Wood Garage Door - Ensure Longevity of Investment

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The wood garage door looks great and blends perfectly with rich-looking and classic architectural features in your home. Their highly customizable quality is a great plus to experienced architects and builders. If you already own a first-class natural entryway, you can ensure the longevity of your investment and the preservation of the timber's beauty for years to come with proper care and maintenance.

As with any garage entry, it's important to inspect all of the moving, interconnected parts of the entire system regularly. You may want to consider this a part of your yearly maintenance check. All hardware should be free of rust and obstruction. You can use a household or machine lubricant to oil any part that typically moves with normal operation. Check hinges and springs and replace them yourself or call a professional if they are worn or not functioning properly.

Treat your natural wood garage door with a bit more care than you would a metal style when it comes to painting and staining. It is recommended that you paint it with a high quality, non-oil based paint every two to three years to maintain the life of the material.

If your entrance seems off-balance or does not close properly, it may be in your best interest to contact a repair professional who can help in diagnosing the problem. It should operate smoothly and not independently glide up and down when half-closed (it should remain stationary). Keep an eye out for rot on the timber, especially if you live in an area where rain or humidity is common.

Always ensure your entry point is properly sealed; especially in areas where the material may rub against hardware and cause the removal of paint, stain, or sealant. If your driveway collects water at the base of your parking lot entry, consider altering your drainage or the pitch of the entry to avoid having the bottom of the door sit in standing water as this can be a quick path to rot.

Natural materials can deteriorate faster than metals, so keep up with the maintenance of yours, especially if you live in an area of high wind or high rain, or extreme cold. Harsh elements can accelerate the damage done to your beautiful natural wood garage door.

Different types of trees produce timber more resistant to mildew and mold (these include Cedar and Redwood), and, although more costly, oak is considered a very strong and durable hard timber for the purpose.

Many homeowners are very satisfied with the curb-appeal of their wood garage door, and feel it's worth the investment of time and money. With regular maintenance, your natural carriage house-style entry can stay looking like new for years.

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This article was published on 2010/03/31