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We don't have a particularly large garage, and we do anything we can to try and conserve space. The old garage door had quite a wide swinging hinge, which meant there was a large area where we could not store anything. We have recently switched to a slimline garage door, which rolls up overhead and has a much smaller profile overall. Not only do we have more space, but the new garage door also looks great and has made the whole garage look nicer. This blog is all about new options for garage doors with slimline profiles and modern styling.

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Garage Door Repairs

by Tyrone Cooper

Garage doors include mechanical moving parts that are largely ignored save for the time you need to get your car out of the garage. It is when the garage door has a problem opening or closing that it seizes your attention. Then comes the issue of repairs, and the cost of garage door repairs can be high. Before it gets to the time when you call a technician, there are some things you can do to extend the life of the door.

Regular maintenance will greatly increase the lifetime of any machine, including your garage door. This needs to be carried out at least once a year. The company that installed it probably specified the interval between carrying out maintenance tasks.

Even if the garage door is working well, calling technicians to come and perform maintenance is cheaper than waiting for the next time the garage door refuses to open or shut down.

The simple maintenance tasks you can do are:

  • Cleaning the tracks and drying them. Dirt can be the culprit that impedes the opening or closing of the garage door. If there is any debris that you can easily and safely remove from the door, do it.
  • Lubricating the tracks, rollers and any other moving parts. This should be done after the tracks have been cleaned and dried.
  • Ensuring the tracks are aligned properly and without dents. It is possible to remove dents on the tracks using a hammer. You can align the tracks by loosening the bolts and nudging them back to place gently with a hammer.
  • Tightening any loose bolts with a screwdriver.

Most if not all modern garage doors consist of a spring mechanism somewhere in their structure. Some problems with the garage door may be caused by a malfunction in these springs, which are high tension coils. Trying to repair your garage door is risky because if the springs malfunction, the garage door might fall on you.

For this reason, it is recommended that you call a technician for garage door repairs. Choose the best technician in terms of cost effectiveness and reputation. It is cheaper to be alive and well than spend any amount of money on professional garage door repairs.

Keep in mind that with automatic/motorised garage doors, the place to begin checking when the door isn't opening is the power supply. Find out if the door is receiving power. If it is not, the problem is not the garage door.