Garage doors are constantly exposed to outdoor weather conditions, which is why frequent maintenance is highly recommended. This includes the application of special coatings, which can protect the door from dirt, mold, and rust, and help preserve its condition for a long time to come.
Why Maintenance MattersIt's not just a visual issue. While taking good care of your door will have visible benefits that will help you preserve its curb appeal, there are other upsides. For once, you'll be able to make the system last longer. Proper care and attention will allow you to avoid all sorts of problems, and reduce the likelihood of an accident.
Clean It Well and OftenWhen you clean your garage door and its different parts on a regular basis, you'll be able to do more than preserve its look. You will also be able to maintain the value of your home, and the functionality of the door's mechanism. Proper cleaning can prevent the tracks from accumulating debris and creating blockages for the rollers. If you have wooden panels, cleaning them will help you prevent the onset of rot or mold. Door manufacturers apply special coatings on natural wood, which helps to reduce the likelihood of this problem, but the threat of high humidity is always present in some parts of Texas. It's better to clean wooden panels with a slightly wet sponge every so often. When it comes to an aluminum door, you can simply use a water hose. In both cases, you'll need to make sure the panels have completely dried out to prevent other metal parts from developing rust.
Remember To Repaint It RegularlyWood panels need to be applied with a fresh coat of paint rather often, but if you want it your door to preserve its appearance you should paint it every few years regardless of the material its made of. This is an easy procedure, but the hardest part is removing the old paint by scrubbing the surface and removing the signs of rust or mold. Before you apply the new paint layer with a color of your preference, you should apply a protective layer of a special coating that would make the material more resistant to the elements. You should also remember to use environmentally friendly products, like powder coating, which doesn't require any liquid to be applied. Don't forget that all of the system's different parts need special attention, especially during extreme temperatures shifts. If you find any rust or other types of damage, contact our team at Garage Door Repair Irving straight away.