How to Avoid Garage Door Corrosion07/03/2013 back to Blog
Industries produce durable materials these days that can resist natural elements and erosion. In spite of that and due to the fact that garage doors are exposed to the weather conditions at all times, frequent service is recommended by the experts at Garage Door Repair Irving as well as the application of special coatings, which can protect materials from dirt, mold and rust.
Clean them well, clean them often
When you clean well the garage door parts and the surface of the door and on a regular basis, the door won't only look good and increase the value of your home, but mainly there will be no chance of getting blocked by elements that have concentrated in high amounts on the tracks. At the same time, you manage to remove moisture and dirt that could cause the growth of mildew, which could destroy the material. Manufacturers apply special coatings on natural wood, which eliminates the possibility of corrosion, but the threat of high humidity is always present in some locations of Texas. It's better to clean wooden doors with a slightly wet sponge while aluminum overhead doors can be cleaned using the hose of water in the yard. In both cases, you need to make sure the door is perfectly dried before it is shut down.
Renew the painting
Wood doors need refreshment of the painting rather often, but if you want your door to look nice you should paint it every few years regardless of the material. This is an easy procedure, but the hardest part is removing the old painting by scrubbing the surface and removing the signs of rust or even mold. Before you paint them with a color of your preference, you should apply a protective layer of a special coat that would make the material more resistant and you should also remember to use products, which are friendly to the environment, like the powder coat. Don't forget that all parts need special attention, especially during extreme temperatures.