A wooden garage door can really make a statement for your home. It can add security and curb appeal, both aspects that can increase the value of your Houston area home. Yet, wooden garage doors need to be cared for and maintain. Otherwise, it can lead to costly repairs and serious safety concerns, including rotting of the wood. trapping your vehicle inside the garage or having the door come down on top of you or your vehicle. Here are some tips for wooden garage door maintenance.
Refinishing or Resealing Your Wooden Garage Door.
Houston area weather can be brutal to wood. Between heat and humidity, it can damage or even rot outdoor wood. Your wooden garage door can even soak up a lot of that humidity, making the door weigh more. Wooden doors on their own can weigh more than 800lbs. The extra weight added by humidity and moisture can damage your garage door springs, making the door unsafe to use. Your best protection against this happening is to refinish or reseal your wooden garage door. In this Houston weather, we recommend resealing annually.
A penetrating oil-based wood stain is usually the best for constantly moving garage doors because they are durable and won’t peel or crack the way a film finish would when exposed to frequent movement.
To apply the finish, you’ll want to start by cleaning the door thoroughly to remove any grime or debris and letting it dry completely. You can use a brush, roller or air-sprayer to apply the wood finish. Use the brush or…