How to Care for Your New Garage Doors?

Helpful hints and tips on caring for your Garage Doors…

Happy New Year from everyone here at NDC garage doors!  With the dawn of a new year often comes resolutions – be those health related, wellbeing or home related.  Why not add a new one to your list this year – keeping your garage door well maintained?

Garage doors are made to be incredibly durable and secure these days, along with being relatively maintenance free.  That said, it comes as no surprise that some regular maintenance can add years to the life of your garage door, avoiding upsets in the future.  Here are some ways you can add caring for your door into your household cleaning routine.

  • TIP 1

    For everyday cleaning, simply use a soft cloth with warm water and a little washing up liquid.

  • TIP 2

    Take care not to use any abrasive or solvent cleaning products, as these might leave scratches on your door.

  • TIP 3

    Try to keep the door free from any caustic or acidic substances. Bird droppings are a particular problem, as they are highly acidic.

  • TIP 4

    Every six months or so, take a look at your door to check for obvious wear and tear. Check that all moving parts are in good condition and get any damaged parts replaced.

  • TIP 5

    Every six months or so lubricate the moving parts of your garage door with a silicone based lubricate, such as 3 in 1 oil or likewise

Your regular maintenance can save a lot of money in the long run, preventing small repair jobs from turning into much larger issues.  Of course, if you see any parts of your garage door which you think might need replacing or repairing, get in touch with our friendly team who can advise you on the best action you can take.  You can get in touch by phone on 01276 451555 or email