WOODEN GARAGE DOORS
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Specialized Custom Designed Wooden Garage Doors
to your specification.
3 Myths About Wooden Garage Doors
Myth 1: All Wooden Garage Doors are made from Meranti Wood.
The type of wood used for garage doors is largely dependent on the following factors:
– The hardness of the wood, or rather the ease with which the wood can be worked and manufactured.
Being a rain forest timber, Meranti grows slowly and due to its popularity the international stock is reaching depletion. The remainder of the choice Meranti stock is bought up by the wealthy before even being harvested and the Meranti that does reach South African shores has a very low quality grade.
Red Grandis Hardwood is 100 % FSC ( Forrest Stewardship Council ) certified. The Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) is an international not for-profit, multi-stakeholder organization established in 1993 to promote responsible management of the world’s forests.
This ensures that the raw materials are sustainable, ensure supplies of Red Grandis Harwood well into the future.
One Source of supply ensures minimal colour variances.
The timber is kiln dried to control the moisture content between 8 to 11 %, one of few timbers that can be dried to match the South African climate.
The Garage Doors are manufactured to rigid high standards and quality controls.
Red Grandis Garage Doors carry a one year warranty against manufacturing defects, as long as the doors are installed, treated and after care is adhered to according to the maintenance instructions.
We are able to provide Meranti doors upon special request; however, we have had no issues with the current timber doors.
Please note that our wooden doors are made up of jointed panels, but we can supply non-jointed on special order.
Myth 2: Wooden Garage Doors are too heavy to operate by hand and put more strain on motors than they should.
This is a very common misconception.
The design of the mechanics of a garage door is such that no matter how heavy the panels of a garage door, the opening and closing of said door should always feel the same to the user or motor as any other door they operate.
In-fact, the specific function of a garage door spring is to counteract the weight the door. In essence, this means a garage door spring is supposed to make a door light enough for a person to be able to lift it on their own, or for the motor of the garage door opener to lift it up easily.
When installed correctly, springs should balance the door. A properly balanced door should be as easy to lift as it is to close. The door should not shoot up or fall down, but instead, should stop on each section when the rollers are placed on either side of the radius of the tracks.
Myth 3: Wooden Garage Doors need to be varnished.
No, no, no, no, NO!
Any wood that is exposed to the elements should NOT be varnished.
Wood is a living material which expands, contracts, absorbs and dries out, depending on the conditions it is exposed to. Wooden Garage Doors are unavoidably exposed directly to dry, wet, hot and cold conditions for extended periods of time. The South African climate delivers these conditions in varying extremes, it is thus of high importance to understand the maintenance that your Wooden Garage Door will require in order for you to get the most out of its lifespan and product warrantee.
DO NOT VARNISH: Brano Industries strongly advises against varnishing any Wooden Sectional Garage Doors. Varnish is a surface treatment which hardens once dried and does not allow for the expanding and contracting characteristics of wood. This results in cracking of the varnish, leaving the untreated sub-surface exposed to the elements and also affecting the aesthetics of the Wooden Sectional Garage Door.
Brano Timber Door Care is a high quality, solvent-based, deep-penetrating and nourishing sealer.
Expanding & Contracting: Brano Timber Door Care does not go hard once dry and so allows for the wood to expand and contract as needed, without affecting the integrity of the treatment. In fact, expansion allows for the timber oil treatment to penetrate even deeper into the Wooden Sectional Garage Door, but does not restrict it from contracting again, effectively allowing the timber to breath.
Wet & Dry Conditions: Brano Timber Door Care is oil which is absorbed into the wood of your garage door, essentially quenching the wood’s thirst and therefore leaving little room for the absorption of water. It is well-known that oil repels water which means that your door is protected against wet weather.
Again, being an oil, Brano Timber Door Care does not evaporate in the hot and windy summer days experienced in South Africa, keeping the wood nourished and moisturised throughout these conditions. The UV-protection in Brano Timber Door Care helps protect your garage door against fading caused by direct sunlight.
Other Threats: Brano Timber Door Care contains an insecticide and fungicide which protects the timber of your Wooden Sectional Garage Door against wood-boring insects, fungi & mould growth.
Try Brano’s Timber Door Care, it is a comprehensive maintenance treatment for wood and will play an important role in the longevity of your Wooden Sectional Garage Door.