We at Cardale want all of the doors that we manufacture for our clients to last for a long time. However, we do realise that the quality of our doors alone does not guarantee longevity, and as such, a level of maintenance is required to be carried out by homeowners.
With the information below, you will have a better idea of how to look after your new garage doors correctly to make sure that it proves to be a lasting investment.

What You Need to Do

To ensure that your door lasts for the warranty period and continues to function without issue, there are some steps that you’ll need to take regarding maintenance. Fortunately, the vast majority of our doors do not require a lot of maintenance work, although there are some key areas that you’ll have to pay attention to. For example, you must look after the body of the door, the gears, and any accessories. It is also important that only genuine replacement parts and accessories are used.
Clients Continue to Choose Us Because We Offer:
  • High-Quality Doors
  • Lasting Customer Care
  • Proven Expertise
  • A Versatile Product Range

Maintenance

The more that your garage door is used, the more likely it is that certain mechanical parts are going to wear out. Such a decline will result in your door becoming less efficient and could also lead to the door being less safe to use. To prevent such deterioration from happening, it is important that you follow some of the steps outlined below:
  • Check your door every six months and arrange for any necessary replacements to be fitted.
  • Lubricate operating gear components regularly.
  • Oil all pivot points on your door at least once a year.
  • Keep running tracks clean (if applicable).
  • If required, have the springs replaced by an experienced door fitter.
  • Do NOT oil the lock cylinder. Instead, lubricate with graphite dust if it is sticking.
  • Check the cable on a canopy door every six months and replace it if any wear is detected.
  • Have all damage to the door panel or gear fixed immediately before further use.
  • Have your roller doors serviced every year to ensure that components are operating correctly.
If you have any further queries about these maintenance measures, then it is recommended that you reach out to a member of our team or to an experienced door installer.

Cleaning and General Care

As well as the more intense maintenance work, it is important to have your doors cleaned every so often and to take good care of your new garage entrance in general. The tips below will help you to keep your new garage door in top condition as well as retain its aesthetic appeal:
  • Every three months or so, clean the door panel using warm water and a soft sponge.
  • Coastal property owners must clean doors weekly to avoid sea air corrosion (Steel doors).
  • Never use detergent, caustic, solvent, or abrasive based cleaners as they may cause damage.
  • Reduce the contact the door has with caustic or acidic substances that can be damaging.
Thanks to the low-maintenance nature of our garage doors, you’ll find that cleaning is far less of a hassle than you might expect.
Contact Us
If you’d like further advice on cleaning or maintaining your new garage door, be sure to contact us at Cardale today! Our staff are always willing to help, so call us now on 0800 559 3552 or email your queries to customerservice@cardale.co.uk or fill out our online contact form.