The Dos and Don'ts Of DIY Garage Door Maintenance

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Signs That You Need Garage Door Repair

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Cars need to be packed in an area where outsiders cannot access them. This is the reason for garages, and garage doors provide security for vehicles parked in garages. Frequently, you will find that your garage doors are not working properly. Here are signs that you need to get a garage door repair. Wrongly Aligned Tracks And Broken Springs And Cables One of the issues preventing your garage door from working properly is track misalignment. Read More»

Benefits Of Installing Roller Doors For Your Business

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Whether you have a retail store, warehouse or garage, a commercial roller door will help your business to operate smoothly with minimum fuss. Here are several benefits. Space The opening design of a roller door is a big plus, rolling up into a compact bundle at the head of the doorway. Such a design maximises space. You don’t need an area in front as you do with a tilt-up door, which can be difficult to open if people or vehicles are in the way. Read More»

Why You Should Add an Automatic Gate Before Putting Your Home on the Market

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Some people choose to surround themselves with space rather than to live on top of each other in small “cookie-cutter” communities. If you fall into this category, you may be proud of the place that you call home even though you’re thinking about moving to another community and putting it up for sale. As you look at your options, you will know that any buyer is likely to think like you and will be looking for something that stands out from the rest. Read More»

4 Signs You Should Choose a Sliding Automatic Gate Over a Swing Gate

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Fitting an automatic gate can give your property a high-end look, enhance convenience as you pull in and out, and improve security. Those benefits are yours whether you choose a swing gate or a sliding gate, and both options have their own pros and cons – choosing between them really comes down to looking at your individual needs. With that in mind, here are just four signs you should pick a sliding gate over a swing gate. Read More»

Simple maintenance tips to keep your roller garage door in good repair

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Roller doors are an excellent solution for a garage - they allow the maximum space for the opening, without taking up space themselves when opening and closing. However, there are always things that can go wrong. Keeping up this regular maintenance schedule should prevent any major problems, which could be costly to fix. Tracks Check the tracks every month to ensure that they are not filling up with debris such as mud, old leaves or moss. Read More»

A simple step-by-step guide to lubricating your garage doors

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Are you experiencing squeaking, screeching and banging noises anytime you operate your garage doors? If you need to cover your ears any time you open or close your garage, you have a poorly lubricated system. The constant noises are caused by your tracks, hinges and rollers all grinding against each other and producing unpleasant sounds in the process. And the noise is not the only thing you need to worry about. Read More»

What to Check When Your Garage Door Won't Open or Close Properly

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A garage door opener usually consists of the opener itself inside the garage, a mounted control on the wall of the garage and a remote garage door opener that you either carry on you or install in your car. If you are experiencing trouble with opening or closing your garage door, any of these parts might be at fault. There might also be something wrong with the door itself. If your garage door doesn’t seem to open or close properly, there are a few things you can examine to determine what needs to be fixed for your garage door to function properly again. Read More»

Choosing Automatic Gates: Should You Swing or Slide?

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If you’ve decided to fit automatic gates to your property, then you might not be sure whether to have gates that slide open or gates that swing open. Choosing the design you like best might work in some cases; however, in others you may have to make a decision based on other more practical factors. What do you need to consider before choosing between swinging or sliding gates? How Long Is Your Driveway? Read More»

Pros and Cons of Metal Garage Doors

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When you need a new garage door for your property, you may have more choices for materials than you may realize, including steel, aluminium, wood and fibreglass. While each has its own advantages, metal is still a favourite option for many homeowners, and a metal garage door may be a very affordable option. However, beyond your purchase cost, note a few pros and cons of metal garage doors so you know if this is the right choice for your home. Read More»

Damaged Garage Door Springs: Think Twice Before Replacing Them Yourself

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Your garage door doesn’t open and close as smoothly as it used to before, and you suspect that the problem could lie with the springs. As a DIY enthusiast, you decide to take up the challenge of replacing the springs yourself and save a few dollars in the process. After all, how hard can it be to remove extension and torsion springs and install new ones? Replacing garage door springs may seem like a relatively easy project, but it is one that is full of risks. Read More»