Summer garage maintenance

20/06/2017

Whilst garage doors are built to last, it is important that they are regularly checked in order to help them maintain their lifespan. There are several maintenance steps that you can take at home to ensure your garage door performs well this summer.

1. Wash your garage door

A nice and easy first task is to wash your garage door. Not only with this make it look better, it will also ensure that any dirt or dust that has collected over time is removed. It also makes carrying out a visual check much easier.

2. Perform a visual check for wear and tear

Once your door is clean carry out a visual check for any damaged or missing parts. Here, you should be looking out for any general wear and tear such as loose or broken hinges, bolts or runners.

3. Listen out

Also listen out for any unusual noise when opening or closing the garage door as this could signal a problem if it is not moving smoothly.

4. Lubricate

If your door is particularly noisy, lubricating can help to remedy this and help the door to open and close more efficiently. A 3 in 1 oil is best for this.

5. Repaint if necessary

If your visual inspection reveals any peeling paint or rust, once you have dealt with this it might be necessary for a new coat of paint. This will enhance the appearance of your door as well as offers the chance to create a new look with another colour if you desire.

York Garage Doors have been supplying garage doors in and around Yorkshire for more than 40 years. Our experienced team of technicians can help you find the perfect door for your property as well as provide advice and help with garage door maintenance. For more information about the range of services we provide please get in touch today on 01904 275 182.


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