Sectional meranti wooden garage doors are very popular because of their unique look and their security benefits.
They require regular maintenance to ensure that they not only look good but that the wood is protected from the elements and doesn’t rot, warp or crack.
Wood is a living material that expands, contracts, absorbs and dries out, depending on the conditions it is exposed to.
For this reason, it is important to apply the proper treatment to meranti sectional garage doors. A treatment that allows this expansion and contraction to occur without damaging the exterior appearance is vital to its longevity.
After installation, these doors must be treated within two weeks to ensure the wood is protected. Thereafter we recommend treating the doors every six months.
Doors that are exposed to direct sunlight for long periods should be treated more regularly.
To maintain your wooden garage door guarantee
Use a solvent-based deep-penetrating oil such as Timberlife Ultra Seal that does not go hard once dried and protects against water and UV. This will allow the wood to expand and contract as needed.
It is very important that the oil penetrates the wood and protects your garage door from inside out.
The oil which is absorbed into the wood essentially quenches the wood’s thirst, leaving little room for any water absorption.
And because oil repels water, your wooden garage door is protected during wet weather.
Do not varnish your meranti garage door
We strongly advise against varnishing any wooden sectional garage doors.
Varnish is a surface treatment that hardens once dried. It does not enable the wood to expand and contract.
This results in varnish cracking, leaving the untreated sub-surface exposed to the elements like water and UV which will void your guarantee.