Fall Garage Door Cleaning

Sep 30

Fall Garage Door Cleaning

Cleaning the garage door isn’t at the top of everyone’s to-do list, but it’s essential to do it once or twice per year for many reasons.

Properly maintaining a garage door will help prevent rust accumulation, increase the curb appeal, extend the life of the door’s protective layer, or the door’s finish.

To ensure all these issues are managed, it’s essential to know how to clean a garage door correctly. Here are a few tips on how to keep a garage door clean in the fall.

HOW TO CLEAN THE GARAGE DOOR EXTERIOR

A practical tool for cleaning the garage door exterior is a garden hose. It sounds relatively simple, but remember not to stand too close to the door because intense water pressure might damage it.

As for cleaning products, sticking to mild detergent is the best option. When the door washing is complete, make sure it is completely dry.

HOW TO CLEAN THE GARAGE DOOR INTERIOR

It should be evident that a garden hose might not be the best way to clean the garage door interior, first, because the inside of the garage door is rarely as dirty as the outside. And second, because it would get messy fast.

A soft cleaning towel or sponge, along with a mild detergent, will do the trick. If the interior is considerably dirty, washing it several times might be necessary.

HOW TO CLEAN THE POLYCARBONATE WINDOWS

Modern garage doors sometimes have shatterproof polycarbonate windows. So cleaning them is a special part of the maintenance process.

The best practice is to clean them with warm water first, then use an alcohol-based mixture with a soft cloth. To avoid spots, it’s also a good idea to wipe them down with a dry cloth at the end of cleaning.

WHY YOU SHOULDN’T PRESSURE WASH YOUR GARAGE DOOR

If you have a pressure washer, using it to clean the garage door might seem like the most efficient way. But there’s a particularly good reason why that’s a bad idea. A pressure washer will almost certainly chip the paint finish on the garage door.

This may not happen the first time it’s used, but eventually, the high-pressure water will probably cause damage. And if the garage door is made from a softer material, that outcome becomes even more likely.

TYPES OF CLEANING PRODUCTS TO AVOID

With so many different cleaning products out there,  picking which one to use could be confusing.

Cleaning products that should be avoided contain bleach, steel wool, or scud grit sponges. Safe cleaning product choices include car washing solutions, Trisodium Phosphate (TSP), and any mild dishwashing soap.

WHEN TO WAX YOUR GARAGE DOOR

After the garage door is clean inside and out, waxing might seem like an excellent way to apply extra protection.

While that’s not necessary, it might offer an extra measure of precaution, particularly if you live in coastal climates. Waxing can deter damage from the sun, salt, and moisture.

KEEPING YOUR GARAGE DOOR SPOTLESS

Homeowners know that maintaining your property involves many chores, and one of them is cleaning the garage door.

The essential details to keep in mind are to avoid using a pressure washer, harsh detergents, and abrasive sponges. Regularly cleaning your garage door will make it last longer and look better.

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