A garage door typically lasts for about 20 years. However, it’s only durable if it’s well maintained. When the weather is hot as well as the hours are lengthy, make sure you add spring maintenance for the garage door to your list of things to do.
What should you include on your list? Read the summer tips for maintenance:
Tip #1: Give Tune-Ups to the Hardware
Garage doors see frequent use and the door hardware will experience significant use and wear as seasons pass. Every summer, take the time to examine the door. Examine your hinges and bolts and other moving components. Replace or tighten bolts or hinges that have worn out. While you’re there, apply lubrication to moving parts using silicone spray or white lithium.
Tip #2: Clean and Get rid of the Rust
Summer is the perfect time to clean the garage doors. The door will not only look beautiful, but washing it keeps it running efficiently by preventing the buildup of dirt, grease and grime. Utilize a mild detergent along with water. You may want to consider making use of a pressure washer in the event that the door is prone to significant accumulation. If your door’s steel is showing signs of rust, you could sand away the damage, then paint the door by applying primer or exterior paint.
Tip #3: Apply a New Coat to Your Door
After washing the door, clean it with fresh paint. When picking a paint color, keep in mind that the majority of doors look their best when they blend into the decor of a house. Choose a paint color that makes the door stand out unless it has distinctive architectural features that you want to emphasize instead paint the garage with similar to the color of the home.
Maintain your home tidy by painting the trim of your door to match the trims that you have in your home. If you’re looking to modernize your garage door by painting it in different colors, you must be aware that it could become the center of your home. If you’d like that your garage’s door stands out, let your creative juices flow. However, if you prefer to emphasize other aspects of your home, keep the garage as an understated piece of machinery it has always been.
The last thing to do is check your garage door on a regular basis to ensure that it’s functioning properly. Be aware of strange noises or unusual wobbles. Also, look for broken hardware. Even if you don’t think of repairing your door on your own, being familiar with the typical operation of the door will help you recognize early the signs of trouble.
Direct Service Overhead Garage Door Company can help you with installation and repair or summer maintenance to your garage door. Contact us now for your questions!
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