Five Ways To Care For Your Garage Roller Doors

Five Ways To Care For Your Garage Roller Doors

Roller doors are made from sturdy and durable materials. However, like other things in the home, roller doors require maintenance to function well. We have come up with five easy and effective ways to care for your doors.

Find out what they are below. 

Rinse your Garage Door First

Before applying any cleaning agent, give your door a cold water rinse with a hose or bucket of water. This will prevent abrasions during the cleaning process.

Regularly Clean your Roller Doors

The frequency in which you clean your roller doors will depend on your location. If you live in humid regions, you should clean your doors more than those living in areas with constant rainfall. Don’t let dirt or grime build up. If this happens, it can harden over time and become difficult to remove.

If you want to give your door a good clean, you must use warm soapy water and a sponge. Non-abrasive cleaners are the best choice as they are effective in removing dirt and won’t damage your door.

Rinse After Cleaning

It’s vital to rinse the excess detergent off your roller doors. A hose or bucket of water is adequate to get this job done. Ensure all leftover detergent comes off.

Clean Both Sides

Although only one side of your garage roller door will be exposed to the elements, it’s important to clean both the interior and exterior parts of your door. However, you must avoid cleaning the door motor. Soaking your door motor with water could cause malfunctioning and loss of warranty.

Read the Manufacturer’s Guide

Roller doors and their parts may require specific cleaning products or methods. You can find this information in the manufacturer’s guide. So, before cleaning your door, it’s a good idea to read the manufacturer’s instructions.

Signs That you Need Professional Repair

Roller doors usually last for a long time if you take care of them. However, here are a few signs that it’s time to replace your door.

Signs of Wear and Tear

If you have an old garage roller door showing signs of wear and tear, it may be time to get a new one. A modern roller door will serve you well in terms of security, aesthetics, and energy efficiency.

Broken Parts

When parts of your door fall apart and begin to compromise your safety and security, you should consider replacing them. An expert can advise if it can be fixed or needs to be replaced.

Noisy Roller Doors

When your door becomes too noisy or cannot dampen noise from outside, it may be a sign that your door is not functioning at its best.

Irregular Operation

If you begin to notice a change in its day-to-day operation, for instance, if it opens or closes too slowly. If there’s a change in the speed of operation, it may be unsafe to continue use.