5 Dos and Don'ts of Roller Door Care

Your affordable garage door is like the rest of your home. It needs a bit of care, maintenance and love to keep it looking its best. Today, Garage Door Industries will take a look at the top 5 dos and don’ts of roller door care and cleaning.

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Do Rinse Before Cleaning

If you’re planning on washing your roller door using detergents or other cleaning products, give it a good rinse off first. This will help to stop any damage or abrasions. Use a hose, or a bucket of cold water. Either one will be suitable.

Don’t Forget to Rinse

As well as rinsing before cleaning your roller door, make sure you rinse afterwards. This is just like when you wash a dish. You need to get rid of the leftover detergent!

Do Wash Your Roller Door Often

Your garage door is likely to pick up its fair share of dirt, grime and debris, so it’s important to wash it often. Where you live will impact how often you need to clean. For example, if you live in a dry and humid region, you may need to wash your insulated garage door more often.

Don’t Ignore the Dirt!

Dirt, dust grime and other debris become harder to clean the longer you leave them. This is because they build up over time and become stubborn and stuck on. A few minutes of work today could save you hours in the future.

Do Use Warm, Soapy Water

Your best bet is to use a bucket of warm water with detergent. Use a sponge as well. Try to use non-abrasive cleaners and a gentle detergent. This will ensure that your finish remains intact.

Don’t Use Abrasive Chemicals and Sponges

Abrasive chemicals and steel wool can actually cause your roller door some serious harm. To prevent scratch’s, scuffs and stains, stick with the advice given above.

Do Spot Test Before Cleaning

Before you decide to use a cleaning agent on your roller garage door, do a spot test. This means applying a small amount of the chemical first. If there’s an adverse reaction, consider using a different product. If there’s no reaction, then you’re good to go

Don’t Wash the Motor!

Always keep water away from the motor. This can cause some serious damage and lead to malfunctions.

Do Wash Both Sides

If a job is worth doing, it’s worth doing well. Give the inside the same treatment as the outside.

Don’t Forget!

Always check with your manufacturer and garage door installation company. They might have some suggestions for the best approach in Perth. For More Information If you’d like more information about garage door care, please get in touch with Garage Door Industries.

We have extensive experience spanning more than 50 years. If you’d like a new garage door, please view our range. We can come out to you for a free quote and measure . You can call us on 08 9371 1331 email the team at info@gdiwa.com.au.

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