Garage Doors and Maintenance: Keep Your Door in Great Shape

When I bought my first home, I knew I was going to have to start maintaining different parts of the home to keep everything functioning properly. However, what I did not realize was that the garage door was one of these things. I decided to create this website because I had no idea how much maintenance a garage door needed and what types of maintenance. If you aren't cleaning your garage door tracks, checking for loose screws or oiling the tracks on a bi-monthly basis, I hope my website teaches you how to do this maintenance and the importance of performing it.

There Is Hope For Resurrecting That Old Garage Door Of Yours


Has your garage become a cluttered and messy area of your home that you no longer use? Some property owners stop using their garages as a result of the doors becoming broken.

There are also some property owners who have garage doors that are outdated. These doors may not have the features of modern doors, and some people are not in a financial position to replace their garage doors with cosmetic or mechanical issues. These people should consider other innovative approaches to getting their garage doors looking and working great. 

Painting and Applying Finishes 

Changing the color of your garage doors are one way to make them more appealing. Some people choose to go with solid colors that match the trim of their homes. Standard white doors can make homes look more dated. This is due to newer model doors being available in a variety of colors. Repainting your doors can give them "facelift" and make your home appear more modern.

It is also possible that your garage door and your home do not blend well. For example, your home may be a neutral color, but you may have a garage door that is a warm color. By choosing to change the colors so that your home and garage door match, you can create a more harmonious look. Some people may associate wood stained garage doors with being expensive. Today, people can get the appearance of wood stained garage doors for a fraction of the cost by opting for faux wood finishes. 


Perhaps your garage doors do not have windows. Installing windows on existing garage doors can prove cumbersome if the doors were not initially designed for windows.

You can have plastic resin windows installed on the exterior of your doors to create curb appeal. These are not actual windows, which means you won't be able to peer outside them, but they are ideal for cosmetic purposes. The plastic frames with plastic panes are merely attached to the exterior of doors. You may also be a person who already has doors with windows, but the windows may appear outdated due to window inserts. You can simply request to have the inserts removed to give your garage doors a quick transformation. 

Repairs and Maintenance

At some point your garage doors will need to be repaired, or you may need to have maintenance services performed on them. A professional garage door repair company like AAA Garage Door, Inc. is the best resource to use for your needs. You can also rely on these professionals to inspect your doors, and determine whether some upgrades such as remote operation for manual doors could help with appearance and functionality. 


29 January 2015