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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

Phone: 770-985-3355


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February 27, 2024

Had single and double door garage openers replaced as original door openers were over twenty-five years old. Bill and his guys did a great job replacing the original openers with new hardware. Thank you.

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February 23, 2024

We got two single doors installed to replace our originals. The new doors are much smoother and quieter in operation. They also look much better than the old doors ever did. Chuck, the installer, was very friendly and pleasant to talk to. He helped set up and explain everything well once he was done installing the new doors. I had a minor issue with one door that he came back the next day and resolved quickly. Get your doors from Habpro. They'll do a great job and leave you very happy.

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February 22, 2024

Habpro responded within 24 hours for my need to have a lift spring replaced on my double garage door. Everything was done well and work was reasonably priced. No issues at all. I am posting this belatedly, the work was done a few months back and to date everything is working flawlessly. Thanks.

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February 22, 2024

I have used Habpro Garage Doors twice for garage door repair. Both times I have been highly satisfied with the results. Bill, the owner, calls you promptly when you need service and gives a quote over the phone before they arrive. Chuck, who came out to do the repair, is very professional and knowledgeable and walks you through exactly what needs to be done before he begins. He even did some extra things with no charge. I highly recommend them for their honesty and thoroughness.

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February 22, 2024

Broken spring replaced same day. Very reasonable pricing. Highly recommend

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February 15, 2024

I have recommended Habpro garage doors to family and friends.The one thing why I highly recommend them is because they have done some work for some single ladies friends and they was comfortable with them and very pleased by the work. They also does good quality work and the pricing very very reasonable.

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