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6 Things You Can Do to Maintain an Attractive Commercial Garage

Does your business prioritize curb appeal? It should! Clients feel better about visiting businesses that look good and maintain their facilities. There are many things you can do to maintain an attractive commercial garage door.

1. Maintain a Tidy Driveway

Clean your business driveway on a regular basis. For some businesses, this means packing up items left on the driveway itself – items like equipment, tables, tools, or other materials that are unloaded from the garage during the workday. For other businesses, that means power washing, sweeping, and debris cleanup.

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Assign specific employees to this task, to ensure that the work is done. This may need to be done daily, weekly, monthly, or on a semi-annual basis. Whatever the frequency and type of clean-up, make sure it gets done! Maintaining a tidy driveway will give your clients a good impression of your business.

2. Organize and Clean Your Garage

Think about what your customers see when your commercial garage door is open. Is your garage organized and tidy inside? Are you proud of the organization system? Is the garage well-lit, well-maintained, and regularly swept and cleaned?

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A well-organized space is key to an efficient working space.

If the answer to these questions is no, then it’s time to give some thought to the cleanliness and organization of your garage. Make an effort to organize your garage.

Make a timeline for decluttering and organizing. Get your employees involved in the effort. Label bins so employees will know where items go. Once the garage is in good shape, make a cleaning schedule to keep your garage organized in the future. This way, when customers walk by your business, you can be proud of what they see.

3. Clean Your Garage Door Seasonally

Your commercial garage door will get dirty as the seasons change. Cleaning your garage door on a regular basis will help prevent your door from becoming stained.

To clean your commercial garage door, start by spraying the door down with a strong jet of water from a hose. Don’t use a pressure washer! Sponge the door with warm, soapy water. If your garage door is too tall to reach with a sponge, use a long-handled brush or mop to reach the upper corners and edges. Finally, rinse the door. Do this in the early spring, mid-summer, and late fall.

4. Regular Inspection and Maintenance

Performing regular inspections and maintenance is essential to keep your garage doors in optimal condition. Check for any signs of wear and tear, such as loose hinges, damaged panels, or malfunctioning mechanisms. Lubricate all moving parts, including rollers, tracks, and hinges, to ensure smooth and quiet operation.

Small maintenance tasks can make a big impact on your commercial garage’s appearance

Inspect the weatherstripping and seals to prevent drafts and maintain energy efficiency. Schedule routine maintenance with a professional garage door service to address any potential issues before they become major problems. Not sure if you commercial garage door needs maintenance or new hardware? Check out our article on the major signs to look out for!

5. Paint and Finishes

The appearance of your commercial garage greatly impacts the overall impression it creates. Regularly inspect the exterior and interior surfaces of your garage doors and repaint or touch up any chipped or faded areas. A fresh coat of paint not only enhances the aesthetic appeal but also protects the doors from weather elements and corrosion.

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Choose high-quality, durable finishes that are suitable for the specific material of your garage doors. Consider matching the color scheme of your business to maintain a cohesive look.

6. Enhance Lighting and Security

Proper lighting is crucial for safety and aesthetics in a commercial garage. Ensure that all areas of your garage are well-lit to prevent accidents and improve visibility. Consider installing energy-efficient LED lights that provide bright, white light while reducing energy consumption. Additionally, invest in a robust security system that includes surveillance cameras, alarm systems, and access controls. A well-lit and secure commercial garage creates a sense of trust and professionalism among customers and employees.

When you’re inspecting your commercial garage door, listen for unusual noises and grinding sounds when the door opens or closes. Look for loose bolts and screws, listen for squeaking noises, and test the door for smooth action when opening and closing. If your garage door is displaying signs of a problem, call a repair person from Overhead Door Company of Oklahoma City.

Frequently Asked Questions

Why is regular maintenance important for commercial garage doors?

Regular maintenance helps to ensure the smooth functioning of commercial garage doors, extends their lifespan, and prevents costly repairs. It also helps maintain a safe working environment and enhances the overall appearance of your business premises.

How often should I clean my commercial garage?

The frequency of cleaning depends on the usage and the environment in which your commercial garage operates. However, it is recommended to clean your garage at least once a week to remove debris, dust, and oil spills.

Can I perform maintenance tasks on my commercial garage doors myself?

While some basic maintenance tasks can be performed by business owners or employees, it is generally advisable to hire a professional garage door service for thorough inspections, repairs, and maintenance. They have the expertise and equipment to ensure the job is done safely and correctly.

How often should I schedule professional maintenance for my commercial garage doors?

It is recommended to schedule professional maintenance for your commercial garage doors at least once a year. However, if your garage experiences heavy usage or is subjected to harsh environmental conditions, more frequent maintenance may be necessary.

What should I look for during a visual inspection of my commercial garage doors?

During a visual inspection, check for any signs of wear and tear, such as damaged panels, loose hinges, or worn-out weatherstripping. Pay attention to the smooth operation of the doors, inspect the springs and cables, and ensure that all safety features are working properly.

How do I choose the right paint and finish for my commercial garage doors?

Select a paint and finish that are suitable for the specific material of your garage doors. Consult with a professional or a paint specialist to ensure you choose a high-quality, durable product that provides adequate protection against weather elements and corrosion.

What are the benefits of enhanced lighting in a commercial garage?

Enhanced lighting in a commercial garage improves safety by providing better visibility and reducing the risk of accidents. It also enhances the overall appearance of the space, making it more inviting for customers and employees.

How can I improve the security of my commercial garage?

Invest in a robust security system that includes surveillance cameras, alarm systems, and access controls. Properly lit areas, along with visible security measures, create a sense of security and deter potential intruders.

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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
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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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