Cleaning of Your Garage Door

Just like the rest of the outside of your home, your garage door faces the elements, from sun to dirt brought on from high winds and especially here in Houston, rain.  That means like the rest of the outside of your home, your garage door needs to be cleaned and cared for to make sure you get the maximum use of the garage door. Here is how to go about cleaning your garage door.

Why is Cleaning Your Garage Door So Important?

First, we wanted to go into why cleaning your garage door even matters. That is aside from that you want your home to look good and have that curb appeal. The reason is simple because if you don’t it can cost you in repairs and even needing a new door sooner. Dust and dirt can work their way into the tracks, causing the door not to lift properly. If there are exposed metal parts, such as hinges or scratches on the door and the door is made from metal, those parts can rust if not wiped off. Rusty hinges can break and damage your garage door. So it really is imperative that you regularly clean your garage door.

When Should You Clean Your Door?

Usually, you should clean your garage door at least twice a year. Here in the Houston area, your garage door may need to be cleaned more than that due to all the different types of weather we have here. This also goes for homes closer to the coast, as salt in the air can cause rust and eat paint faster.

Cleaning the Garage Door

To get started, all you really need to get started is a bucket of water, a garden hose, soap, and soft cloth. Mix the soap and water together in the bucket. Rinse the garage door with the water hose then start scrubbing the door with soapy water. You do not want to scrub hard though, as that can damage the garage door paint. Use the garden hose to rinse off the soap. If your garage door also has windows, just clean them like you would any of your other outdoor windows on your home.

We do want to stress that we do not recommend using a power washer, as that can damage the paint. You will want to wipe off the water with a dry cloth, so exposed metal such as the hinges will not rust. If you have a wooden garage door, if you have not put a sealant on your door, now may be a good time to do so.

Spectrum Overhead Doors is a local, family-owned business proudly serving the Houston community. If you have any questions about garage doors in Houston, need a garage door tune-up or repairs, don’t hesitate to get in touch with us through our website, or call 281-748-9542 or 713-557-3407 if you live in the eastern parts of Houston.

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TRAVIS

TRAVIS

Owner

Travis grew up in the Northwest, enjoying fishing with his dad and playing sports with his brother and neighborhood friends. He has enjoyed singing, writing songs, and playing the trumpet for his local church. In high school he excelled at playing…                                            [Repair Techs Contd]

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CORY

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Cory is a Houston native. He is the service manager at Spectrum Overhead Door, and is well known to be a team player. No doubt, he learned some of his great qualities growing up playing soccer, football, and running track. Back then he was known as “Sticks”…                    [Repair Techs Contd]

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CECE

Parts and Dispatching

Cece has lived in Houston all her life. She has great memories spending time with her father fishing for bass, perch, and catfish. When she was younger she enjoyed competing on a dance team and playing volleyball. Like many of us, Cece was excited to get her…                                       [Repair Techs Contd]

DAVID

DAVID

Field Technician

David was born and raised in the Houston area. He enjoyed playing football in high school playing both wide receiver and defensive end. His work experience includes laying tile, general construction, and working at an automotive repair shop. He has…                                      [Repair Techs Contd]

DANIEL

DANIEL

Field Technician

Daniel is both a war veteran and a veteran in the garage door industry. He served his country well, and for many years. He loves chatting with others and will always slip in interesting stories of his past experiences. Daniel is well liked by customers and co-workers…                   [Repair Techs Contd]

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