How to Care for a Wood Garage Door in the Pacific Northwest

How to Care for a Wood Garage Door in the Pacific Northwest

Wood makes up some of the most attractive garage doors. The natural finish of the material contrasts beautifully with any style of home, and your curb appeal will soar if you add wooden garage doors to your house.

When you purchase wood doors, you also commit to keeping them in good condition. It frequently rains in the Pacific Northwest, and if you don’t protect your wooden garage doors, they can be exposed to moisture that causes severe damage. Learn how to treat your wooden garage doors so that they remain in good condition in this unique climate.

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Replacing Individual Panels on Your Garage

Damage to your residential garage door can happen in an instant. You may start pulling out of your garage before the door has finished opening, or a child could accidentally throw a baseball into the door, denting a panel. If the damage is minimal, you may consider letting the panel remain damaged without doing anything. Unfortunately, the damage is likely to worsen with time, and a small problem could turn into a big one before you know it.

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A Guide to Smart Garage Tech

You’re at the airport and just about to take off when you realize you forgot to close your garage door. All the security cameras, automated front door locks and interior light timers in the world won’t protect your home if your garage door is open — but what can you do? The good news is that smart garage tech will ride to your rescue, giving you more control over your home’s security than ever before.

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How to Fix a Garage Door When It Becomes Detached

Chances are, your garage door is one of the mechanical objects in your home whose smooth operation you take for granted. But when your garage door rollers detach from the track, repairing the problem should become a top priority. Some fixes are easy do-it-yourself projects, while others require help from a professional. Here are the most common reasons that garage doors detach from the tracks, how to fix the problem and what you can do to prevent it from happening again.

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The Importance of Lubricating Garage Door Parts

Make a list of the important moving parts in your home, and you may not think to include your garage door. But chances are, your garage door is the biggest moving part in your home — and also one of the most important. Although these doors don’t require a ton of maintenance, they do require basic upkeep, and that upkeep includes lubricating their moving parts.

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