Summer Maintenance That Your Garage Door Needs
View more related buyers guides
Published by TOP4 Team
When summer is almost near, it's time to think about what your garage door will have to cope with over summer — and what you have let go over winter! Maintenance for automatic garage doors isn't hard, but it should be done on a regular basis. Most automatic garage doors are pretty robust but, just like your car, they need a regular service.
Delta Warringah Garage Doors has some helpful tips below:
1. Give your steel, aluminium or wood panelled automatic garage doors a good wash down using a mild household detergent. The winter dirt and grime needs to come off and a wash restores the 'as new' look to your home's main street feature.
2. If you're going to paint your steel doors, remember that you should paint automatic garage doors with 100% acrylic latex exterior paint, not an oil based paint.
3. If mild rust has occurred in a non-load-bearing area, you need to sand the rust off and repaint the area with a zinc-rich primer and exterior latex paint.
4. Apply a little lube to moving parts where it's appropriate. Wipe old and dirty lube off with a rag soaked in turps.
Most people think that a garage door is a 'set and forget' deal but it's not. Take care of your automatic garage doors and they'll last for many years. And often, maintenance is just an hour or two once a month.