3 Ways To Get Your Garage Doors Ready For The Summer
Visual check and inspection of moving parts
If left unattended, debris from the garden, or dust and dirt from vehicles or garden equipment can become trapped in the shutters of your garage door. Accidental bumps can occur from drivers turning or reversing, or by family members trying to cram too many items inside your garage space.
Clean down the front and back of the doors with a soft bristle brush to remove any contaminants. Check for any damage and if you find a problem, contact the specialists in garage door repairs in Adelaide to get this fixed. Garage doors act as an additional measure of security for the home, so making sure they are in good repair before you leave for the summer vacation is a must.
Look at the moving parts including checking any manual release handle, springs, door’s cylinder and operation hardware as well as the door panels and safety release features. Check for any signs of wear and tear or rust and get these attended to if there is a problem.
Clean and protect
Once you have checked and swept down any cobwebs or dirt, then you should give the doors a good scrub with hot soapy water. Rinse off dirty suds and make sure that you do this both on the inside as well as the outside of the door. Once dry, you can add additional protection by using a sealant such as car wax, which will not damage any paintwork or surface and contaminants will slide off the door. If there have been some scratches or you want to freshen up the look of the garage, then you can sand down and using a zinc primer, give them a coat of paint.
Oil moving parts
Like any other type of machinery to keep in good condition, it needs to be lubricated. Moisture and cold can affect the efficiency of the roller door, so keep moving parts oiled. Once you have checked the moving parts for signs of any obvious damage, it is time to apply some oil to keep the doors in top condition. If you are not sure what sort of oil is best, then speak to your local specialist in garage roller doors for the correct grade and type. Then make sure you lubricate the pulley, chains, tracks and roller parts that help to keep the doors fully functioning.
Get your garage doors summer ready and looking good while keeping down the cost of repairs. If you’re looking for a custom, premium, or industrial garage door in South Australia, get in touch with the team at AllStyle Garage Doors today. With over 45 years’ experience in the region, they’ve become one of the most trusted local names.