Taking care of garage doors08/12/2013 Back To Blog
Garage doors can last up to several years, but it's ideal that you take care of the door so that you’re ensured it will last that long. Quite often people don’t know how to properly take care of them. It’s normal since not all doors require the same amount of maintenance. Some types may require extra care while other type needs only little. It would be best that you know the type of maintenance needed for the doors you have.
Knowing how to clean it
The manufacturer of your door should give you instructions on how to take care of the doors in your garage. A high quality door is quite easier to clean and maintain, while Roll up Doors are much harder to clean. You should be very precise in following the instructions given to you. It would be ideal that you follow the instructions well and apply it to your garage.
Rusting destroys the material on your door. The garage doors in your home could be filled with rust, so it’s preferable that you inspect the surface and see if there’s any. If you found one then it would be best that your remove it. You can also apply paint on your door to prevent such from happening.
Seeing if the parts are intact
Another way in taking care of the doors in your garage is by thoroughly inspecting if the parts are still in place. You don’t want joints and other parts to come loose, so if you see one that’s loose then it would be best that you fix it back before it could do more damage to your garage.
Using it properly
You should also be able to use the garage door properly. If you don’t use a motor operated door opener, then make sure that you open and close it slowly. Don’t over pull or push it hard as it could only damage your doors.