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Top tips to maintain and clean your garage door


Garage doors are a big investment for many property owners, therefore it is important that Bradford homeowners maintain them properly to ensure that they are long lasting. Maintaining a garage door is a simple task, but it is often overlooked by many homeowners who tend to spend more time fettling in the home than on the garage door.

At any of our garage door installs, we recommend to all our Bradford customers that they carry out these simple maintenance tips to ensure that they experience no issues with their new garage door for years to come.  

Here’s our top tips for maintaining and cleaning your Bradford garage door:

Wooden and timber garage doors

To clean these types of garage doors, use mild soap with warm water, scrubbing both sides of the door with a non-abrasive cloth to avoid any damage. Next, hose the door down on a low setting to avoid damaging the paint or wood. If your garage door is automatic, make sure you clean and check the rollers and their tracks to keep it clear from debris.

Regularly inspect your garage door, ensure the wood is regularly treated and fill up any splits following the clean.

Metal garage doors

For these types of garage doors, dirt can really stay on the doors if not regularly cleaned, but it can be sorted with 2 or 3 cleans a year. To do this get a mild detergent from your local DIY store and wipe the garage door. Wipe with a soft cloth or sponge and rinse off with a hose. Again, make sure you clear all automatic garage door rollers of debris. These doors will need lubricating a little more than wooden framed doors, so make sure you check this regularly to avoid any issues down the line.

For more information on any of our wooden, timber or metal garage doors, automatic or manual, give the Bradford Garage Doors team a call on 01274 352 303.

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