Maintaining Your Wooden Garage Doors
Ok, so you’ve purchased a new wood door for your garage and in a few weeks the garage door installation company, G & G Garage Door, is set to come and put a brand new custom-made door on the front of your home. The next step is learning how you should keep that beautiful door in great shape.
Clean Your Garage Doors
One of the easiest ways to ensure that your wooden door is maintained is to clean it regularly. If a combination of dirt and moisture is allowed to build up it can warp and bend the wood over time. Mild soap and water are all that you’ll need to keep it in great shape. Plus, you’ll want to keep a watchful eye on your garage door sealing to ensure that no pests get inside.
Watch Out For Rot
Being made of wood means that your garage door can accumulate fungus and bacteria if it is exposed to a lot of moisture. To ensure that your garage door remains rot-free, we suggest that you test the wood for firmness. Using a wooden pencil or a butter knife, lightly poke the wood to ensure that it’s not accumulating rot under the veneer.
Painting Or Finishing Your Garage Door
When your wooden garage door was installed, most likely it came with a finish or it was painted. And, since your garage door is constantly exposed to the elements you’ll need to repaint or refinish it every few years. These preventative maintenance measures will help to avoid replacing your new garage door before its time.