Why You Need To Service Your Garage Door

Your garage is an important part of your home. A way to keep your car, tools and other equipment safe and locked away. If your garage roller door is not working correctly it can become a safety hazard, especially for young children if the mechanisms stop working. And it can also become a security risk if it is not locking properly. It is a good idea to have your garage door serviced regularly to ensure it is working correctly. As the old saying goes ‘prevention is better than a cure’. But why do you need to service your garage door?

Can save you money

Rather than waiting for something to go wrong with your roller door and having to spend a lot of time and money to get it fixed, regular servicing can prevent this. By servicing your roller door, our team are able to come out and check the different mechanisms, lubricate and tighten anything that needs attention. This helps to keep your costs down as the servicing can prolong the life of the roller door and reduce the risk of damages and repairs needing to be done. 

Keeps it working safely

Most roller doors know have a mechanism that will prevent the door from coming down on an object. This is especially important if you have young children that may get in the way of the door. By getting routine services done of your roller door, the safety mechanisms can be checked and fixed if needed. 

This will prevent the door from coming down on children, vehicles or anything else that is in the way of the door fully closing. If the auto-stop mechanism is not working, not only can you damage objects or injure people that are in the way, but it can also cause a lot of damage to your roller door if it continues to close down on a hard object. You may even need to replace the whole roller door if the damage is bad enough. 

Keeps it as good as new

When your roller door is being used every day, that is a lot of opening and closing. With each open and close, your bolts may start to loosen over time. By having your roller serviced, the team at Purple Patch Doors will come through and check the bolts and hinges. We will then tighten anything that is becoming loose. We will also go through and lubricate the different springs, hinges and rollers to help keep the door opening and closing smoothly. This will help to prevent unnecessary noise and keep the door working as good as new. 

Cleaning of the tracks is also important as this will help the roller to continue moving up and down without any issues. 

Prevents unnecessary wear on your motor

If your door is not regularly serviced and maintained, your motor could be under more load than its specifications. This could result in stripped gears and premature wear of your opener meaning it will shorten the lifespan of your opener dramatically.

The motor is designed to work to a certain specification. If you are putting unnecessary strain on the motor, you may need to replace it sooner rather than later. This is not ideal, especially if your roller door is not that old.

Servicing of your roller door is something that you should aim to get done on an annual basis. This will help to prolong the life of your roller door, keep it working nicely and prevent unnecessary noises and stoppages. We use a 10-point safety check to ensure that your door remains safe and operational. After we have completed this check, we will discuss with you if there are any issues or concerns that need to be addressed and work with you to get your roller door working the way it should

For all your garage roller door servicing needs, get in touch with the team at Purple Patch doors today.


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