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Front Door Trends In 2019

When it comes to home decor and making your living space look as appealing and presentable as possible, it’s fair to say that most of us tend to focus on the interior more than the exterior.

We all want to make sure that our kitchens, bedroom, living rooms etc. are all in great condition, but when you really think about it, what is the thing that every single visitor to your home sees first before they even step inside?

We’re talking, of course, about your front door! Here at the Gold Coast Door Centre, front doors are our bread and butter, and we think it is really important to achieve that perfect mixture of both functionality and style in your own choice.

To help you out in your own decision making, here are some of the leading front door trends in 2019.

  1. Bold Colours

You don’t want your front door to just blend into the rest of the street, add vibrant colour to really make it pop in comparison to your neighbours.

A bold red or a glossy yellow are two colours that have really been rising in popularity recently and remember, there are types of paint that work for any door surface from steel to fibreglass to wood.

  1. Metal

If you want to opt for a more modern, industrial vibe with your home’s front facade, then a metal door might be the perfect trend to follow.

You might not think it, but a big metal front door can actually add a really warm feel to your front door whilst probably being the most contemporary look that you can achieve right now. There is a hint of chic New York loft apartments in big metal doors, very cool and sophisticated.

  1. Glass Side Panels

If you have a nice big hallway of lobby space behind your front door, then installing glass panels both in and beside the door is very popular trend right now. It is a great way to create a light and airy atmosphere in the greeting area of your home.


So, if you are on the lookout for a new front door, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us with any requests or queries that you might have.

We are the most reliable door company on the Gold Coast, and we take pride in providing each and every customer with a top-quality experience.

For more information and tips on door selections for your home, visit our previous blog article here.

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Get Your Garage Door Fixed Properly

A Garage door repair can be worrisome as they might costly or time consuming.

At Gold Coast Door Centre, we can help you figure out if you need repairs to your garage door and can help you get the job done at an affordable price.

While you can certainly live with a broken garage door, it makes life much more convenient to have an operating one.

Here are some indications that it’s time to give us a call and talk about the repairs you need.

If It Doesn’t Open or Close, Get Your Garage Door Repaired

If your garage door is stuck, it’s a pretty obvious sign that you need repairs done.

A garage door that’s stuck in the down position isn’t as big of a concern, but if yours is stuck open, there’s are security issues to consider.

Anything you have inside is at risk of being stolen and if you can access your house through the garage, you run the risk of getting broken into.

If your garage door won’t open or close, we can help fix it so it’s running smoothly again.

It Makes Too Much Noise

Opening and closing your garage door makes a certain amount of noise, but if it’s gotten louder suddenly, you could have an issue.

Likewise, a grinding, screeching or another noise that wasn’t there before means trouble.

Letting this problem go for too long can result in further issues that could make repairs more costly or could lead to the need to completely replace your garage door.

It’s Fallen Off the Tracks

This one is a no brainer. If the garage door isn’t on its tracks, there is a problem.

Getting the garage door back where it belongs can seem easy, but it requires some know-how and tools so it’s done properly.

Our trained experts can help you get the garage door back on track so that it goes back to working the right way.

Again, letting it go could lead to bigger problems down the road so it’s best to get it fixed right away.

Broken or Missing Parts

Obviously, if you see any broken or missing components to your garage door, you need to give us a call so we can replace or repair the issue.

Replacing your entire garage door is pretty expensive so it’s better to get it repaired now before it’s too late.

Our trained staff can put your mind at ease and our expertise will ensure your garage door will be up and working again in no time when it is fixable.

Call Gold Coast Door Centre today for a free quote on your garage door repairs.

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Leave Your Garage Door Repairs To Experts

Garage doors tend to be one of those things you only miss when they stop working. This is because they are highly engineered pieces of machinery, which give flawless service day in day out.

Like every other type of other machinery, however, garage doors suffer wear and tear. And accidents do happen.

After years in the business, we know that DIY garage door repairs often end badly. When it comes to sorting out garage door issues, all our experience, combined with having the correct spare parts and the right tools in-hand, certainly makes our job easier and more efficient.

Warning Signs

Problems with automated garage doors often make themselves known in little ways. Perhaps you might be noticing that yours sticks a bit, near the top of its closing mechanism.

Or you might hear a noise that sounds less than healthy.

Other than that, your door is working. But these are warning signs. If left untreated, sooner or later your door will experience real problems.

Your garage door relies on a number of systems to work smoothly. It will have electronic sensors and controls. And it will have moving parts, including cables and springs. With regular use, any cable can become worn, and springs eventually weaken.

In most cases, garage doors will be subject to the weather. On the Gold Coast, this is a serious factor.

While garage door products are made to last, delicate internal components are the first to suffer. These will also be the least obvious elements of your door and the hardest to fix. Electronic motors too can suffer from the elements.

Access to sensitive equipment within protective housings is often difficult and, once again, the correct spare parts are usually needed.

Expert Services

With more than 25 years of experience with garage door repairs, we know all the tell-tale signs.

Of course, some of these will be obvious to all, like a dislodged cable or broken spring. But replacing these items is a job for the experts, with suitable equipment and safety measures.

Garage doors are heavy and danger is definitely involved in their handling.

Technology brings all manner of convenience to modern garage doors. And that means a high level of expertise is needed when malfunctions arise.

Apart from fixing problems when they arise, the best way to keep your doors working is to maintain them.

All doors should be serviced at least once a year. This will avoid problems arising and save money in the long term. Our expert, locally-based fitters can look after your automatic garage doors all year round, replacing components appropriately, to make sure you get the expected satisfactory service from your doors.

Ask And You Shall Recieve

For all your garage door repairs, contact us today at Gold Coast Door Centre for a free quote. Simply call 07 5535 5100, or leave us a message now.

For maintenance advice, please read our earlier post:

How To Maintain Your Garage Door



Garage Door Safety Tips

When was the last time you had a garage door service on the Gold Coast?

It’s easy to overlook servicing garage doors. A garage door—especially an automated one—is a convenience of modern life. Even if it’s a door that needs to be opened manually, it flies in the face of convenience to bring out the spanners and screwdrivers.

Convenience aside, garage doors can present many possible dangers to you and your family, and even your pets.


Recently, an inquest in England heard about witnesses trying unsuccessfully to save 40-year-old social worker, Heidi Chalkley. Ms Chalkley was crushed to death by the metal rollers of an automatic door at the entrance of the garage under a block of flats.

Thankfully, incidents such as this are very rare. But we can see from this tragic incident that electronic motors are understandably powerful when they are expected to provide property security and durability.

Garage doors should be regarded in the same light as any other heavy-duty machinery or appliance. Proper operation and regular maintenance is recommended.

Don’t wait for an incident to occur or until you can’t open your garage. Ordering a garage door service on the Gold Coast should be scheduled at least twice a year.


  1. Stand Clear

    • When the door is opening or closing, keep yourself and other people clear until the operation is completed.
    • Allow space for the door to operate. A tilt-door will swing outwards at the base. Park too close and your vehicle could be damaged.
    • Whether leaving or entering a garage, don’t be tempted to drive on through trying to beat the door closing. Doors can move faster than you might imagine.


  2. Child Care

    • Be mindful about where you leave your garage door remote. Mount the controls high enough on the wall to keep them away from tiny fingers.
    • Warn others, especially children, to keep away from moving mechanical parts and to wait until they’ve stopped moving.


  3. Be Watchful
    • Keep an eye on your surroundings when the door is moving.
    • Make sure people or pets do not try to enter or leave the garage when the door is in operation.


  4. Accidental Damage

    • If your garage door has had an impact, it’s essential to get it checked, even when no visible signs of damage are evident.


  5. Schedule a Garage Door Service on the Gold Coast

    • Avoid attempting any repairs yourself unless you are a trained technician. Tensioned cables and springs, as well as electrical components, can inflict serious injury and even death.
    • Have your garage door inspected and maintained by a professional technician at least twice annually.

Contact us today

For your garage door service on the Gold Coast, phone Gold Coast Door Centre on 07 5535 5100. We have a solid reputation and more than 20 years’ experience in garage door installations, repairs and maintenance. In the meantime, explore our website:

You might also like to read our previous post about maintenance you can do yourself:

How To Maintain Your Garage Door

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Troubleshooting Garage Door Problems

If you are aware of how your garage door should be normally operating, you will know the potential signs of any problems that will affect the opening and closing procedures.

Here we will look at the most common issues that affect the smooth running of your garage doors and what you should do if you need a garage door repair on the Gold Coast.

Transmitter Batteries

One of the most common issues when it comes to the smooth operation of automatic doors are transmitter batteries.

Like any electrical device that relies on battery power, the batteries will eventually drain.

An early warning sign can reduce operating distance, if you notice this happening then it is advisable to keep a spare set of batteries in your car and/or home.

Further Transmitter Problems

You’ve changed the batteries but are still having issues, if this is the case start by checking the receiver antenna in the garage, if it has become blocked or obstructed this could interfere with the signal from the remote control.

Remote control fobs and their receivers work on a particular frequency, on rare occasions this frequency could be interfered with by other electrical equipment or even by your neighbours if they too are using automatic garage doors.

Consult your handbook or installer for information on changing the frequency.  

Photo-Eye Safety Feature

If your garage door system has been fitted with the “Photo Eye” (PE) beam there are a few things that can affect it.

Ensure that your regular maintenance includes the cleaning of the PE beam lens, use a soft dry cloth to avoid scratching the eye.

Keep the area free and clear of obstructions, if the PE beam is interrupted the garage door will fail to close, many call outs for garage door repair on the Gold Coast are easily rectified by the removal of items blocking the PE beam.

Limiter Settings
Most commonly seen on either brand-new installations or very old automatic doors is an issue with the range limiter.

This will affect the end position of the door when it opens or closes. If your door reaches its final position and moves back a few inches your range limiter will need to be adjusted.

Track Misalignment

If you notice your garage door is no longer opening and closing smoothly and seems to stick in places, wait until the door movement has finished then visually inspect the track for any blockages. If the tracks are free and clear they may be suffering from bends or twists. Get this checked immediately to avoid the extra pressure placed on the springs and cables resulting in a failure of the door.

What to do next

Most issues with the operation of garage doors can be easily rectified.

For fast and efficient garage door repair on the Gold Coast, contact us for more information.

you need a garage door repair on the Gold Coast we are only a phone call away.

Call us on 07 5535 5100

You may also find our previous post of interest to you:

How To Maintain Your Garage Door

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How To Maintain Your Garage Door


Like all mechanical devices with moving parts, garage doors require periodical maintenance and servicing to ensure they continue to operate as you need.

More importantly, they continue to be safe for use, avoiding damage to property and reducing the risk of injury to the homeowner.

There are several things a homeowner can look out for to ensure their garage doors on the Gold Coast are operating at their optimum performance.

1. Listen for any changes whenever you open and close the garage door.

If something sounds wrong, it normally is. If you hear an abnormal noise such as metal grinding against metal, it could be a sign that the mechanisms require lubrication or replacing.

2. Look to see if the garage door is balanced and level during operation

If your garage door isn’t opening equally on both sides, this could be a sign of worn cables, this could result in extra and uneven pressure being added to one side or another, leading to operating failure of the door.

3. Visually check the condition of the rollers

whether your rollers or vinyl or metal they need to be inspected at least twice a year and replaced every few years.

4. Inspect the rubber weather sealing strips for wear and cracks

Rubber weather strips are prone to hardening and cracking, on occasions these could split completely and come loose from the door and interfere with the opening and closing of the door.

5. Keep a can of spray lubricant for the springs and mechanisms

Keeping the moving parts well lubricated will reduce metal on metal grinding, which could lead to premature wearing and failure of essential components.

6. Check the condition of the cables for fraying

If a cable frays it will loses structural strength and integrity and will susceptible to snapping.

7. Clear the tracks of debris

Simply clean out any leaves, dirt and grime from the tracks to ensure the smooth operation of the door opening and closing.

Garage doors on the Gold Coast can be opened and closed thousands of times per year in all varying weather conditions.

By carrying out simple maintenance, you as the homeowner can extend the life of your garage doors and help avoid potentially expensive repairs in the future.

To keep your garage door in optimum running condition, it is recommended that the doors and mechanical fittings are serviced once a year, or earlier if you notice any faults during your regular monthly inspections or daily use.

To ensure you are not throwing your money away and for peace of mind, all garage door repairs should be carried out by a qualified service professional.

For more information or assistance in servicing and maintaining your garage doors on the Gold Coast visit our website.

You may find our previous post of interest to you:

12 Benefits of an Automatic Garage Door

Benefits of an Automatic Garage Door

12 Benefits of an Automatic Garage Door

If you ‘re looking for new garage doors or even considering having automatic garage doors fitted on the Gold Coast, you may not be fully aware of the full benefits automation will bring to your garage doors.

Here are 12 benefits of an automatic garage door.

Easy access for all

Imagine being able to drive your car straight into your garage at the touch of a button!

The last thing people want to do during any adverse weather conditions, such as heavy wind or rain, is to get out of their car, find the right key and potentially struggle to open the door, especially if it has been maintained well.

Automatic garage doors allow you to open the door from the comfort of your vehicle allowing you to enter your house without getting wet.

Security and Safety

Automatic garage doors on the Gold Coast allow you to transition from your vehicle to the security of your home late at night.

This is a huge security benefit for anyone arriving or leaving home during the dark.

For added security it is important to ensure you do not leave your garage door remote on display in your vehicle.

Variety of styles

Manufacturers of garage doors have worked tirelessly on the innovation and improvement of their products, so no longer do you have to sacrifice your desired design to get the automated garage door you want. With a lot of garages featuring prominently across residential and commercial facades, you now have a wide range of styles and designs that will either keep or improve the visual impact of your property.


Choose a brand new automatic garage door or if you want to keep the style and design of door you currently have then why not have the automation of your door retro-fitted. This means you are able to keep the character of your home but with the huge benefit of garage door automation.

What do I do next?

If you want to fit an automatic garage door on the Gold Coast, call our team on (07) 5535 5100.

We offer a free measure and quote service in all suburbs of the Gold Coast area.

Whether you’re looking for a roller door, sectional door, speciality door or even a garage door for commercial premises, speak to the Gold Coast Door Centre today!

We have more than 20 years’ experience and will work with you to provide you with the right garage door for your property and needs.

Visit our website for more information.

12 Benefits of an Automatic Garage Door

  1. Easy Access – opening the garage door from the comfort of your vehicle
  2. Improved Security – transition from your vehicle to the security of your home late at night.
  3. Ensure Safety – For added security it is important to ensure you do not leave your garage door remote on display
  4. Peace of Mind – Knowing you wont have to leave your car to open
  5. Variety of Styles – We have a wide range of styles available 
  6. Convenience – Parking your car with ease
  7. Cost Saving – Less maintenance is required
  8. Save Space – Automatic garage doors take up less space
  9. Protected from the weather – especially if its storming outside
  10. Improved Home Appearance 
  11. Decrease in Noise 
  12. Increase your homes value 
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Are You Having Problems With Your Garage Door?

If you are, you’re not alone. All motorised garage doors run into problems now and then.

They’re actually quite complicated pieces of machinery. Here at Gold Coast Door Centre, we sell the best doors and solve all your problems quickly.

We have years of experience and expertise to deal with any minor hitches or major issues.

Whatever the job, we will repair automatic garage door problems without fuss and at great value for money.

Common Occurrences

Here on the Gold Coast, garage doors can take some punishment. Our weather takes its toll on all moving parts eventually.

Your automatic garage door has a lot of working parts, which most people don’t think about.

It has rollers, tracks, a motor and several electrical components. All of these can malfunction at some point.

If there is a gap in your door seal, you can guarantee they’ll find it. Once they start chewing and or breeding, they can do quite a bit of damage.

At GCDC, we will identify any likely problems you might have, to get to the heart of the matter quickly. We know the likely signs of wear and tear, weather and pest damage.

We’ll spot your problems early, and advise you of the best way to fix them. With our help, you can stop glitches turning into real headaches.

Human Factor

As well as these natural hazards, automatic garage doors can perform badly for other reasons. You might lose the remote.

We’ve all done it. Most motorised garage doors won’t work without one, which leaves you in a spot.

At GCDC, we have the solutions to any problem. We can repair automatic garage door problems by replacing your remote or your batteries.

It could be that simple, or it could take a bit more work. Over the years, we have solved problems caused by any number of unforeseen circumstances.

We serve homeowners and businesses in the Gold Coast, and guarantee all our work.

We can advise you whether you need replacement doors of different types to suit your home or business.

As an accredited B & D dealer, we give the best advice and recommend the very best products.

Get In Touch

At GCDC, we are ready to repair automatic garage door problems whenever you need us.

To find out more about what we offer, visit our website call us on 07 5535 5100 for a free quote.

You may find our previous post “Different Types Of Garage Doors” of interest to you:

Different Types of Garage Doors


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Different Types of Garage Doors

We have a huge variety when it comes to different types of garage doors, which we guarantee for their durability and style.

At Gold Coast Door Centre, we supply, fit and maintain the best quality automated garage doors.

If you are a homeowner or business operator, having the right access to your premises is vital.

We have the garage doors Gold Coast residents and business owners know they can rely on.

Our doors offer security, convenience and peace of mind.

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Where to Fix My Automatic Garage Door?

If you’re having a problem with your automatic garage doors, we at Gold Coast Door Centre are just a phone call away.

The sudden worry a broken door, or even moving part, can cause for homeowners and businesses alike.

We are an established Gold Coast family business.

We have more than 20 years’ experience in repairs to automatic garage doors in our region.

Whatever the size of your problem, our friendly team of experts will find it and fix it quickly.

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