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Garage Maintenance Guide

This is an image showcasing some of our work, in this case a garage refurbishment, with garage roof replacement and new side doors and windows

Introduction

Here at VSF, we believe that our customer support shouldn’t simply end once you’ve had your product installed by us, whether that is a new garage or a garage roof refurbishment. That’s why we send round a garage maintenance guide to all our customers on completion of your project. Whilst we design our garages to be low maintenance, there’s some key things you can do to keep it looking as new as the day we left your property. 

Close up image of double glazed garage windows in split two window style, with reinforced frames

Maintaining the moving parts on your garage

Whether it’s your main garage door, your garage side door or even the hinges on the window in your garage, the best way to keep moving parts in your garage as good as new is to occasionally lubricate them. This ensures that they don’t get stiff and tight and continue working as they should. 

Key areas you should lubricate: 

  • Hinges
  • Locks
  • Springs

Maintenance of your uPVC items

Fascias and water goods provided by VSF require very little maintenance, with only warm soapy water needed to keep them clean. However, avoid using any abrasive cloths or pads as this can take away the shine.

Garage roofing lining maintenance

Roofing sheets are lined with Drip Stop anti-condensation material. This provides a medium for trapping moisture, with specially designed air pockets in the membrane holding moisture in until the humidity falls again. Once it does, the moisture is released back into the air. 

By design, anti-condensation materials like Drip Stop require good air circulation, allowing water held by the liner to evaporate away. Whilst we generally recommend against using any foam filler around the Drip Stop membranes, if you do then you must leave room for air circulation or else the Drip Stop membrane may struggle to function properly in cold and wet weather. 

 

Cleaning your garage roof

Whether you went for the Plastisol coated galvanised steel garage roof or the EDPM Firestone Rubber garage roof, maintenance is relatively hassle free. Depending on where your garage is, it’s going to need cleaning more or less frequently. For example a garage underneath a tree is generally going to need less cleaning than one not. 

When cleaning your garage, many opt to simply use a jet wash, with it being amongst the easier methods. However, we must stress that when you’re cleaning your garage roof you shouldn’t stand on it as it can cause creasing or dinting of the roof, which could turn into long-term damage. If you absolutely must stand on top of the garage, we recommend standing on boards to spread your weight more evenly.

A picture of a VSF garage refurbishment and roof replacement, here the standard galvanized steel in grey-white

Conclusion

There you have it, VSF’s guide to maintaining your garage. We’ve gone into quite a lot of detail here but don’t let the length of the guide mislead you; these garages are very low maintenance and much of the maintenance has to be done infrequently and can be done very quickly.

maintenance guide to all our customers on completion of your project. Whilst we design our garages to be low maintenance, there’s some key things you can do to keep it looking as new as the day we left your property. 

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