The Ultimate Summer Checklist for Your Garage Door: Elevate Your Season in Style

As the summer sun bathes New Zealand in warmth and longer days, it’s time to turn our attention to every corner of our homes, including a crucial yet often overlooked element—the garage door. In this comprehensive summer garage door maintenance checklist tailored for New Zealand homeowners, we’ll guide you through essential steps to not only ensure your garage door functions flawlessly but also exudes the style and luxury befitting the season.

Garage Door Maintenance: Ensuring Functionality in Every Season

Inspect and Lubricate:

The New Zealand summer heat can be harsh on your garage door’s mechanisms. Begin your checklist by meticulously inspecting all moving parts, from hinges and springs to rollers. Lubricate them with a high-quality silicone-based lubricant to guarantee a smooth and silent operation.

Clean and Refresh:

Give your garage door a rejuvenating touch by thoroughly cleaning it. Employ a mild detergent and a soft brush or cloth to banish any winter residue. For wooden doors, contemplate re-staining or re-painting, imparting an extra touch of elegance.

Check Weather Seals:

New Zealand’s summer sun can be relentless, causing weather stripping to crack or wear out. Assessthe weather stripping around your garage door and promptly replace any damaged sections. This not only maximises the door’s energy efficiency but also acts as a barrier against debris.

Insulation Assessment

Evaluate the insulation of your garage door. Effective insulation not only regulates the temperature within your garage but also contributes to energy efficiency. Combat New Zealand’s summer heat by contemplating an upgrade to an insulated garage door, ensuring a more comfortable space.

Smart Technology Update:

Catapult your garage door into the 21st century by exploring the latest smart technology upgrades. Install a cutting-edge smart garage door opener that empowers you to control and monitor your door remotely through a smartphone app. This not only adds convenience but protects the security of your Auckland home.

Professional Garage Door Maintenance

Ensure your garage door operates at its peak performance throughout the summer by scheduling a professional inspection and garage door maintenance service. Seasoned technicians can identify potential issues, make necessary adjustments, and guarantee your door’s reliability.

By diligently following this Auckland-tailored summer checklist, you not only fortify your luxury garage door against the summer heat but also transform it into a standout feature that enhances the overall charm of your home. Invest time in caring for your garage door, and you’ll be rewarded with both enduring functionality and style throughout the seasons in Auckland.

Still not sure? Get in touch for maintenance assistance or a consultation for upgrade


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Founded in 1992 Prestige Doors and Gates began as a home based, family owned retailer of garage doors. After receiving requests from multiple architects for a complete solution for both garage doors and gates we decided to take the challenge and that is what has led us to this niche in which we specialise today.




09 638 9474


09 638 9474


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Auckland 1061



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