Wooden Garage Door Maintenance Tips
The first garage doors relied heavily upon wood to complete their construction. Today, wood still continues to appeal to those seeking traditional styles and materials. Wood doors are available in a variety of styles and can even include windows.
On the low-cost side of the spectrum, wood doors are available in painted, flat hardboard panels. On the other side, stain-grade wood doors cost more, but offer the warmth of natural wood that can make a big difference in the curb appeal of a house. Regardless of which side of the spectrum you may choose, all wood doors need to be maintained and refinished regularly. We will share some maintenance tips below.
Stain and Varnish
You should religiously be applying layers of wood stain and wood varnish to your wood garage doors. The wood stain will preserve the natural look of the garage doors, which may have been the reason you opted for them in the first place. The wood varnish will provide a more professional finish and also leave a protective layer over the surface of the wood
Cracks and Holes
Look carefully for cracks and holes in your wood garage doors. These need to be tended to straight away because they are letting moisture weaken the wood. Chip away any cracks and smooth out rough areas, as this will preserve the structural integrity of your wood garage doors.
Spray a high quality lubricant on any hinges, tracks and rollers on the garage door. These will be the only metallic parts and if they rust it will become very difficult to open and close the wood garage doors.