Just because your garage door lasts a long time doesn’t mean it doesn’t need a little TLC. Summer is a great time to attend to your garage door; the weather is nice and you’ll likely already be outside doing other outdoor projects or playing in the yard. It’ll only take a few minutes, and doing these three garage summer maintenance tips can help your garage door last for years and years. Here are your three maintenance tips to complete…
Wash Your Garage Door
Washing your garage door is a great idea, not only because it’ll keep your garage door looking nice and will help increase the overall curb appeal of your home. Washing your garage door will remove the dirt, grease, and grime that inevitably builds up over time. To do this, give your garage door a thorough rinse with water, then wash with mild detergent to clean your steel or aluminum doors. You may need to use a soft cloth to help remove any remaining debris. After you’ve thoroughly cleaned your garage door, you can use a thin layer of car wax to help repel any future build up until then next time you clean your garage door.
Lubricate Moving Parts and Weather Stripping
One of the things that will help your garage door last the longest is to make sure all of the moving parts are working correctly. To work correctly, you’ll need to be sure that the moving parts are all properly greased. If you’re experiencing any loud noises or screeches when you open or close your garage door, lubricating the hardware will also solve this problem. Be sure to lubricate the track, rollers, and all hinges. Use a product specifically made for garage doors, or hire a garage door expert to make sure your garage door is properly lubricated. It’s also a good idea to make sure the weather stripping is properly lubricated to keep is soft and properly sealing out cold, heat, and pests.
Lastly, it’s a good idea to hire the help of local garage door installers to thoroughly inspect your garage door. It it easy for parts to wear out without even being aware of their decay. If you aren’t regularly inspecting your garage door and thoroughly, you may end up with a damaged garage door, garage door parts, your car, or even loved ones. Whether you have a garage door from Costco, or a garage door from Lowes, have a professional like those at the Garage Door Man check it out. Besides garage door repairs and installation for both standard and custom garage door sizes, Garage Door Man can help with any of your garage door needs.