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Door Repair Tips

10/03/2016

The Garage Door is one of the most neglected items of any home. Because they work almost 95% of the time without problems, many of us are guilty of not maintaining them as they should. Like any appliance they become worn, and will from time to time require a repair or replacing.

Common issues include its failure to open or lock, warping of the door itself or a misalignment leading to the door failing to offer any protection at all to the items inside.

Below are team look at a few things you can do should you experience a problem with your door.

Whilst this might not have happened last winter and may not for a while as we enter spring, getting locked out because of the cold can be a huge problem.

Most garage door openers made in the past 15 years have pressure adjustments for both raising and lowering. If you check and adjust these settings seasonally you should be able to keep your door running smoothly all year around.

The garage failing to lock is also a big problem (and a worry) for many homeowners, especially those in Huddersfield where there is a history of theft from garages. If you have the unfortunate situation where the door will not lock, check out the below information:

Most garage doors have two horizontal bars that move out from the centre of the door into slots along the side of the door in the door track, effectively locking the door in place. Through constant use, these bars can move slightly out of position so that they are no longer correctly aligned with the locking slots.

If you notice this problem, you can realign the bars by unscrewing the guide brackets on the edges of the door so that they are loose enough to move, and then reposition them so that they smoothly guide the locking bars into the locking slots.

Should you have any problems with conducting any of these works, please call a professional team like Huddersfield Garage Doors for advice and help. Whether it is a small repair or a full new door installation, our garage door company can help you help. Call 01484 829 612.


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