Proper Care of your Garage Door

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Cleaning your garage door windows is one of the quickest ways to freshen up your existing garage door and ensuring it looks great for years to come. Regular garage door maintenance will also help to preserve the garage door’s warranty and in good shape.

Keep in mind that garage door windows should be cleaned every three months to prevent a film from forming due to the build-up of dust, dirt, and grime. So be sure to clean the windows every quarter. 

Suggestions of Proper Garage Door Window Care

While keeping your garage door clean prevents wear and rust from forming, some cleaning products and equipment should not be used when cleaning garage windows.

For instance, you should never use a pressure washer. Instead, use a garden hose set to the shower setting for a gentle cleaning to prevent paint stripping or cracking the windows, among other issues that may arise from the pressure of strong water. 

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Cleaning the windows on your garage door is a key part of the general maintenance you should already be practicing regularly. We have compiled a few guidelines to help you properly maintain the look of your garage door windows:


Clean the Garage Door Regularly

Garage door windows accumulate dirt and dust over time because they are exposed to outside elements year-round. Do not neglect garage door general maintenance twice a year – this can help to prevent emergency garage door repairs.

Start by cleaning the window frames; use a soft cleaning material such as a sponge or a damp cloth. If your windows have decorative inserts, remove them before washing them gently with a cloth or sponge. Once removed, clean the glass window, and clean (and dry) the inserts before putting them back.

Use Gentle Cleaning Products

Use dish soap (or any other soft soap) mixed with warm water. That’s because abrasive detergents or high alkaline cleaners can actually damage, not protect, your garage door windows. Always use warm water and mild detergents such as dish soap or other household cleaners. Mix the mild detergent well before washing the garage door window glass. You can also choose to use a mixture of vinegar and water as an alternative solution (this would NOT be good on wood doors).

Use a Soft Cloth

Use a soft cloth instead of a brush when cleaning the garage door and windows. Soft fabric won’t scratch and/or damage the weather stripping on the garage door window. A brush can also damage wooden garage doors.


For better assistance, check out your door manufacturer guidelines or reach out to your garage door installation company. ALL Garage Doors and Gates is happy to offer our clients a guideline when requested to ensure proper care of your new garage door upon installation.

ALL Garage Doors and Gates is family owned in the heart of North Hollywood, CA with years of experience in the garage door and gate industry. Taking the experience and knowledge with each year that passes, our company has one goal: building our client long term relationships ethically and professionally. 

Trust in our professionals that we will go above and beyond to manufacture the perfect new garage door or gate for your home. All our repair services come with warranties and you can be sure you are in good hands. We will do all we can to make sure you are fully satisfied with our garage door and gate services.

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What Our Clients Say

Maya RozovMaya Rozov
19:22 25 Mar 22
We absolutely love our garage door! We’re slowly updating and remodeling our house and this is by far one of the best experiences we’ve had with a vendor! They provided not only the best price, but the team was so professional, nice, easy to work with, accommodating and also funny and enjoyable to work with! We will definitely be using them again for when we replace our gate and I will highly recommend them to anyone who needs a garage door or gate in the future!!
sharon kaufmansharon kaufman
23:52 24 Mar 22
I had the most amazing experience with All Garage Doors and Gates!!! I had an emergency with my garage door where it almost dropped down on my car. A part was loose and the emergency lever was loose. I called them right away and Aidan was at my home within the hour. I can't believe how quickly he was able to help and fix the broken part. He is kind, compassion and a pleasure to be around. I will be calling him right away when I have any other issues going forward. I highly recommend this Garage Door company. Amazing service and super caring people!!!!
Marian EmmaMarian Emma
01:46 01 Mar 22
Best company to call for help when the garage door is stuck. Eli came out within an hour in the evening time and changed out the broken springs. He also checked out the other parts of the door and the opener to make sure everything was working fine. Gave me tips on caring for the springs in the future. Very honest and great pricing.
Paige ParkerPaige Parker
15:54 25 Jan 22
The whole experience was great. They arrived came up with a plan to work with my low ceiling Garage door and provided the quote quickly. Once I gave the go ahead the door arrived sooner than expected and installation was great. I would definitely use them again. As a plus, more professional and less expensive than the other quote I got.I will use them agai.
Eran HEran H
22:21 11 Jan 22
Thank you ALL Garage Doors and Gates. I live out of state and Dana and her crew have always taken care of my garage door repair issues on my properties. Never had a worry and always a perfect job! Best garage door repair company in North Hollywood - highly recommend them on.. very reliable and professional 👍
MJ MadisonMJ Madison
19:27 03 Jan 22
My experience with ALL Garage has been fantastic. Dana was very responsive and easy to work with. She was very understanding with all my changes. I really had a hard time just getting a quote from other companies. I don't understand why some companies would take the trouble to send someone out and not just send a quote. I was super happy with this company. They were happy to clarify things with me about the project and made sure I understood the scope of work. Thank You ALL GARAGE DOORS and GATES!!