Steel is one of the most commonly used materials in garage doors. Steel is durable and fairly low-maintenance, but it is also true that, under the right conditions, rust will form on the steel. Allow too much of the rust to build up on your garage doors, and you can say goodbye to the smooth operation of your doors that you enjoy. To avoid this build-up on your roller doors, you can do the following things.
Invest in top-quality garage roller doors that have a protective outer layer thanks to the process of galvanisation. Shop around, and if you are unsure of what to look for, then talk to an expert about helping you find such doors. It may cost you a little more up-front, but it will be well worth the investment in the long run.
Be Careful With Your Cleaning
Cleaning should always be a part of the routine care and maintenance plan for your doors. Should you use abrasive cleaners on your garage roller doors, you risk damaging the finish, which will expose your doors to the elements. The chemicals in some cleaners are quite harsh and can damage even a new finish. Your safest bet is always a mixture of water and mild detergent.
Lubricate The Moving Parts
Friction between the moving parts can wear away the protective layer that covers these parts, leaving them exposed to the elements that cause rusting. As with the cleaners, you should be careful about your choice of lubricant so that you don't end up doing more harm than good. For the best results, you can always refer back to the lubricant products approved by the roller doors manufacturer.
Protect With Paint
A coat of paint will protect your garage roller doors from direct exposure to the elements. Inspect your doors for scratches or peels on the paint, and make a point of applying a new coat if the old one is peeling away. Ensure that you cover every inch of the door. You should also go for commercial-grade paint that adheres well to the surface and has superior protective characteristics.
Rust will have an impact on the ease of operation of your roller doors, and by extension, their lifespan. Be proactive with these highlighted tips, and you can prevent rust build-up and enjoy opening and closing your doors with ease for longer. Call a professional for more information about roller doors.Share
17 September 2019
When my garage door stopped working, I didn't have the first idea of what the problem might be. I contacted a local garage door repair service and they said they would send a contractor out to examine the door. Once the contractor had taken a look, he reported that the springs within the door mechanism were broken. He then got to work repairing the problem. Within an hour or two, my garage door was operational again. The contractor explained that he thought I had been opening the door incorrectly and placing too much strain on the springs. He gave me lots of useful tips which will help to avoid this problem in the future.