Wood is beautiful, but a fading wood garage door can be disheartening. Knowing what to do to restore your wood garage door to its former beauty can help you improve your home’s curb appeal and take care of your property.
Wood can get dry, faded, and brittle. With these tips, you can restore your garage door and make it the focal point of your home once again!
Restore with Clear Coating
Some companies make a clear coating that conditions wooden garage doors. Get a clear coating that is specifically designed to help restore wooden garage doors to former beauty. Follow all manufacturer instructions. We recommend testing out the clear coating over a small space on your garage door before applying a full coat to the surface.
Refinishing your wood garage door is another way to improve its appearance. Refinishing wood allows you to change your garage door’s color, and will enhance the shine of your door if you use a shiny sealer on top of the stain.
Refinishing your wood garage door can help protect your wood from precipitation like rain and snow. Wooden garage doors need to be refinished on a regular basis because they can absorb moisture from the environment, which causes them to rot.
In other words, refinishing your wood garage door is something you’ll want to do on a regular basis anyway unless you choose to paint your door instead.
Paint Your Garage Door
Paint does the same thing as stain and sealant: it prevents moisture from penetrating the wood, which prevents it from rotting. It also covers the old color of the door so you can give it an all-new color.
You should only paint your wooden garage door if you’re sure you want to cover up the color of the wood permanently. Although paint can sometimes be removed from the wood, stripping it can be a time-consuming and expensive process.
Replace Your Garage Door
Maybe your wood garage door is more than just faded – maybe it’s also cracked, damaged or warped in some way. If this is the case, replacing your garage door may be your best option. Replacing your door can improve its appearance and eliminate any problems you might be having with its functionality.
Want a New Wood Garage Door? Call Overhead Door Company
If you’re a homeowner who would like to upgrade your old garage door to a model that’s attractive and high-value, contact Overhead Door Company of Oklahoma City to repair or replace your wood garage door. Call today to make an appointment for a consultation.