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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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Two Types of Garage Door Issues That Must Be Repaired Quickly

by Tyrone Cooper

Here are two types of garage door issues that a property owner should have repaired as soon as they discover them.

Malfunctioning Door Safety Sensors

Many modern motorised garage doors come with safety sensors. These devices detect nearby obstacles when a garage door is in motion and will stop the door from moving any farther if they identify an obstacle that's too close to it. If a person notices that their garage door's safety sensors are malfunctioning (for example, if their door continues to open or close, even when there is a person standing under it), they should seek out a garage door repairs expert immediately. The reason for this is that if these sensors aren't working correctly, someone could get hit by the moving door whilst standing close to it or someone's vehicle could get damaged by the door colliding with it. This could not only result in the person being injured or the vehicle requiring repairs but could also lead to the garage door having to be replaced.

In this situation, the repair expert will initially examine the sensors and clean them, to ensure that the issue is not being caused by dirt, cobwebs and dust interfering with the sensor beams' ability to detect obstacles. They may then check that the sensors' wiring connections are intact and that the sensor beams are in alignment. If necessary, they might then repair the wiring or realign the beams.

Dented or Broken Door Panels

If a person notices that the panels of their garage door have been dented or its panels have been broken, they must get this issue resolved by a repair expert right away. This type of damage could compromise a garage door's insulative properties. This, in turn, could result in the garage's interior getting cold and damp, which could lead to mould formation. This form of damage could also compromise the door's structural integrity and make it easier for someone to break it open and access the valuables within the garage.

If a garage door's panels have broken, a repair specialist might be able to replace these panels, rather than the entire door. If a metal garage door has been dented, the repair person might use specialist tools to manipulate the metal and eliminate the dents. After either of these forms of repair work, the repairperson may then need to repaint the affected areas, as this type of damage often results in the top layer of paint on a garage door cracking or peeling off.

For more information about garage door repairs, reach out to a local service.