Have you cleaned your garage door lately? No, not your garage. We’re talking about the actual garage door and all the components that make it run smoothly. If you’re like most people, you don’t pay much attention to how clean your garage door is — and that’s a mistake. There are numerous benefits to keeping a clean garage door, including the fact that it will run better, last longer and need fewer repairs.
Here are a few benefits to keeping a clean garage door that you may not be aware of.
Your Door Will Last Longer
By regularly cleaning your garage door, you prolong its lifespan. Your door is prolonged to the elements continually. The rain, sun, dirt, and smoke of California can be hard on garage doors, no matter what they are made of. This can cause even the highest quality door to wear out faster. These elements can build up grime, which can slowly destroy your garage door overtime.
It Improves Curb Appeal
A dirty garage door that’s in disrepair not only looks bad — it makes your entire house look bad. And that’s not good for your property value. When it comes to evaluating the resale price of a home, realtors look towards curb appeal — how your home looks, especially when compared to the surrounding homes in the neighborhood. The state of your garage door plays a big role in how your home looks — probably more than you think. That’s why a new garage door has one of the highest returns on investments for all home improvements. It’s a substantial improvement you make to the appearance of your home, which can literally make your property worth more.
A New Door Avoids Rust
When garages get exposed to dirt, salt and humidity (especially like the humid summer weather we get in Roseville, California), they tend to rust faster. This compromises the appearance and integrity of the door. Want a rust free door without all out replacing it? Clean it periodically. This washes away the grime and salt that causes the rust in the first place.
A Clean Door Makes It Easier to Inspect for Repair Issues
When you regularly clean your door, you become aware of potential repair issues you might have — ideally before they become real problems. You can spot that the rollers are cracking, for instance, or that rust is beginning to take hold. You become intimately acquainted with the door so you know when something is wrong. That way you can call a professional before your garage door breaks down completely.