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7 Ways to Maintain Your Wooden Garage Door

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  • 07 Oct 2016
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Neighborhood Garage Door Service of Charlotte, North Carolina has served the “Queen City” with pride for more than 20 years. We handle installations, repairs and routine maintenance with ease. Our technicians are certified, quick and friendly.

Our company is able to work on any door, regardless of the type, make or model. We try to educate our valued customers on tips and techniques to maintain their doors. For example, wooden doors are quite beautiful but they need a little upkeep.

7 Ways to Maintain Your Wooden Garage Door

While wooden doors are popular and look great, they tend to need additional work. The effort will be worth it so don’t let it deter you from buying a home with a wooden door or installing a new one yourself. The goal should be to perform yearly maintenance on your door. Be sure consider these seven ways to maintain your wooden garage door.

Check for Rot


A wooden door’s number one issue is often rot. The longer areas of your door stay moist the more likely bacteria will grow and eat away at the wood.

Check the following areas:

  •        The bottom of your door
  •        The door’s trim work

Begin by pushing a screwdriver in and around those areas. If it goes through your door, then contact a professional so that repairs can be made.

Pest Control

Keep a look out for pests.   You want to have control over pests because termites, boring beetles and even slugs can damage your door. At the first sign of these types of insects, you should call a pest control company got service.  This will help protect your door from any future damage.

Get Rid of Old Peeling Paint

Wooden door finishes are quite diverse. The better the quality, the less chipping and peeling your door will have; however, eventually all doors will have this problem.

If your door has paint on it, then be sure to use a paint scraper to get rid of the chipped paint. Smooth out any uneven spots and fill holes with putty to give a more finished look.

Fresh Coat of Finish

Wooden doors need a new coat of finish in order to stay looking their best. Whether your door is painted, polyurethaned or water sealed, it will need some upkeep. After you make any necessary repairs, then apply a fresh coat of finish to your door and let it dry.

Inspect Your Hardware

troubleshoot different garage door parts including hinges

After you refinish your door, open it up and listen for any unusual sounds. If you hear scratching and squawking noises then you need to look into what is causing the issue. Our company would be happy to help if you decide you need a professional.

Also, be sure to tighten the screws, check your rollers and even lubricate your springs if it’s time a gain.

Check Your Seals

Don’t forget to examine your seals. Shut your garage door and take a look to see if you have light coming in close to the seals. If you see anything, then your seals are worn out and need replacing. If the bottom of your door is missing a weather strip, then you’ll want to have that added.

Your garage door is one of the most noticeable parts of your home. If you will keep your wooden door in great condition, then your house will have a more attractive look.

Neighborhood Garage Door Services of Charlotte, NC is available to help with any maintenance needs that may come up.  We can provide advice or come and do a repair. Either way, don’t hesitate to call us for help or with any questions.

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We just bought a home and this company was so understanding as I had to change the appointment time a few times. Then the tech came out and was so kind and helpful. I could not have asked for a better experience and will suggest them to anyone who needs work done on their garage door!
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My garage door broke on a Saturday night as I was getting ready to leave for a holiday party. Kelvin was here within 30 minutes. He reviewed everything with me that was happening with my door. He gave me the estimates of what was immediately needed to be done in order for my door to raise and then what I will need to have done very soon. I could see all the problems he pointed out to me and I decided to have everything done. He completed everything that night. I was very satisfied with Kelvin’s professionalism and the work he did. Thank you again.
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