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How Often Should I Have My Door Serviced?

This is a question we’re often asked.
Most home owners don’t realize their garage door requires regular maintenance to keep it in good condition; to make it last longer and operate reliably and safely. Door and opener warranties are conditional on you keeping your garage door properly maintained. So maintenance is important for many reasons. You should never wait until there’s a problem before having your door serviced. Proper “maintenance” prevents problems, where usually more expensive and stressful “repairs” fix problems after they arrive.
We carry out both preventative maintenance and repairs to most garage doors, and specialize in B&D garage doors and door openers.
Most door manufacturer’s, including B&D, suggest maintenance every 12 months to keep a door at its optimum. At Garage Door Solutions (Vic), we believe that service intervals vary a lot. There’s no wear and tear to a door that isn’t used. So if you think about one cycle being one complete open and close, we recommend garage doors are serviced at least every 3,000 cycles. This might be a few months for some customers, or several years for others.
All current B&D Controll-A-Door openers electronically count their cycles. On request, we’re able to program a current B&D opener to alert you (via a flashing light) when a nominated cycle count is reached. Very clever technology.
Contact us to learn more, or to book in a service.

Our 10 Point Garage Door Maintenance & Repair Procedure

Our skilled Service Technicians work through the following procedure on every door we maintain or repair. Sometimes not everything is necessary. Sometimes more is needed. Whatever the case, rest assured that when we’re done, your door will be operating at its full potential for its age and condition. This is important for safety, reliability and longevity.

  • Identify and assess the garage door for worn or broken parts, its serviceability and safety to work on.Go to Step 10 if door is unserviceable or cannot be repaired today.
  • Check and adjust operating clearances.
  • Check and retention springs.
  • Check that all bolts are tight.
  • Clean door guides.
  • Lubricate all moving parts.
  • Check and adjust safety reverse system on automatic openers.
  • Check and adjust open and close limits on automatic openers.
  • Test the door in operation.
  • Report further work where necessary.

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Tips on safely using and maintaining your garage door

Like all things mechanical, manual and automatic garage doors need maintenance and care. With regular services and careful use, you can:

  • Achieve the longest possible life from your door, avoiding the hassle and expense of premature replacement.
  • Keep your garage door working reliably.
  • Minimise the risk of harm to you or damage to your property, and continue to use your door in safety and comfort.

Some maintenance tasks should only be carried out by professionals. Springs and everything connected to them should only be adjusted by a qualified Service Technician, as they are capable of applying lethal force if incorrectly adjusted. So, what can you do as a homeowner to ensure you get the best use and the greatest life from your door?

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