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The Benefits of Garage Door Maintenance

The Benefits of Garage Door Maintenance

Well maintained wood garage doors add a luxurious look to any property, but when neglected, they can spoil the curb appeal of your home. Fortunately, it’s possible to keep your garage doors looking like new, even after many years, especially cedar garage doors, which offer benefits over other types of wood due to their natural tannic acid (a preservative) content.

After 10 Years, a Custom Knotty Cedar Garage Door Can Still Look Spectacular

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Beautiful door we did years ago –  Knotty Incense Cedar Arched Top with Speakeasy Windows in Alamo CA.  Looks amazing even after 10+ years!

Naturally stained cedar wood garage doors are one of our most eye-catching, durable garage door styles, requiring less maintenance than competing woods.

Regularly Applying a Protective Finish Keeps Wood Doors Looking Their Best

All it takes is the routine application of a penetrating finish every few years to preserve the beauty of your wood garage doors. However, a protective coating offers more than looks. The benefits of wood garage door maintenance go beyond simply upholding the appearance of your oak, redwood, or cedar garage doors.  

Why Maintain Your Wood Garage Doors?

  • Routine maintenance extends your garage door’s lifespan

Regularly applying a protective coating to your wood garage doors guards against rain, wind, and sun-related wear, keeping it in the best shape possible so you can maximize your return-on-investment.

  • Well maintained garage doors operate more smoothly

Doors that stand up to the elements experience less warping, swelling, and other damage known to affect proper movement and garage door opener operation.

  • Penetrating protective finish reduces cleaning needs

A coating of protective finish preserves your door’s overall looks and condition, preventing the buildup of dirt and grime that can lead to mold and mildew growth penetrating and permanently discoloring the wood.

  • Beautifully maintained garage doors boost your home’s value

Garage doors make up a large portion of your home’s exterior and are among the first things people see, making them an integral facet of its curb appeal and value.

Don’t let your garage door maintenance slide. A little TLC goes a long way in extending the lifespan of beautiful wood garage doors. Contact Madden Door & Sons at 925-208-4907 to schedule garage door maintenance for your Bay Area, Walnut Creek, Alamo, Pleasanton, San Ramon, Concord, Oakland, Pittsburg, or Brentwood home today.

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Care and Maintenance of Your Wood Garage Door

Is a dull, drab garage door detracting from the curb appeal of your home? Your garage door is a central aspect of your home’s building design, making up a significant portion of the exterior. Whether your home is traditional, modern, rustic, or opulent, a beautiful wood garage door is an excellent way to accent your home’s architectural style. However, to keep your garage door looking beautiful, it will need regular care and maintenance. 

Tips for Maintaining Your Wood Garage Door

To protect the wooden garage door on your San Rafael, Pittsburg, Moraga, Fairfield, Alamo, or El Cerrito home and keep it in the best shape possible, our garage door experts recommend:

  • Clean your door regularly.
    Dirt and moisture accumulation on your wood garage door can lead to warping and deterioration. Washing down your garage door with soap, water, and a rag at least once a year can help you avoid these issues.
  • Routinely check your door for rot.
    When the weather is damp, dirty, neglected garage doors offer the perfect environment for bacterial and fungal growth. Over time, this can lead to wood rot. You should occasionally check your doors for signs of decay, lightly prodding the bottom of the door and the trim surrounding it with a screwdriver. If the wood feels squishy or the screwdriver pushes through, schedule a garage door service appointment ASAP.
  • Inspect key door components.
    Check your door regularly to ensure all moving parts, from the door itself to the garage door opener, are in top condition. Be careful not to overlook seals and hardware. Replace parts immediately any time you see damage to uphold the safety of the system.  
  • Be wary of pest infestation.
    Be on the lookout for small holes in your garage door. These could indicate infiltration from termites, beetles, carpenter bees, and other wood consuming/destroying insects.
  • Protect your door with a durable finish.
    Reapply a durable coat of paint or stain every few years. This necessary maintenance not only keeps your wooden garage door looking lovely but also protects it from the abuse of the sun, wind, and rain, as well as scratches. Before applying a coat of paint or stain, be sure to clean the door well and remove paint chips with a scraper, providing a smooth surface.  

Avoid untimely garage door replacement. Ensure beauty and performance for years to come with the routine care and maintenance of your wooden garage doors. Contact Madden Door & Sons at 925-208-4907 to schedule garage door service today.  

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Cedar Garage Doors Provide a Handsome Home Appearance

Cedar garage doors make a statement, serving as a visually stunning focal point for your home. Standing out from the competition, cedar garage doors from Madden Door & Sons provide a handsome home appearance, offering far more than just good looks.

Cedar Garage Doors Offer Many Benefits

Cedar garage doors are among our most popular wood garage door options. Our customers are quick to fall for its classic good looks, unique natural color variations, and its ability to blend beautifully with many architectural styles. We can customize your cedar doors to special shapes and sizes, or add a distinctive touch with unique stains.

Cedar wood contains natural preservatives that resist moisture, decay, and insect infiltration, easily withstanding weather and sunlight exposure with regular sealing. Tough and lasting, they will not crack or dent.

Our cedar garage doors are an environmentally friendly, green choice. Cedar is renewable and biodegradable, absorbing greenhouse gasses as trees grow. A natural insulator, cedar doors can also improve your home’s energy efficiency, reducing heating and cooling use.

Enhance Your Home’s Curb Appeal with the Beauty of Natural Cedar

Madden Door & Sons offers many cedar garage door styles to complement your home:

  • Traditional cedar garage doors
    Our traditional cedar garage doors come in two options, including a raised panel design for texture and visual interest, and flat, solid paneled designs.
  • Contemporary cedar garage doors
    The sleek lines of our contemporary cedar garage doors make an impressive addition to modern home designs. Bedecked with windows, they pack a dramatic punch, flooding your garage with natural light.
  • Carriage-style cedar garage doors
    The intricate craftsmanship and timeless sophistication of carriage-style garage doors make them a popular choice. Ensure convenience with our popular roll-up designs, or add a distinctive touch with doors that roll outward.
  • Custom stain grade garage doors
    • Our cedar and wood garage doors offer nearly limitless customization possibilities. We can craft our custom stain-grade garage doors to work with non-level flooring, curving, or hillside locations. We can also match garage door arches to the opening of your new home, or incorporate them into your door design even if your opening is square at the top.

Cedar garage doors provide a handsome home appearance. Contact Madden Doors & Sons at 925-208-4907 to learn more about adding the stunning looks of cedar garage doors to your Hercules, American Canyon, Oakland, Pittsburg, or San Rafael home today.

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