Garage Door Care

With proper garage door care and maintenance, your Richards-Wilcox door will perform reliably for years to come. To maintain your garage door warranty, see the instructions below for when Richards-Wilcox requires performing these maintenance items. Select your environment for care and maintenance recommendations.

Normal Environment

For areas not exposed to salt, salt fog, dirt or other airborne substances, or where winter road salt is not used, here are recommendations on how to provide garage door care.

Every 6 Months

Wash the garage door and windows with a mild soap (such as car wash soap or dishwashing soap) and water. Wash both interior and exterior. Rinse thoroughly. Do not use harsh or abrasive detergents. Do not use a pressure washer to rinse door.

Lubricate garage door track and hinges with silicone or Teflon based spray. Do not use WD-40 type lubricant (oil-based), or grease. Then open and close the garage door to distribute the lubricant.

Every 12 Months

Inspect garage door springs and hardware for signs of wear. Avoid any contact with the torsion springs as they are under extreme tension. Call your local Richards-Wilcox Authorized Dealer to schedule a service call if you suspect any problems.

As Needed

If surface rust appears, immediately contact your local Richards-Wilcox Authorized Dealer for inspection and garage door repair options.

Winter Environment

For areas where winter road salt is used, here are recommendations on how to provide garage door care.

Every 6 Months

Wash the garage door and windows with a mild soap (such as car wash soap or dishwashing soap) and water. Wash both interior and exterior. Rinse thoroughly. Do not use harsh or abrasive detergents. Do not use a pressure washer to rinse door.
Lubricate garage door track and hinges with silicone or Teflon based spray. Do not use WD-40 type lubricant (oil-based), or grease. Then open and close the garage door to distribute the lubricant.

Every 12 Months

Inspect garage door springs and hardware for signs of wear. Avoid any contact with the torsion springs as they are under extreme tension. Call your local Richards-Wilcox Dealer to schedule a service call if you suspect any problems.

As Needed

Clean off road salt from garage door interior and exterior surfaces. Use a mild soap (such as car wash soap or dishwashing soap) and water. Rinse thoroughly. Do not use harsh or abrasive detergents. Do not use a pressure washer to rinse door.

If surface rust appears, immediately contact your local Richards-Wilcox Dealer for inspection and garage door repair options.

Coastal Environment

For areas with exposure to salt or salt fog, here are recommendations on how to provide garage door care.

Every 6 Months

Wash the garage door and windows with a mild soap (such as car wash soap or dishwashing soap) and water. Wash both interior and exterior. Rinse thoroughly. Do not use harsh or abrasive detergents. Do not use a pressure washer to rinse door.

Lubricate garage door track and hinges with silicone or Teflon based spray. Do not use WD-40 type lubricant (oil-based), or grease. Then open and close the garage door to distribute the lubricant.

Every 12 Months

Inspect garage door springs and hardware for signs of wear. Avoid any contact with the torsion springs as they are under extreme tension. Contact your local Richards-Wilcox Authorized Dealer to schedule a service call if you suspect any problems.

As Needed

Clean off road salt from garage door interior and exterior surfaces. Use a mild soap (such as car wash soap or dishwashing soap) and water. Rinse thoroughly. Do not use harsh or abrasive detergents. Do not use a pressure washer to rinse door.

If surface rust appears, immediately contact your local Richards-Wilcox Authorized Dealer for inspection and garage door repair options.

Harsh Environment

For areas with exposure to dirt or other airborne substances, here are recommendations on how to provide garage door care.

Every 6 Months

Wash the garage door and windows with a mild soap (such as car wash soap or dishwashing soap) and water. Wash both interior and exterior. Rinse thoroughly. Do not use harsh or abrasive detergents. Do not use a pressure washer to rinse door.

Lubricate garage door track and hinges with silicone or Teflon based spray. Do not use WD-40 type lubricant (oil-based), or grease. Then open and close the garage door to distribute the lubricant.

Every 12 Months

Inspect garage door springs and hardware for signs of wear. Avoid any contact with the torsion springs as they are under extreme tension. Contact your local Richards-Wilcox Authorized Dealer to schedule a service call if you suspect any problems.

As Needed

Clean off road salt from the interior and exterior garage door surfaces. Use a mild soap (such as car wash soap or dishwashing soap) and water. Rinse thoroughly. Do not use harsh or abrasive detergents. Do not use a pressure washer to rinse door.

If surface rust appears, immediately contact your local Richards-Wilcox Authorized Dealer for inspection and garage door repair options.

Why Richard-Wilcox

AUTHORIZED DEALERS

A door is only as good as its installation. That’s why our doors are only installed by Authorized Dealers. This process ensures that every installation meets our standards of quality.

MADE IN CANADA

Richards-Wilcox™ Canada has been in business for over 100 years; from parts, to hardware to panels, R-W doors are proudly Made in Canada.

LIFETIMER™ WARRANTY

When you choose R-W, you’ve chosen the best garage door you can buy and we’ll back that up in writing with our Limited Life-Timer™ Warranty.

Neufoam™

In order to achieve the highest thermal values and stability, RW sections are evenly filled environmentally friendly CFC/HCFC-free Neufoam™. The higher density polyurethane insulation in a computer controlled continuous process provides uniform insulation, superior adhesion and excellent strength to the door panels.

WeatherLock™ System

Featuring our exclusive WeatherLock™ Section Joint, Dual Fin Triple Contact Weather Seal and Arctic Grade Bulb Shaped Bottom Seal with a Dual Contact aluminum retainer.

TruBalance™ Drum System

The patent pending TruBalance™ Drum System provides doors built with a heavy weighted glazed top section with up to an 87% better balance than industry standard.

Standard Hardware &
Standard Hardware Plus

We manufacture very beautiful doors. We also care about saving you the hassle and maintenance for many years to come. We have built our reputation on delivering exceptional quality. Our hardware items are manufactured to the highest standards in the industry.

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