Roller Doors normally get a lot of use and with so many moving parts, it is inevitable that something will eventually wear out. Many people like to see if they can fix things around the home to save money but there are a few things you should consider before deciding on using a garage door repair service. A roller door can be particularly tricky to get right due the the many moving parts and the intricate design of the door itself. You may find some quality DIY videos on the internet but if you are doubt or are at risk of injury feel free to call us for some free advice. We are happy to help with any roller door repair enquiries which may arise.
Keep in mind that garage doors come with two different kinds of mechanisms. The extension springs can be found on both sides over the upper tracks. The torsion springs can be found secured to the header, right above the closed door. If you have a door with torsion springs, you should never try to replace the rollers on your own. These are under tension and if you do something with the lower brackets, there is a high chance for you to be seriously injured. This is a job for pros only.
Garage Door Parts
For the best operation and maintenance of your garage door, the garage door parts should be repaired or replaced as and when the need arises. The type of garage door parts depends on whether it is operated manually or automatically through clickers. A typical overhead door has several panels hinged together that roll along a system of tracks guided by rollers. The weight of the door rests on extension or torsion springs. These springs consist of cable wires, winding cones and much more. Basically, there are numerous components that enable proper functioning of the garage door. It is advised to lubricate the door parts regularly for hassle-free working. Presence of stores globally providing high quality, cost-effective parts and easy accessibility has made life easy for people.
Garage Door Maintenance
Another easy inspection a homeowner can make is testing the balance of the door. A door is properly “balanced” when it stays in place after it has been stopped in any partially opened position. An unbalanced garage door could crash to the floor possibly striking someone under the open door.
To perform the balance test, the door needs to be closed and the release mechanism disabled so the door can be lifted by hand. The release mechanism is typically disabled by pulling the cord attached to a release pin. The door should lift smoothly without much effort, as well as staying open in place when lifted. The tension spring(s) should be doing the heavy lifting, not you. If the door is unbalanced, it should be adjusted only by a professional technician due to the potential safety hazard. The springs are under a significant amount of tension, and if not handled properly, can result in bodily harm.
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