Whether you already own a nice beautiful home or are building a new one, an important piece are your garage doors Alpharetta GA. While they are noticeable to the eye and you want them to look nice, being functional is also extremely important. There are a few different options for the type of door you can go with, but the most appealing and functional are nice wooden doors. If you’ve made your decision to go with wood, the next step is, like anything else in or on your home, how you take care of them so they stand the test of time!
Preserve Their Beauty for Years to Come
First of all, you never have to worry about choosing a style of wooden garage doors and being stuck with it. They are flexible and easy to stain or paint should your mind change or you are looking to change the style of your home. Make sure if you do choose to paint or stain to keep up with it every year to keep your garage doors looking fresh and free from peeling.
On to Mechanical!
You are going to want to check on all of the moving parts of your doors at least one per year. Rollers, hinges, and springs are all vital moving parts to making sure your doors run efficiently. If you find something mechanical that isn’t working properly it’s best to replace that one piece immediately before it affects something else.
Keeping a can of WD-40 handy or any other off the shelf lubricant is a good idea to make sure all of these pieces run smoothly all year long.
Wooden doors tend to be built from a large single piece of wood. After a few years if you notice any type of sag or bend in the middle, don’t fret, you do not have to replace the entire thing. A simple metal support rod can keep you wooden garage door going strong for a long time to come.
An up and over wooden door may get stiff over time and become difficult to lift. This one may have to do with the spring tension and may be a little much for your average do-it-yourself handyman.
Insulation on wooden doors is also important. If you are storing cars, tools, and equipment while living in a climate that changes temperatures considerably between seasons, you don’t want any outdoor elements getting into your garage. Also, many homes may have a family room or even an in-law apartment above the garage. Make sure to caulk any cracks or gaps to keep either the heat or cool air in, and your belongings safe from the weather elements. Having a weather sealant at the bottom of the door can also help with this.
Before You Spend Any Money!
Check if your have a warranty on your garage doors! You might be eligible for a free repair! If you can’t find your warranty, call the garage doors vendor and find out about their policy and the length of their warranty for wooden garage doors. At All Four Seasons Garage Doors, we offer an extensive warranty on ALL of our garage doors, ON TOP of the manufacturer warranty. What’s the point, you ask? Well, are you going to wait for the manufacturer to send you a technician or solve your problem if they are located in another state? Or would you rather have someone local who can be there in no time and provide a quality repair service? I bet the latter!
If you are going to spend the time or money to build and maintain a nice traditional home, then it is important to take care of your wooden garage doors Alpharetta GA. They are the portal to and from your home and should be taken care of well. Follow the few simple steps above and those beautiful wooden doors should take care of you for a long time to come.
For more information on our wide range of high-quality brands for the best garage doors Alpharetta GA, call All Four Seasons Garage Doors today at 678-981-8454 for a FREE In-Home Design Consultation!