A properly installed and maintained garage door can last between 15 and 20 years. However, that maintenance aspect is an important part of squeezing longevity out of your garage door. Garage door maintenance helps maintain the suggested lifespan and will keep your door working in a reliable function. Summer is a great time to think about some of the basic garage door maintenance tasks that you should do and many of these are tips that you can take advantage of yourself, without having to bring a professional in (unless there are deeper issues you discover).
Take a look at all of your garage door hardware and see if there’s any noticeable wear and tear. It’s one of the easiest garage door maintenance procedures and only requires you to take a look over any visible parts to see if there are loose hinges, misaligned tracks, or missing bolts. Tighten any visible bolts and replace any missing ones. This is the first defense in keeping your garage door opening and closing smoothly.
Another easy garage door maintenance task you can take care of during the summer? Lubricating your hardware. This keeps unwanted loud noises out of the equation so your door will open and close smoothly without interruption. Use a 3-in-1 type of oil.
Wash Your Door
You can make your garage door look a lot nicer during these warm summer months when everyone’s out and about just by giving it a quick, simple cleaning. Washing your door to remove dirt and grease that has built up over time will make it look much better. All you need is water and whatever mild household detergent you already have around. A hose and brush can make this a very simple job.
New Paint Application
After you wash your garage door, you may notice that it isn’t quite as vibrant as it once was. That’s nothing a new coat of paint can’t fix. You can opt for the same color you already have to give it a more lively look, or even pick a new and unique color if you’re looking for ways to change up your whole look. Find something that no one else in the neighborhood has and you’ll stand out.
Test Your Door
Before you wrap up your garage door maintenance for the summer, take the time time to test your door. Open and close it a few times in a row and keep both eyes and ears open for any signs that something may be off.
Let First Choice Garage Doors Find The Right Door For You
Since 2004, First Choice Garage Doors has been providing quality service in Maryland, Delaware, Northern Virginia, and Pennsylvania. We offer services like garage door installation and replacement, as well as maintenance and repair. We specialize in the repair and maintenance of garage doors and their accessories. Here at First Choice Garage Doors, we work with top manufacturers in the industry, including Amar Entrematic, Clopay, Wayne Dalton, and Artisan.