Your garage door deserves the best!
How To Maintain a Wooden Garage Door

Is Your Garage Door Stuck Again In Casa Grande? Let us fix it for you today!

Give us a call now or schedule easily online!

How To Maintain a Wooden Garage Door

How To Maintain a Wooden Door | Garage Door Repair Casa Grande, AZ

A wooden garage door can greatly improve the appearance of your home, but by getting one installed you are kind of making a commitment to maintain and look after it—otherwise, it will not last as long as it can. Wood is an organic material and is prone to rot, crack, and warp. It expands and contracts, and can absorb water and swell. Therefore, it is important to apply the right treatment to the wood in order to prolong the door's lifespan.

  • Basic Maintenance Steps

    The number of extra steps required to keep your wooden door in a good condition isn't high, but every step is vital. Aside from usual basic maintenance such as lubricating moving parts and tightening nuts and bolts, wood requires stain and varnish. The surface of the door should be coated in layers of high-quality wood stain and varnish in order to preserve its natural look and add protection from the elements.  If the application of these solutions isn't performed, it will compromise the longevity of the door. Wood is not as forgiving as other materials, like aluminum, for example.
  • Identifying and Treating Rot

    Irregular or wrong maintenance can lead to the formation of rot. This problem needs to be treated as soon as possible in order to minimize the affected areas and the damages. The wood will start to change color to black, and will eventually disintegrate. When you notice any black areas on your door, sand them down to remove as much of the dead wood as you can. Treatments which are made to help restore rotten wood do exist, but sanding may be necessary even if these are applied. If the rot has made its way through a significant amount of the wood, it may be necessary to replace sections of the door or to chisel down the affected area and rebuild it with epoxy.
  • Dealing with Cracks and Fading

    Exposure to weather conditions, in dry climates in particular, and UV rays can lead to cracks and fading if the wood is not properly protected. A suitable sealer aimed at your weather and climate can mend most issues such as this, but larger cracks or more extensive fading may require sanding prior to sealing. A tinted sealer may help restore the color of your door. Protecting your door from UV rays, salt spray where applicable, and other weather conditions can be done with a sealer. If the sealer is not applied in time, other measures such as sanding may be necessary. If the damage is done and rot starts to develop, sanding, chiseling and maybe even reconstructing certain parts with epoxy can solve the issue without the need to have entire sections replaced. If these instructions are followed, your wooden door will last a lot longer. Contact our team at Garage Door Repair Casa Grande today to see how our experts can help you.

Have any questions about your door or our service? Please leave your contact information here blow and one of our experts will get back to you shortly.


With Garage Door Repair Casa Grande, your satisfaction is always guaranteed. Count on us for high quality, speed, and honesty on every job.

Let us know what you are interested in!

* $29 service call - deducted from the service

Select Date and time
Apr 19, 2024
8:00AM - 10:00AM
10:00AM - 12:00PM
12:00PM - 14:00PM
14:00PM - 16:00PM
16:00PM - 18:00PM

Please fill in your details below:

Required field

The appointment was scheduled successfully!

Thank you for choosing Garage Door Repair Casa Grande! One of our experts will be in touch soon. Feel free to browse our website for FAQ, tips and more useful information in the meantime!