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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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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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Where to go on the Gold Coast with Garage Door Repairs

If your garage door has stopped working, then you may need to start looking for someone to help you repair it. If you are wondering where to go on the Gold Coast with your garage door repairs,
then you need to think about what services you need, and what team is best to provide repairs.

Choosing the perfect door repair company can make it much easier to get your repairs done quickly and correctly, and will mean that your garage door is soon working again, without you having to pay a lot of money, or perform the repairs yourself.

Looking for a repair company

The first place to start any search for a repair company is by looking online. Most companies will have some kind of website which you can use to find out more about their services, read
testimonials from other customers, and make contact with them. You may also find that some businesses will have social media accounts, a quick way to assess the company and decide whether
they are suitable for your needs.

In addition to looking for companies directly, you may also benefit from talking to friends and colleagues about repairs on their garage doors. If someone has recently had a good experience with a repair team, then you may feel more confident about approaching that company to do your garage door repairs. Referrals can also help you to get a feel for the company, so that you know what to expect from the business.

Hiring garage door repair companies

When you have a short list of repair companies that might be able to help you, then you need to start narrowing down the field. When you are thinking about where to go on the Gold Coast with
garage door repairs, proximity can be a big positive. You don’t want to employ a team to drive for hours before they arrive at your door, since they might bill you for this time. Having someone close by can also be a good way to ensure that you are able to receive help quickly when you need it.

However, you should always prioritise good service, and a business which has positive reviews, plus regular work, can be the most likely garage door repair company to meet all of your needs, and help you to get your garage door working correctly.

Call us today for a Free Measure & Quote. We cover all suburbs on the Gold Coast.

You can download a copy of Where to go for Garage Door Repairs for future reference.