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3 Signs Your Wood Garage Door Needs Replacement

Wood garage doors have a service life that can last decades if they’re properly maintained. However, even the best-maintained wooden garage door is likely to need replacing at some point. If you’ve got a wood garage door that isn’t performing the way it used to, it may be time for a replacement. Below are the signs to watch for that your wood garage door needs to be replaced.

1. Rotting, Soft Wood

When wood is exposed to moisture repeatedly, it can become rotten and soft. Your wood garage door should be sealed against moisture with paint or sealant, but if the paint or sealant is wearing away, rotten wood could be the result.

How can you tell if your wooden garage door is rotten? Try poking it with a screwdriver or an awl. Poke the door in multiple places near the area where the door meets the driveway.

If the wood is rotten, the screwdriver will sink into the door. Rotten wood is a big problem. Rot can spread and can also weaken the structural integrity of your door. If the rot is severe, your door should be replaced. Have it evaluated by a garage door repair person.

2. Stains

Stains on your garage door could be the result of mildew or mold in the wood, which can lead to rot. Although stains can be painted over, they will still be visible under transparent sealer. If you prefer the look of naked wood and don’t want to paint your garage door, you may be able to sand down the wood to get rid of surface-level stains. If the stains run too deep, this won’t work.

3. You Don’t Have Time for Maintenance

Wood garage doors require a lot of maintenance! If you don’t have time for maintaining your wood doors, then you should consider installing garage doors that require little or no maintenance. Overhead Door Company of Oklahoma City sells a variety of garage door types including vinyl, steel, and fiberglass. Some of these doors even look like wood, so you can enjoy the look of wood without the maintenance!

Need to Replace Your Wood Garage Door? Call Overhead Door Company of Oklahoma City

If you believe that your wooden garage door needs to be replaced, get it done! Call Overhead Door Company of Oklahoma City to find out more about the products we sell. We can evaluate your door, make recommendations for repair, or help you with a quote for a new garage door if that’s what you’d like. We’re here to help!

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Kristen Mangum
Kristen Mangum
Friendly customer service. Bought a hard to find remote for an old garage door opener. Opener has 3 buttons so I can program both doors to it. Easy to find location right off 29th St.
Robert Ballinger
Robert Ballinger
Great people
Betsy Chronister
Betsy Chronister
I was given a very fair quote. A week later a tech came and installed. Then came back to install lock. Tech was very professional and polite. Spen time with me making adjustments to my liking. I totally recommend Overhead door to my fellow Okies.
Hendrix Morrow
Hendrix Morrow
Overhead Door did a great job. They got me on the schedule the next day and fixed my spring in 30 minutes or less. Joe was great, professional, and courteous. Awesome service, and he didn't tell me I needed extra materials like the previous garage door people that quoted me $575. Overhead Door told me a price over the phone and it didn't change. I'd recommend them every time.
Sandy Molleda Molleda
Sandy Molleda Molleda
A very good place for a new garage door and a new remote.
John Ehrhardt
John Ehrhardt
Pleased with their services. Coil spring broke and door stopped working. Spoke to Ron, and less than 24 hrs later the technician had us up n running again. These guys did exactly what they promised to do, with no nonsense. I like that.

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