Alternative to Cedar Garage Doors

An alternative to wood garage doors is a metal cherry wood door.  This new steel door by Windsor is economical and requires less maintenance than a wooden counterpart.  These doors are lighter than a wood door which makes it easier on your garage door opener.

The painted wood grain gives it an authentic look.  The baked on wood grain paint job is maintenance free.  There are two shades of this steel wood collection.  Both colors look really nice.  The cherry wood color has a reddish tint.   The oak wood color has more of a yellowish tint.  The door pictured is cherry wood.  This customer also added windows with Somerton Ranch design inserts.

You do have to be careful when ordering.  This type of door doesn’t go with every style home.  You really need to see these doors in person before ordering.  Have the company you are planning on buying from bring a large sample to your home.  This will give you an idea of what it will look like.

Garage Door Tips

Here are some tips to ensure your garage door operates smoothly.

1. Inspect the tracks to make sure there isn’t any debris to catch up in the rollers.

2. Lubricate all moving parts, such as hinges and the roller stems every six months.  It’s not necessary to lubricate the tracks.

3. Check cables for any sign of fraying, kinks or damages strands.

4. If your garage door opens but won’t close and you have an opener, check the sensors.  Make sure they are aligned and aren’t tilted.  Use a Q-tip to clean the sensors of dust, dirt and cobwebs.  Check the wires to make sure they are still connected and haven’t been chewed by a pet.

5. Don’t lean brooms or other items with handles against the tracks.  If one falls into the track, it can prevent the door from closing properly and cause the cable to come off.

6. Be careful with garage doors that have inside sliding locks.  You can damage your door and opener if you open the door with it locked.

We hope these tips keep your garage door up and running.  If your door is having issues like the one in the picture above, give us a call.  Our estimates are always free.