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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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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.

WHAT COULD POSSIBLY GO WRONG?

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.

5 GARAGE DOOR SAFETY TIPS

  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.

     

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    • 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: www.goldcoastdoorcentre.com.au

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

How To Maintain Your 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.

Convenience

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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