeable. He fixed my garage door and added additional hardware to improve the structure of the door. The job was completed in about 30 minutes. I have already referred Habpro to my neighbor. This was a great experience!

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June 6, 2024

I have used Habpro on 2 separate occasions over the past years to repair broken springs on our garage door, most recently in May 2024. Both times Bill and his team have been very quick to respond and had someone onsite to complete the repair in the same day at a reasonable cost. The guys completing the repairs have been great to work with and told me exactly what was going on and took care of business quickly and efficiently. They are my first choice, and I would recommend Habpro to anyone looking for garage door repair.

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June 6, 2024

They did a great job on my mom’s garage door. It was an older model, so we replaced the motor added keypad and setup remote digital control. Thank you

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June 6, 2024

The technician did a great job to install my garage door opener in timely manner and great price! I highly recommend to all my friends!

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June 6, 2024

I came home from vacation to my garge door spring broken mysteriously. Bill answered my call on a weekend and had his guys there the next day! Quick response, quick fix, awesome service!

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