Have you included the garage door maintenance in your to do list? If not, it is required that you consider it as early as possible. You know how expensive it proved to be when it you got it installed. Being probably the largest moving part in your home, it may have certainly cost you higher than any other doors. No doubt that it has been designed and created in such a way that it will last long. But you cannot expect it to properly function for long without taking care of its overall maintenance. Carrying out periodic maintenance will not only make the wooden garage doors functioning in a desirable, but at the same time, you will not have to spend huge amounts on their repair or replacement.
The exterior of the door is the most exposed part. The sunlight, wind, dirt, and the contaminants affect the exterior more than the interior. This proves to be quite detrimental to the wooden garage doors. Regular cleaning is required. The dust or dirt will gradually start affecting the door if it is not cleaned regularly. Again, if the sealant appears to be missing, it should be re-applied. Sealant prevents water, moisture, and microorganisms etc from affecting the door. The latches, tracks, hinges, and rollers etc should be cleaned on a periodic basis and the lubricant also should be applied for keeping the doors in perfect condition.
What is refurbishing timber?
As and when required, it is essential to carry out the task of refurbishing timber. For instance, if the cracks on timber are treated timely, the microorganisms may start breeding when the timber absorbs moisture. Corrosion also should be treated as early as possible, else, it the damage would spread to other areas of the timber. The termite, mildew, mold, and rot etc need to be tackled as early as possible. This may consume some of your time and energy, but this would prove to be worthwhile as the lifespan of the timber increases.