Caring for Your Wooden Garage Door


Wooden garage doors can help to create a rustic feel in your yard. However, wooden garage doors can be affected by problems which do not affect modern metal garage doors. Below is a guide to these problems and the steps you can take to remedy them.

Cracks and Fading

The Australian summers can be extremely hot. The long hours of sunshine are great for your tan, but they are not so good for your wooden garage door. The intense UV rays can cause a wooden garage door to dry out and crack. Large cracks can cause panels of your garage door to weaken and fail. The UV rays can also bleach the wood, leaving it looking fading and worn out. Thankfully, it is quite easy to combat these problems. You should fill the cracks with epoxy resin and then apply a new coat of varnish to the door to restore the colour to any sun bleached areas. Once this is complete, you should apply a layer of UV protective wood preservative which will help to prevent any further problems. If you do not feel confident carrying out this work yourself, you should call in a contractor who will be able to complete the work for you.

Wood Rot

Your garage door is exposed to the elements. During periods of heavy rainwater may penetrate the surface of the wood. The moisture can cause the wood to begin to rot. When this occurs, the structural integrity of your garage door. Furthermore, the moisture may cause the wood to expand, which means that your garage door may not open or close as it should. The best way to combat rot is to carry out regular inspections of your wooden garage door. If you see any areas where fungi have begun to grow, which are discoloured or which feel soft and spongy, you need to take action straight right away. Start by sanding the rotten area to remove the deadwood. You should then reapply a wood sealant to the entire garage door to protect the wood from further rotting. If the rot is extensive, you may have no option but to call a garage door service company so the door can be replaced.

If you would like to find out more about how you can repair and restore your wooden garage door, you should contact a garage door service today for further help and advice.


16 October 2017

Opening and Closing Garage Doors

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