Tips for Spring Cleaning Your Garage Doors

We all know that a spring clean doesn’t necessarily have to happen in spring. But what better time to freshen up your garage doors than this season? Bringing the perfect opportunity to clean, declutter, and refresh our homes, in particular, our garages. As the primary point for leaving your vehicles and often a storage hub for tools, seasonal decorations, and more, the garage door plays a crucial role in our daily lives, meaning it requires care and maintenance to function smoothly and look its best. 

In this blog, we’ll explore our essential tips for spring cleaning your garage doors and maintenance tasks that will ensure your garage doors are also operating safely and efficiently. Whether you’re a seasoned DIY enthusiast or new to home maintenance, these tips will help you maintain your garage doors all year round.

Preparing for Spring cleaning

Prior to cleaning your doors, it’s important to ensure you prepare and have all of the tools you need to actually clean your garage doors, regardless of the type of garage doors you have! The ideal cleaning conditions are a dry, somewhat cloudy day to prevent direct sunlight from drying the cleaning solution too quickly, which can leave streaks. 

It is also important to check that you have the appropriate cleaning supplies if this is your first time – thankfully, a lot of these are usual household items, so you won’t require any specialist products. We would recommend using:

  • A soft bristled broom/brush
  • A hose
  • A bucket or washing up bowl
  • A cloth
  • Soap or detergent

How to clean your garage doors

Now that we have outlined what tools and products you will need to be able to clean your garage doors, let’s dive into how exactly we recommend you clean both the exterior and the inside of your garage. 

Cleaning the garage door exterior

Cleaning the exterior of your garage door not only improves its appearance but also extends its lifespan by removing harmful elements. It is important to first clean all of the debris and cobwebs off with a soft bristled brush, to ensure this doesn’t get caught up in the cleaning process and scratch the door.

Once all the debris has been removed, you can start by hosing down the garage doors. Once they are wet, scrub them with a bucket of warm, soapy water and rinse the suds away to allow for efficient drying of the doors. 

Depending on the type of garage door you have, you may need to go in with an additional, final step. If you have a metal garage door, we would suggest you apply a specialist wax designed for metal garage doors to help protect and keep it in good condition.

Cleaning and organising around the garage door

Maintaining the area around your garage door is crucial for its functionality and safety. We would also recommend cleaning the interior side of your door (the same way you would the exterior), as well as the runners and areas nearby, to make sure your door is in good working order.

Here’s how we recommend keeping it tidy and organised:

  • Clean the inside with a soft bristle brush, followed by warm, soapy water, and allow it to dry.
  • Remove any items stored directly beside or hanging near the garage door. This prevents obstructions and ensures the door operates smoothly.
  • Consider installing other storage methods, including shelves or hooks, to organise tools, bicycles, and other items in the garage. Keeping the floor clear not only looks better but also reduces the risk of accidents.

Garage door repairs & replacements

Finally decided that your garage doors need a professional to check them over, or do you simply want to replace your garage doors? Let us help! We can help with repairs or provide you with new garage doors in Kent. Our expert specialists can help find the perfect door for you! We also offer optional extras, such as insulation kits, to help keep your garage damp-free.

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