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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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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.

     

  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: 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

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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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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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Repairing Your Automatic Garage Door Doesn’t Have to Be Expensive

It can be easy to forget about your garage door until it is screaming for attention. The cost of
repairing it will vary depending on the problem and if any parts need to be replaced.

Keeping your door in good condition is the best way to ensure your safety and comfort, particularly during winter.

If your garage door needs repairs, it is time to act.

Call the Professionals

Gold Coast technicians are familiar with all types of doors and will efficiently diagnose and repair
your automatic garage door. Do not attempt to repair your garage door yourself. You could make
matters much worse and you will end up spending more money fixing it. Not to mention that without the proper training, repairing a garage door can be dangerous.

Contacting the professionals in the first place will end up saving you money in the long term.

Act Fast

You might think that that weird noise or halting motion is not a big deal but it can become one.
Ignoring a problem will not make it go away and in fact, it can make it worse. The best course of
action is to call your technician and have them assess the problem.

They will be able to repair it in time and you will save money.

Service It

The best way to avoid expensive repairs is by servicing your door regularly. The mechanism is
constantly moving and prone to wear and tear. Your technician will let you know how often it
should be serviced.

During the service, they will carefully inspect your door to ensure that everything is working properly.

If they need to repair your automatic garage door, they will do so

before the problem becomes more serious. It is suggested to service it ahead of winter, which is
when you are likely to need it the most.

Discuss scheduling a regular service with your local Gold Coast garage door technician and save yourself a future headache.

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