The garage door is the primary door used to enter and exit your home for quite a few homeowners. It is expected for the garage door to endure wear and tear, being that it is consistently used every day throughout the day. There is care and maintenance the homeowner can do avoid replacing the garage door all too soon to manage the performance, overall condition and longevity. To help you extend the lifespan of your garage door, we at AAA Action Doors would like to offer some suggestions.
Protect Garage Door Finish
Multiple purposes are served by the garage door’s finish. It is there to protect the raw material of the panels from climate and elements in addition to the obvious which is to enhance the aesthetics. The panels are left vulnerable and subject to additional damage and accelerated deterioration, which can also spread to other components if the finish is worn or damaged. An essential effort is keeping the finish fresh and intact. Below are the common finishes available.
– Paint. As the paint deteriorates it peels, chips or wears off eventually. For exterior use and specific to your region’s climate and common weather conditions, a fresh coat should be applied that is manufactured periodically. Offering more protection, paint can be applied to most garage door types. This maintenance can also help homeowners update the look of their home with the latest trends as well.
– Stain. The stain offers protection to the otherwise very porous material as it is generally applied to wooden garage doors. It causes the wood to warp, rot and even mold as the moisture is especially bad for wood doors as they absorb the dampness. You can preserve the wood door with a lacquer designed to resist moisture and protect against the UV rays.
– Powder coating. It is critical that the plastic coating is cleaned periodically to reduce the chemical films that settle onto the surface.
Avoid Damage to Garage Door Panels
Be sure to invest in a strong grade of high wind resistant panels since strong wind damage can destroy the garage door’s paneling in the event you live in are area prone to having excessively high winds, like in the Vegas Valley. Avoid allowing sports activities in close proximity to the garage doors as they can lead to dents.
Lubricate Moving Garage Door Parts
Hire a pro more frequently to perform regular inspections of the garage door’s components. Tighten loose hardware, make sure necessary areas are properly lubed, keep the tracks cleaned, and look for signs of damage on the garage door while consulting your manual. Call professionals for repairs and replacements for missing or damaged parts if necessary.
4) Schedule Routinely Professional Maintenance. Perform the maintenance tasks homeowners can readily do or that you are comfortable with the responsibility diligently. To keep your garage door’s performance and overall health, schedule professional tune-ups and maintenance services every 6-12 months.
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You will have many benefits including the potentially longer lifespan of your garage door, that include performance, and overall condition with these steps. Call AAA Action Doors and let us help with your services for any repairs or maintenance services.