These days garage roller doors are, more than ever, made from hardy and durable materials. For example, many modern roller doors are constructed from colorbond steel; a material known for its excellent performance.
However, like all parts of your home, your garage door will require maintenance to keep it working at its best. In this month’s article, we would like to advise you on how to clean your roller door. So you can ensure that your garage door looks great for a long time.
Wash your garage door regularly
How often you should wash your garage door will predominantly depend on where you live, and how often you use it. Those living in dry and humid regions, for example, are encouraged to clean more often than those living in areas where rain is common like Sydney.
Don’t let the dirt build up
Things such as dirt, and grime build-ups and harden over time becoming increasingly difficult to remove. Therefore it’s wise to remove them as soon as possible. A little work now can save you a lot of time and money in future.
Rinse your garage door first
Before applying detergents to your door, give it a rinse with cold water. You can use a hose or bucket of water; either will be fine. This will help to prevent abrasions or damage during the cleaning process.
Rinse your roller garage door after cleaning
Just like when doing the dishes, it’s important to finish by rinsing off excess detergent. Simply spray your door until all the leftover cleaning product has been removed. The same like with rinsing before cleaning, use a hose or bucket of fresh water.
Wash your roller door with warm soapy water
The best way to clean your garage door is with a bucket of warm soapy water and a sponge. Non-abrasive cleaners and gentle detergents are in most cases sufficient to remove dirt and they won’t damage your door.
6. Always read the manufacturer’s instruction
Some roller doors and roller door parts may require certain cleaning methods or products. So before cleaning a new door for the first time, it is a good idea to read the manufacturer’s instructions.
7. Don’t forget to wash the back of your garage door
While only one side of your garage door will be exposed to the elements, both sides will eventually need cleaning. So don’t forget, when cleaning your roller door, clean both its interior and exterior
8. Don’t wash the garage door motor
While it may be tempting, when you’ve got the hose out, to spray the garage motor, it is highly advised not to do so. Soaking your door motor could cause failures, and loss of warranty.
We hope you found this article helpful.