How to keep your roller garage door clean
Over time, your roller garage door may start to look like the photos below. You may notice cobwebs, bird excrement and dust particles, particularly along the bottom where the rain bounces up on to the surface of the curtain.
It is very important to make sure you clean away the cobwebs and anything stuck to the curtain, as this could damage or mark the paintwork.
The door rolls up onto itself, so if there is anything stuck to the outside face, it then wraps up and rubs against the inside curtain face too.
However, it doesn’t take long to clean your door and we have some handy hints below to help you keep your roller garage door pristine.
Before You Start
- Do not wash your roller garage door curtain in bright/strong sunlight or in freezing temperatures.
- Make sure your roller garage door is in the fully closed position (to avoid water coming in to contact with the motor or control panel).
- Carefully wipe the inside curtain face with a clean lint free duster or soft cloth.
- Never use a jet washer to clean your door.
- Clean your garage door approximately once a month or as and when you think it needs cleaning. This depends on the immediate environment around the garage door and how protected it is from the elements/dust etc.
Clean off the worst of the cobwebs or dirt/dust from the external face of the door with a soft brush (e.g. from your dustpan and brush).
Use a hose or bucket and wash down the door with clean cold water to remove the worst of the dirt and dust.
Wash the external curtain and frame with a soft cloth. We recommend using a microfibre noodle wash mitt or something soft you would wash a car with. Fill a bucket with warm water and add a small amount of non-abrasive, mild cleaning solution. Some of our customers use an eco-friendly washing up liquid like ‘Ecover’ which works well, is mild and gentle and is kind to the environment.
Rinse the door with warm/cold clean water until all of the soap has been removed. Dry the external curtain and frame with a clean, lint-free tea towel or soft cloth to remove the water droplets. Leave to air dry before operating your door.