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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

 

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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

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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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Where Do I Get My Garage Doors Fixed on the Gold Coast?

At Gold Coast Door Centre, we know how much of a problem it is when your garage door stops working properly.

This may be an unexpected sound when in use, or an uneven opening or closing motion.

Of course, the worst-case scenario is when your door will not open or close at all.

Whatever the extent of the problem, we offer fast, efficient and friendly garage door repairs all year round.

With more than 25 years’ experience fitting and maintaining garage doors on the Gold Coast, we are here to help with all garage door issues.

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Installing an Automated Roller Door

At Gold Coast Door Centre, we know that having an automated roller door installed is an important decision for a family to make.

Garage doors make a big impression on visitors and passers-by alike, and the workings and layout of the door itself have to be accommodated and carefully thought out.

For a lot of people choosing roller doors, sectional designs are the way to go. They combine a smart design with smooth operation and top security.

For installation of sectional garage doors on the Gold Coast, we’re the experts.

Top Quality

We are accredited dealers of B&D Panelift® sectional steel doors.

We believe these are the best quality sectional doors on the market and as dealers and fitters we comply with all the manufacturer’s standards when it comes to installation and maintenance of B&D products.

The Gold Coast can sometimes experience weather conditions that test the mettle of any outdoor structure.

If you live in an area vulnerable to cyclones, you can be sure that all our products and workmanship are of the highest quality.

Any doors we fit will be right for their owner, whatever area you live in or whatever kind of budget you have.

Every section panel in Panelift® roller doors is made of high quality steel.

The panels are precision engineered and reinforced to withstand continual use as well as the weather.

They are finished in Colorbond®, offering a huge range of colours to match any frame or building décor.

Expert Fitters

We at Gold Coast Door Centre are experts when it comes to installing and maintaining sectional garage doors on the Gold Coast.

We are well established in the area, offering exceptional service for more than a quarter of a century.

We are a family-run and owned business with a proven track record valued by B&D Garage Doors, Queensland’s premier manufacturer of automated roller and sectional doors.

We feel our partnership is right for the Gold Coast and our customers’ needs.

As well as our residential services, fit and maintain automated commercial doors for businesses. Our work and the products we fit are guaranteed for five years.

Automatic Choice

Gold Coast Door Centre has a reputation built on our customer service. We support our installations with after-care by friendly staff.

Our fitters are qualified to the highest standards and all our team is committed to helping you install and maintain the right door for your home.

If you’d like to know more about your options for sectional garage doors on the Gold Coast, just get in touch.

Visit our website or you can call us on (07) 5535 5100. We carry out free measurements and quotes in all suburbs, and look forward to hearing from you.

You may find our previous post “Make Sure Your Roller Door is Fixed before Storms Hit the Gold Coast” of interest to you:

Make sure your roller door is fixed before storms hit the Gold Coast

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Make sure your roller door is fixed before storms hit the Gold Coast

Here at Gold Coast Door Centre, we appreciate how important your garage roller door is, especially when it stops working.

People tend to take their roller doors for granted, until something goes wrong.

Roller doors are so useful they become part of everyday life, making it easy to forget they are actually quite complex pieces of machinery.

Our team has the experience and expertise to get your roller door back to doing what it does best, quickly.

For fast and efficient garage door repair in Miami, Qld, look no further than Gold Coast Door Centre.

Don’t Panic

It always comes as a shock when a roller door doesn’t roll. The fact is, anything with moving parts that is being used over and over again will suffer from wear and tear.

Rest assured your door can and will be fixed and you can get back to normal as soon as possible.

The chances are that the problem will be something quick and easy to fix. Our skilled and experienced engineers will rapidly identify the cause of your jam and get to work.

If you hire our technicians for regular maintenance they can often determine if there is an issue that will need to be fixed to ensure your roller door keeps operating.

We are a B&D Accredited Dealer so for garage door repair in Miami, Qld, you can rely on the quality of all work we carry out on your roller door and its associated parts and equipment.

You may notice that when we’ve finished your door works better than it did before.

Roller doors should operate smoothly and quietly every time and we will make sure this is the case before we leave your property.

Keep on Rolling

If you need to call us out to repair your door, we will service all its working parts to ensure you have no more problems for the foreseeable future.

We will also take you through the steps you can take yourself to help keep your roller door in good working order.

Because the operations of these doors are quite often taken for granted, people don’t always realise there are a few basics that you can all keep on top of to help things to continue to run smoothly.

We recommend you have your roller door serviced every 12 months.

This will keep springs, their tensioners and openers working to specification every time.

In the meantime, we can advise you on which parts might need some occasional lubrication to help prevent future seizing.

Your garage houses your vehicle, and like your car, your roller door has working parts that need regular servicing so contact Gold Coast Door Centre to talk to our experienced team about how often you need to service your garage door.

Our Door is Open

As we are one of the Gold Coast’s most experienced dealers and engineers, we are able to offer excellent value for money. For the best garage door repair in Miami, Qld, contact us.

You may find our previous post ”Can Your Garage Door Opener Overheat” of interest to you:

Can Your Garage Door Opener Overheat?

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Is Your Automatic Garage Door Working Properly?

There is no question that automatic garage doors make your life much easier.

They are a very convenient system to have during winter or when there is heavy rain.

They do a lot for you on a daily basis, but it is easy to forget about them until they start failing.

It is important to do a thorough inspection at least once a year to check that everything is working as it should.

Common Signs of Trouble

A garage door will be opened and closed more than a thousand times throughout the year, which gives the mechanism plenty of chances to get damaged.

The door has different movable parts and they are all subject to wear and tear, so it is only natural that something is bound to happen.

However, regular servicing will make it easier for you to repair your automatic garage door.

A technician will check that everything is in good condition and let you know if there are any problems that need to be taken care of.

If that is the case, they should give you a quote before starting any work.

Strange noises or halting motions are clear indications that something is not right. You might need to lubricate the movable parts.

You can oil your door on your own but always following the recommendations of the manufacturer and installer.

They will be able to tell you what type of lubricant to use to achieve the best results.

If that does not help, the you need to call a technician to test and repair the automatic garage door.

Do not attempt to repair it on your own. You can do a visual inspection and point out your findings to the technician but trying to repair it could make it worse.

Remember that qualified technicians undergo training to be able to work with the mechanism safely.

Call us today if you need emergency repairs or for garage door servicing. We cover all suburbs on the Gold Coast.

To assist you in the event your garage door opener is lost or stolen, we have provided this article as a download for future reference, you can download a PDF version of the article here: What should you do if you lose your remote garage door opener?

You might also find our previous article of interest: Repairing Your Garage Door Doesn’t Need to Be Expensive

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What should you do if you lose your remote garage door opener?

Garage door openers can be lost in a variety of different ways, from simply being mislaid to being stolen out of the vehicle or even deliberately taken by thieves targeting your home.

Losing the active remote garage door opener means that you are vulnerable, because anyone could open the garage doors and come into your property.

The first thing that you should do is unplug the receiver system for your door, and make arrangements to get a brand-new one.

Finding the details you need The first step in replacing your garage door opener is to look at the information that you still have.

Just like with a TV remote control, you can program your new garage door remote to control your own garage.

Start by looking at the garage door itself.

On the receiver unit attached to the garage door, there should be a series of details about the remote control system, including:

 Manufacturer name
 model name
 model number

These details can often be easily replaced by googling the model number and the manufacturers details.

However, sometimes the manufacturer is no longer operating, or the model is no longer being made.

In this case, you will have to look at other options.

Other ways to replace your remote You will need to take other steps in order to find a new garage door opener.

 You might try a universal garage door remote. This is believed to be able to work with any other type of remote control system.
 Buy a remote control of the same type as your old model.
 Ask a locksmith for assistance. They will be able to assist you by resetting the code in the remote, and can also open your garage door for you.
 Find a lock switch. This switch will allow you to buy a new garage door opener that responds to your garage door receiver. You might even be able to upgrade your old system to get advanced features.

Programming your new garage door remote

If you decide to purchase a new garage door remote, you need to make sure that the remote you buy offers the same programming system as the previous remote garage door opener.

For example, most modern remote controls have a LEARN/Smart button system that allows you to sync the remote and the receiver together.

Older models may need to be operated by a professional garage door installer.

Call us today if you need emergency repairs or for garage door servicing. We cover all suburbs on the Gold Coast.

To assist you in the event your garage door opener is lost or stolen, we have provided this article as a download for future reference, you can download a PDF version of the article here: What should you do if you lose your remote garage door opener?

You might also find our previous article of interest: Where To Get Your Remote Garage Door Opener Fixed     

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Where to Get Your Remote Garage Door Opener Fixed

Nobody would choose a television that has to be operated without a remote control and the same can be said for a garage door. Once you enjoy the convenience of opening and closing your door with minimal effort, it is hard to go back. This is why it is even more frustrating to find out that your remote garage door opener has stopped working.

No matter how many times you press the button, you have to finally resign yourself to opening the door manually. If this scene sounds familiar, do not worry, your local garage door specialist can help.

Getting a Diagnosis

Your remote control is a radio transmitter that sends a code to the receiver to operate your garage door. There are a few things that could go wrong with the remote and one of the most common ones is that the batteries have stopped working. This is an easy fix and all you have to do is take the old batteries to the store with you and get new ones.

It is always better to pay a little bit more for batteries that will save you the trouble of having to replace them constantly.

If new batteries are not doing it, check that the battery compartment of your remote garage door opener is in good condition. If the battery contacts are dirty or wet, they would need to be cleaned or dried before you can put the batteries back in.

If you have more than one garage door opener in the house, check if the other ones work. If none of them do, this is not a battery issue.

It could be that an object is blocking the signal between the receiver and the remote. If that is not the case, you need to consult a technician.

A Gold Coast garage door specialist will be able to reset the remote and check that the receiver is working properly.

Call us today if you need emergency repairs or for garage door servicing. We cover all suburbs on the Gold Coast.

Check out our previous post Repairing Your Automatic Garage Door Doesn’t Have to Be Expensive