Whether you already own a nice beautiful home or are building a new one, your garage doors are an important piece. 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 do you take care of them so they stand the test of time!
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 effects 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 your self handyman.
Insulation on wooden doors is also important. If you are storing cars, tools, and equipment while living in a climate that changes, you don’t want any outdoor elements getting into your garage. Also may 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 elements. Having a weather sealant at the bottom of the door can also help with this.
If you are going to spend the time or money to build and maintain a nice traditional home, then taking care of your wooden doors is important. They are the portal to and from your home and should be taken care of well. If you keep your garage doors in peak condition, it will also increase the resell value of your home, as well as its curb appeal. In this day and age, selling a home quickly is rare, so do all you can and follow the few simple steps above and those beautiful wooden doors should take care of you for a long time to come.
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