3 Aug

Spruce Up Your Garage Door

how to spruce up your garage door

The garage door is usually the first thing you see when you look at a house. It is a big square that takes up a good portion of the front of the house. Most have white garage doors, they look nice but they can get dirty easily. Here are some tips on to spruce up your garage door, whether it is dirty or just plain and needs some redecorating.

Cleaning

Cleaning can be annoying, but it has to get done. The best way to clean according to Lowe’s is

Step 1

Dilute 1 cup of detergent in 5 gallons of warm water, and wash the door with a soft sponge or cloth. Then thoroughly rinse the door with a hose.

For wood doors, clean the outside of the door by wiping it with a dry, soft cloth. After cleaning, a wood door may also require repainting or staining. Inspect your door once a year or as needed, depending on finish quality and climate, to determine if it needs to be painted or stained.

Clean the outside of the garage door at least once a year; more frequently if you live in a salt-air climate.

Step 2

Clean the inside of the garage door in the same way, depending on condition. If relatively clean, use a broom to remove any cobwebs or other debris.

Paint

If the garage door still works perfectly but it is beginning to look faded, painting or staining will bring it back to life. This is an easy way to spruce up your garage and can be done in just a couple of hours. Make sure to use a smaller brush to get all the crevices in all the panels as well as a roller for the larger areas.

Windows

Adding windows to the garage gives the house a more elegant look. If you want a simple way to add the look of windows, stickers are a quick and easy. If you want real windows, a professional is recommended. The installation of windows might bring the door off balance so it is best to leave it to the professionals.

Wood

If you want to get very fancy, adding a wooden garage door will do the trick. Wood doors tend to be more expensive. If you want a cheaper route, wood-look PVC looks similar and cost less. Garage doors have a lifespan of 30 years. So if you do decide to replace it, your purchase will last you three decades.