Do you Need Garage Door Repair? 4 Signs to Repair

Homeowners use their garage doors several times a day, every day. Regular use adds up to a significant number of repetitions of going up and down (e.g.: 365 days x 3 times a day = ± 1100 per year) and the resulting wear and tear means garage doors do go wrong and sometimes break.

The reliability and convenience of their garage door means owners take them for granted, and forget that like all machines, these doors require regular maintenance to ensure they keep working year after year.

And, of course, there is sometimes abuse as well (like bumping the door with a car, or children hanging on the door as it goes up).

This means that garage doors do sometimes stop working or go wrong and then they need the service of professional repairs.

However, it is like having your car serviced every 10,000k – regular, preventative maintenance is the best way of ensuring your door remains reliable and in a good state of repair, so you should consider scheduling a service by a trained Garage Door Technician every 24 – 36 months

 Below, we have listed some of the most common warning signs that it is time to hire Brisbane Automatic Garage Door Openers:

1.      Garage door drops:

Manufacturers try and keep them as light as possible, but garage doors are heavy pieces of machinery with a single car doors weighing in the region of 50kg and a double door around 100kg.

If something goes wrong with the tension in the counterbalancing/torque springs, or a spring breaks, the door can drop quite rapidly and dangerously.

Note: One of the safety features in the design of these doors is that the springs almost never fail while the door is fully open, as the springs are only tensioned / torqued up as the door closes, so they tend to fail when the door is closed or almost closed.

If you notice that one of the springs has failed, for safety, you and your family members should stop using the door immediately and schedule a professional to look at it.

This is not only because the door is dangerous and heavy when it closes rapidly, but because a spring will typically lift in the region of 40 – 50kg, and that is an enormous amount of force that can be explosively released if you make a mistake while working on the door.

You should also call a professional if you think your door is closing unpredictably, or if it continues to close under its own load when you stop it while partly opened.

2.      No response to door opener:

If your door is fitted with an Automatic opener, they are quite a complex machines, with several components that can go wrong and may need repair during the lifespan of the door.

If the opener does not respond, or seems to be sluggish, when the push button or remote is used, this could be for several reasons, starting with something simple like a flat battery in the remote, through to something like a damage or failed PCB (Process Control Board).

Diagnosing and tracing electrical and electronic faults, can be tricky, (and expensive if you get it wrong and buy the wrong component online), so call our technicians to check the system and diagnose the fault so you can decide on the repair.

3.      Garage door will not close:

For safety reasons door can be fitted with IR (Infra Red) beams that stops and reverses your door when it is closing and something like a child, car or pet passes through the opening.

Note: These sensors are an excellent safety feature, and we recommend them to all property owners.

If these IR Beams are working as they should, and they are “cut”, the door should stop closing and reverse its motion and return to the fully open position. If they are cut while the door is opening, it will continue to open as this is the safest position if something is in the door opening.

But if one of these IR sensors fails, or it receives a knock that misaligns it, then the homeowner may find that the door will refuse to close or move once it is in the up position.

Or if the alignment is marginal, you may see an unsystematic pattern of door motion, as it stops, starts, and reverses for apparently no reason.

If this is happening, call our technicians so they can check the IR beams and other safety features.

4.      Track misalignment:

With improvements in technology new, modern garage doors usually move smoothly and quietly in their tracks as they go up and down.

Older garage doors with worn out tracks or rollers may have become misaligned and therefore noisy as they rattle and squeak up and down. If the misalignment and wear is significant, the rollers could fall out the tracks, the door could jam, and even the cables my come off the drums and wrap around the axle.

This misalignment should be visible or audible immediately, and then it is recommended that you stop using the door and call our technicians so they can check it and repair it.

Sometimes you only discover that something has gone wrong retrospectively (like a Roller coming out of the track, or a cable flipping off the drum) when you try to open the garage door & it sticks or grinds.

Ehen this happens, don’t try to place the door back on its track by your own as this could end in injury or damaging the garage door. Leaving the door as it is will also assist the technician in diagnosing the real problem, but if you have already taken it apart yourself, he will first have to reassemble the door, before trying to work out why it went wrong, and this is a much more time consuming and costly repair.

For expert garage door services in Brisbane, including both routine and emergency garage door repair and maintenance, you can trust the experienced team at Brisbane Automatic Garage Door Openers. Call 0424 313 713 now or Email admin@brisbaneopeners.com.au!

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Why Garage Door Springs Breakdown – Top 4 Most Common Reasons

Have you ever pulled into your driveway after an exhausting day at the workplace just to discover that your overhead door does not open when you hit the button? Yes, this is not a fun thing at all, especially when you’ve no idea what went wrong.

When your overhead doors stop functioning it’s likely because of the spring breaking – an absolutely common problem that’s easy to have fixed professionally. Your garage door spring can break down for different reasons. Mentioned below are a few:

Wear & Tear:

This is perhaps the number one reason why overhead door spring malfunction. The typical torsion spring will last for nearly 10,000 cycles. A cycle complete when the door goes up & then come down. Even if you were to just leave & come back once all through the day, that still equals to 2 cycles per day. That being said an overhead door spring would simply last for a little more than 13.5 years. However, a lot of people open & close their garage doors several times all through the day, running many cycles, reducing that lifetime to far less than 13.5 years. It’s even feasible to go through 10,000 cycles in about a year.

Rust Aaccumulation:

When rust accumulates on the spring it can make it to easily breakdown & the lifespan of it to be reduced. Rust makes friction on the coil & weakens it also. You can avoid spring break down because of rust by spraying down the coil with a lubricant in regular interval, which keeps it both lubricated & from accumulating rust.

Poor Upkeep:

No doubt wear& tear can eventually make the door spring to break. But, by doing required maintenance you can extend the spring’s life considerably. The 1st thing to do is spray down the coil with lubricants a minimum 3 times a year. Furthermore, you must check out the overhead door balance every season. We’ve found that a lot of people face spring breakdown problems during the winter, so scrutinizing it more regularly during that time is advocated.

Wrong Springs Used:

Your overhead door springs will probably fail sooner than later when you use wrong spring length or wire size. Correctly maintained & built overhead door must have 2 torsion springs, one on each side.

Though broken garage door spring are widespread because of the different reasons mentioned above, that doesn’t mean you’ve to put up with that inconvenience. Brisbane Automatic Garage Door Openers offer quality garage door repair in Brisbane that also includes prompt spring repair. We assure that we can have your overhead door running again in no time.  Call 0424 313 713 now or Email admin@brisbaneopeners.com.au for a service quote.

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