But you should remember that although Colorbond garage doors are particularly designed and inquired to stand harsh Australian climate and weather conditions, special maintenance is obligatory to keep them in shape.
This will also keep its aesthetic features as well as its effectiveness.
There are some tips for you to undertake in maintaining your Colorbond garage door.
The «Dos» to follow:
Wash the cover surfaces regularly
As a rule, the exterior surface of the door that is usually exposed to rainwater does not need to be washed very often. However, the interior door surface is not exposed to rainwater and will need to be washed at least every 6 months.
Remove patches of dirt carefully
If hosing down your doors there’s still some dirt or grime left, carefully take it away with some soft detergent and a sponge. Afterwards, wash off with water until the dirt disappears completely.
Create a routine
Although, we all understand that cleaning and washing garage doors are quite wearing task, creating a habit out of doing it repeatedly becomes a routine and then won’t be much trouble any more.
Check the manufacturer’s instructions
Certain Colorbond garage doors have their unique components and require particular maintenance methods. That’s why it will be better to study them carefully before proceeding for you not to have any problems afterwards.
The «Don’ts» to avoid:
Apart from knowing the things to do, you should know the things to avoid as well, as these things can actually lead to some problems later on.
Don’t forget to rinse the doors with water first
Before using any cleaners for washing your garage door, clean it with water first to avert paint coating wiping or deletion.
Don’t ignore the spot test
Before applying some detergent or cleaner, use it in a small amount in the edge part of the door first and leave it for a minute for you to see if there are any bad reactions. And remember to rub it gently not to cause damage.
Don’t choose just any detergent
You should remember that there are special compounds for Colorbond garage doors. For not to get frustrating results, you should always be sure that you’re applying the proper solution.
Don’t use an abrasive scourer
Using rough or steel scourers can cause harm. To ensure you won’t damage your door paint, utilize mild cloths or sponges.