Fiberglass Garage Doors: Maintenance and Cleaning

Keeping your fiberglass garage doors clean and maintained will not only make them work better, but it will also extend the life of the doors.

Caring for Fiberglass Garage Doors

Keeping up on the maintenance of your garage doors is key. Small problems that are overlooked today can become larger problems tomorrow. Regularly check your garage doors to make sure that they are opening and closing properly. If you notice that the wheels are sticking, spray with a graphite spray to keep them rolling smoothly. Inspect all screws and hinges to make sure that they are all in place and tight.

Maintaining your fiberglass doors also means making sure that there is no water spilling down on, or puddling around, the doors. Water can warp and damage fiberglass garage doors, so make sure that your eaves trough is in working order. Also, direct any water away from your garage floor.

Cleaning Your Fiberglass Garage Doors

Cleaning your garage doors will also go a long way to maintaining them. Cleaning out any dirt or grime from the track on the doors will mean that it opens and closes properly and won’t be damaged.

As for cleaning the actual door, the best thing is a solution of vinegar and water. This will cut through any dirt or grease on the door and you wont't have to worry about using a chemical cleaning in your garage if it isn’t well ventilated.