Compact Garage Door Openers

Designed for single or double roller doors, these openers fit on either side of the roller door, and rest on the bracket that supports the door. They are powerful and fast, and tend to have a rugged DC motor. As they fit onto the side of the door, they are easy to install and to replace. Care must be taken while installing to prevent the tension on the springs from being released, or the door falling off the bracket while installing. DIYers should be careful when doing the installation alone

In case you want to purchase a right type of garage door opener or looking for a successfully replacing the openers then simply rely on the best. Garage door repair specialists, Brisbane Automatic Garage Door Openers offers garage door opener repair and consultation in Brisbane. As one of the leading garage door professionals, we offer exceptional and affordable service like automatic garage door, tilt garage door openers repair and sectional garage door repair in Brisbane. We extend our service are to Brisbane’s surrounding suburbs, south to the Gold Coast, North to the Sunshine Coast & west to Ipswich

Feel free to contact us today at 0424 313 713.

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Garage Door Opener Repair Useful Tips

Familiarize yourself with steps you can take to perform basic maintenance and testing on a regular basis. Visually inspect for signs of wear and look out for proper lubrication of the brackets, hinges and rollers. A user manual usually includes a variety of different tests that will ensure your doors safety. In the case of anything getting damaged, it is best to leave it to a trained professional as these doors are heavy and moving parts are under high tension.
Buying an automatic garage door for the first time can be a bit of a decision. With a bit of research on the internet one can easily see the different types of automatic doors and all the accessories that come with them. The 2 most popular types of doors are timber look finished garage doors and slim line steel look garage doors. The timber doors are more expensive than steel doors, but will add an elegant look to any home. For one of the best investments towards any home and household safety, buy an automatic garage door rather than a normal self-help manual garage door.

Brisbane Automatic garage Door Openers is one of the leading automatic garage door opener providers in Brisbane. We services, sell and install a complete range of garage door openers to home and business owners, builders, real estate agents, strata companies & body corporate entities. Visit us at

http://www.brisbaneopeners.com.au/garage_door_openers.html .

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Tips to Repair Garage Door Opener

Garage doors are a key part of your house and are the entrance you probably use most often to access your home. While offering convenience, they also need to ensure security and protect your house and possessions, and that means they need to operate efficiently and safely every time.

To ensure the required reliability, safety and security, their design has evolved over the years and they are now very simple and rugged machines that can stand up to significant abuse and generally keep on working, even if they have some minor damage and need repairs and servicing. That means that as we go about our daily lives, we seldom take notice of them and never check them or carry out routine maintenance. We are used to carrying out regular and routine maintenance on other appliances and furnishings, but despite their importance to our lives, we never give the Garage Door the attention its importance demands.

But as they are made of metal and plastic parts and components that move, rotate and slide, they do wear and sometimes fail. Infrequently, this failure is very noticeable and the door sticks or jams, and even on rare occasions it is spectacular, like the door falling off or coming out of its tracks.

But mostly, before you have major problems, the door will give you an early warning that something is wrong. Typically you will notice that it has started making a strange or different noise, or it does not move up and down as smoothly as it did before. Sometimes the door picks up a minor and intermittent problem like stopping and reversing and you need to operate it several times before it opens or closes properly. Another typical indicator is that when you return home the door is open, but you are sure you closed it when you left

DIY REPAIRS

The tools required to repair Garage Doors are pretty basic, and you can repair most garage doors problems if you have:

  • Socket set (Metric and AF)
  • Spanner set Metric and AF)
  • Screwdriver set
  • Claw hammer (16-20oz)
  • Electric drill / driver

Safety to yourself and any one assisting you should be the priority, and remember that Garage Doors weigh up to 130kg (and sometimes more) and when that weight is 2-3m above the garage floor, that means that there are some significant hazards, particularly when you are working with the structural elements of the door or the springs.

Below is some advice on some simple repairs of Garage door openers, and hopefully this will give you some useful insight.

 

  • Repairing problems with Remotes and push buttons.

If you have an automatic opener that is operating erratically, start by looking for problems with the Remotes. These radio transmitters take a lot of abuse while dangling on key rings, living in sweaty pockets, and being dropped and bashed, etc. So they eventually do fail, or become erratic, or start working spontaneously.

Repairing remotes is easy if it is a battery that needs replacing, or a faulty button and coding in another button is a solution.

But when it is not something easily repairable, to ensure reliability, it is better to replace it. Now that these remotes are freely available online, as well as from the large hardware stores, replacement remotes are now relatively cheap. Alternatively you can go directly to the original suppliers, who should have agents or branches in the big centers.

But in this world of online shopping, probably your most convenient option is to use a reputable online supplier like Retro-remotes (http://www.retro-remotes.com/), as they will supply original or generic replacement remotes, along with an instruction card for coding them in, and they also offer free technical advice.

If the opener has a “Bell Push” wall button, these are normally quite crude and cheaply made. Often if you have problems like the door opening spontaneously, this may be caused by bad or loose connections inside the bell push or the flex connecting it to the opener. It also may be that the spring inside the bell push has become worn with repeated use, and is connecting continually

  • Repairing and replacing the worn out gears on your old chain driven opener.

More difficult for the DIY home owner are defects or damage to a major part such as the main gears inside the door opener, or the springs on the door. In such cases, the repair is more involved, and requires a higher level of knowledge and skill with tools.

If you can hear the motor running, but the chain is not moving, chances are that one of the gears on the main drive is broken.

Before attempting a repair, you should check that the Control Card and Limit Switch are OK, and this you do by running the motor and checking that the shaft rotates first in one direction and then stops at (say) the top limit, and then when you start it again, it runs in the opposite direction and then stops at the bottom limit. Repeat this a few times to ensure that is does this reliably, and so that you know which is the top limit, and which is the bottom.

If it does not do this, your repair has just become a lot more complicated and expensive, but if the Control Card and Limit Switch perform as they are meant to, then you can be pretty certain that it is one of the cogs or the drive sprockett that is damaged

Before attempting any repair, first and foremost you should disconnect the electric supply to the garage door opener to protect yourself from electric shock.

Next check that the main drive sprocket on top of the opener that drives the chain, is still intact. Sometimes these are fixed with a split pin or cotter pin, and if this pin has sheared, the motor may be driving the shaft but as the drive sprocket is no longer attached to the shaft, it does not rotate.

Another common problem occurs when the soft metal bearing on the shaft collapses in the direction that the chain pulls it. If it wears a bit, the motor may become more noisy, but will still operate reliably, however, as it wears even more, the drive sprocket may start scraping on something and making a noise, this is generally an indication that the bearing has collapsed more than is safe.

If the motor is running but the sprocket is not turning, also check that bearing hasn’t collapsed so much that the shaft started touching the pressed steel casing of the opener and that over time this has cut into the shaft itself so much that it has weakened and sheared off.

Careful scrutiny of this is needed, as the chain may hold the sprocket it place even if the shaft has sheared off

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Automatic Garage Door Advantages

With rapid advancements in new technology, almost everything nowadays can be managed with the switch of a button. From automatic can openers, washers and sprinklers to automatic garage doors. Automatic garage door openers are very convenient and come standard in most garages today. Hustling and hassling with the opening and locking of manual garage doors are history. Automatic doors are not only a terrific, convenient and extremely user friendly, but they are a superb investment that will be used daily and will keep your home safe. Not only will automatic garage door openers provide better safety and enhance the look of your home, they will also save you so time and effort by making your life so much easier.

When it comes to crime you never know what could happen in a split second. By spending less time opening and closing your garage door you decrease your changes of becoming a victim to crime. The perk of owning automatic doors is that when they close, the doors are automatically locked and you will never have to stress and wonder whether or not your car & valuables are safe. You still need to remain attentive when owning an automatic garage door, as they are manufactured with many safety features they may still cause danger when in motion. Safety features such as sensors play a huge part in safety; therefore it is vital to keep these features maintained. The benefit of these sensors is that they halt the door’s closing when something is sensed in the path of the door, thus ensuring your children or pets’ safety.

Garage Door Opener Repair Tips

Familiarize yourself with steps you can take to perform basic maintenance and testing on a regular basis. Visually inspect for signs of wear and look out for proper lubrication of the brackets, hinges and rollers. A user manual usually includes a variety of different tests that will ensure your doors safety. In the case of anything getting damaged, it is best to leave it to a trained professional as these doors are heavy and moving parts are under high tension.

Buying an automatic garage door for the first time can be a bit of a decision. With a bit of research on the internet one can easily see the different types of automatic doors and all the accessories that come with them. The 2 most popular types of doors are timber look finished garage doors and slim line steel look garage doors. The timber doors are more expensive than steel doors, but will add an elegant look to any home. For one of the best investments towards any home and household safety, buy an automatic garage door rather than a normal self-help manual garage door.

Brisbane Automatic garage Door Openers is one of the leading automatic garage door opener providers in Brisbane. We services, sell and install a complete range of garage door openers to home and business owners, builders, real estate agents, strata companies & body corporate entities. Visit us at

http://www.brisbaneopeners.com.au/garage_door_openers.html .

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Best Garage Door Repair Company in Brisbane

Every homeowner in Brisbane will also agree that a garage door enhances the overall aesthetics of a home as well as ensures security. For which, it is important for every homeowner to get assistance of a professional garage door company in Brisbane, which will help in enhancing as well as maintaining its functionality and performance.

In this case, you should rely on one of the leading and most reputable garage door company in Brisbane- Brisbane Automatic Garage Door Openers. They always aim to deliver exceptional garage door service and solutions for achieving 100 % client satisfaction.

Service area of Brisbane Automatic Garage Door Openers: Their service area covers Brisbane and its surrounding suburbs like

  • South to the Gold Coast
  • North to the Sunshine Coast & West to Ipswich.

Wide range of industry best garage door service by Brisbane Automatic Garage Door Openers includes:

  • Supply and installation of new garage door openers
  • Garage door repair service such as sectional garage door repair, roller door repair, etc
  • Garage door spring replacement
  • Garage door servicing

They are capable of handling as well as providing best solutions for wide variety of garage doors like Roller Door, Panel Lift Door, Sectional Door and Tilt Door, etc. As a reliable garage door company in Brisbane, they offer a professional free quote service and are always ready to discuss about any of your garage door needs. Whether you need effective solution for broken garage door openers or looking for reliable automatic garage door service in Brisbane, Brisbane Automatic Garage Door Openers will prove to be your one stop destination.

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Types of Garage Door Openers in Brisbane

Just about every home in Brisbane has a garage door and most of these have an automatic garage door opener fitted. These doors provide the home with security, and an automatic opener gives us push button convenience. But none of us think about either of them – until they go wrong!

And that is about when we discover that we know very little about them. We don’t know that there are different types of doors available, or that not all doors can be fitted to our garage, or what are our options for repair or automation.

In this post, we are going to discuss about the types of automated garage door openers, which will help you in giving an idea to pick the desired one. Please read on!

  1. A) Tilt Doors and Sectional Doors

#Option1- Chain Drive Garage Door Openers:

The majority of older Tilt Doors and Sectional Doors in Brisbane use this chain driven classic garage door opener. These openers have a unit that contains the controls and the electric motor, and this unit drives a bicycle chain attached o a trolley which in turn is connected to the garage door  by a j-arm. The trolley runs up and down a rail or a track and the chain is exposed.

  • These are common on the Tilt Doors installed on the traditional “Queenslander” houses. These chain driven garage door openers are rugged and reliable and for years have been one of the most economical options
  • But recent and potential changes to Australia Health and Safety regulations for garage door openers, means that this system with an exposed chain drive has meant that reputable suppliers of garage door openers have moved to a “C-Rail” system, which has the belt or chain totally enclosed within the rail.
  • This means that we no longer install the traditional Chain Drive Garage Door Opener on domestic garage doors.

#Option2- Belt Drive Garage Door Openers:

As a result of the Health and Safety compliance issues already mentioned in Option 1, , their  sleekness and much reduced noise levels, the belt driven garage door opener is now the preferred option, particularly in more up-market accommodation.

  • The door is lifted by a steel reinforced rubber belt that is entirely enclosed within the “C-Rail” system.
  • Newer and quieter motors and gearboxes, and the reduced vibration resulting from eliminating the chain, has meant further reduction in noise levels and wear and tear.

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Think Safety When Choosing Opener for Garage Door

A garage door can weigh anywhere between 50 – 150kg. Over time your door will require periodic maintenance to ensure that everything is working at its optimum level and is not causing any unnecessary wear and tear. It is also essential to make sure that all your garage door opener accessories like photo eye beams and your safety system are tested regularly. These accessories prevent the garage door opener from operating and closing on a person, animal or vehicle.

Garage door openers are operated by remotes which can be used from inside the property or in addition, accessories like keypads can be installed outside the home so that access can be given to anyone who needs to enter the property through the garage door via a 4 digit pin.

Brisbane Automatic Garage Door Openers is a certified reseller and trained installer of garage door openers. Our service area covers Brisbane and all its surrounding suburbs, south to the Gold Coast, North to the Sunshine Coast & west to Ipswich. Visit us at http://www.brisbaneopeners.com.au/garage_door_repairs_and_servicing.html

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