Garage door maintenance

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Garage door maintenance and cleaning

The garage door is one of the woodwork elements that mobile members of the household often use. Sometimes the door is opened several times a day.

Lack of cleanliness, accumulation of dirt between the sections – under the side seals, in the guides, rollers, and hinges and lack of proper maintenance cause the gate to make friction, creaking, rasping or even shooting noises. To avoid such situations and to enjoy the gate in good condition for as long as possible, this element of the woodwork should be regularly and properly maintained. How to do this? We have a few suggestions.


How often should you clean and maintain the gate?

If you are in the construction phase – you can take care of your gate from the beginning, which we recommend. Of course, it should be cleaned and maintained:

  • After the installation of the gate
  • After the completion of works on the construction site

In addition:

At least twice a year and whenever you consider the gate to be contaminated after a visual inspection.


Step-by-step maintenance

Let’s get down to the practical part. We already know when the door needs to be cleaned, now it is time to do the work. We explain how to do it correctly:

  • Clean hard-to-reach areas – under the seals, between the sections. Compressed air will help you here.

Important: Avoid hard scrubbing as this can damage the surface.

  • Clean the entire door curtain – wipe with a damp cloth or rinse with a gentle stream of water and importantly do not use a high-pressure cleaner. You can also wash the door curtain with a mild detergent and a soft bristle brush.

Remember: Before cleaning, check on a small area and out of sight, so that the detergent does not react with the door.

  • After drying, treat the seals with silicone.

  • Use dry grease to lubricate the hinge pins and rollers.

Remember: Do not, under any circumstances lubricate the tracks, clean the inside of the tracks only from dust and dirt.

Maintenance products

Only products recommended by the manufacturer must be used for maintenance. In addition, carrying out the above operations before the winter period will prevent the door from freezing.

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