Common Door Faults

With many moving components it’s common for issues to arise and professional repairs to be needed. It’s recommended that your garage door gets annual maintenance for safety, security and longevity but faults can occur for many reasons. Garage Door Opener Won’t Work – Maybe your garage door may not lock or it won’t open from closed. It is usually due to issues with the lifting mechanism. Gaps Or Cracks Appearing – Cracks will be more common in wooden garage doors. In many cases, a repair can be carried out but it may be that you would benefit from a replacement door in a more suitable material.  Strange Creaking or Grinding Noises – After constant use, your door can develop new sounds such as creaking or grinding. It can be for...
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Repairing a garage door

Garage doors have 2 main components, the door itself and the opener. If the door needs repairing whether it lifts in sections or in one piece it works on spring tension. There will be metal tracks on the wall that the door moves on and a heavy spring(s) provide the power. Most door failures can be repaired simply. First, check the metal tracks, are the mounting brackets tight, are there any dents, crimps or flat spots, if either then a repair can be done. If the tracks are badly damaged then they would need to be replaced. Checking that the tracks are aligned correctly with a level, horizontal tracks should slant down slightly at the back whereas with roll-up doors the vertical sections of the track should be plumb. They...
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Why are sectional overhead doors so popular?

Sectional overhead doors are a type of door that is made up of several panels that move along tracks to open and close. They are often used in commercial or industrial settings, as they can span large openings without taking up too much space. Sectional overhead doors are a type of door that is made up of several panels that move along tracks to open and close. They are often used in commercial or industrial settings, as they can span large openings without taking up too much space. There are a number of reasons why sectional overhead doors have become so popular in recent years. Here are just a few: They are very space-efficient : As mentioned, sectional doors don’t take up much space when they are open, which is...
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Garage Door Security

Garage door security is important regardless of what you choose to store in your garage. Most people pay much closer attention to home security, and garages are often left exposed and at greater risk of burglary. Aside from the apparent deterrents such as closing your garage door and locking it. The simplest form of security is fitting motion sensor lights. This can deter thieves as it draws attention to anyone nearby. This is particularly important if your garage is detached from your home, as shadowy spaces allow unwanted visitors to go about their business unnoticed. Having a side door or windows in your garage can be convenient, but it is often the weakest point of entry. Making sure all regular doors and windows are locked and covered so no one...
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What exactly are ’round the corner’ garage doors?

When it comes to home improvement projects, there are a few things that are always popular. Upgrading your garage door is one of them! A new garage door can add style and functionality to your home, and it’s a project that you can usually complete in just a few hours. But with so many different types of garage doors available, which one should you choose for your home? If you’re not sure where to start, don’t worry – we’re here to help! In this article, we’ll introduce you to the basics of ’round the corner’ garage doors. We’ll explain what they are, how they work, and why they might be the perfect choice for your home. So read on for all the information you need to know about ’round the...
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