Maintaining your garage door


At York Garage Doors, we believe that the maintenance of your garage door is equally as important as making sure it work properly when you need it, and often these go hand in hand.

Below, our team of experienced and professional engineers look at some of the best tips to clean the door, inspect it and carry out other regular maintenance checks.

How to clean it properly

Cleaning the garage door might feel like a laborious and silly task as inevitably it will get dirty again. However effective cleaning I proven to increase the longevity of the doors finish and can prevent breakages by dirt clogging up the door occurring. Some top tips are below:

  • Use warm water and a soft sponge or cloth to clean the door and add any a cup of detergent to 5 gallons of warm water.
  • For timber doors, only use a dry soft cloth to get off any initial dirt marks. These are much more difficult to clean and need to be done more times a year.
  • Don’t forget to clean the inside of the garage door too, removing any cobwebs.

Inspect that door

You should check your garage door every three month and look at the torsion springs and extension springs for any noticeable changes. If you are unsure or think something might have changed call a professional. Taking a picture each time is a good way to compare.

When inspecting the door, if it is automatic, make sure all safety features work and that it reverses properly should the path line be obstructed.

For more information on a wide range of different methods to maintain and check your door, please do not hesitate to contact one of our team today by calling 01904 275 182. As a successful garage door company we are more than happy to help.

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