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DIY vs Garage Door Specialists

Advantages of Using Your Local Garage Door Engineers

While sometimes doing a household job by yourself can save you money and feels rewarding, there are certain jobs which should be left to the professionals. When it comes to your garage door, there are of course some simple tasks which many people will be capable of carrying out themselves such as applying lubricant. However, there are advantages to calling out a garage door specialist now and again to assist your garage door maintenance including the fact they will be using specialist products, tools, and techniques. There also more complicated jobs which should always be left to the professionals such as installing a new garage door or fixing problems with the automation. Garage Door rescue are local garage door specialists based in Swindon, Gloucester, Chipping Norton, Chippenham, Bath, Oxford, and Reading. Our engineers have years of training on repairing and installing garage doors both past and present and they will live locally to your area. If you live in or nearby to the areas listing above, then call a professional at Garage Door Rescue on 01793 393503 to take care of all your garage door repairs and installation needs today.

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Here at Garage Door Rescue, we advise that you carry out some garage door maintenance at least once a year by preferably twice to keep your garage door working in optimal condition and to prolong its life. This maintenance work can include applying lubrication and testing the automation operation. Some garage door types need more maintenance than others.

Keeping your garage door parts lubricated will prevent strain and potential damage with parts not moving together correctly or getting stuck, much like keeping a bike chain lubricated to keep it in good and safe working order. You can use a spray lubricant for the springs and a solid grease for the joints and openings. It may save you a lot of time and effort to hire a garage door specialist to do the lubrication process for you. As experts in the field, you are more likely to receive a top quality service that will prevent future problems from occurring. They will use all the right products for your garage door and leave your door working as good as new.

Automated or roller garage doors should be tested regularly and we recommend doing this once a month to check it’s safety reversal system. If your garage door opens and closes via a laser beam and sensors on either side of the door then sweep your foot or an object under the garage door as it closes. When you do this the garage door should stop and or reopen. If it doesn’t then you have a problem and you have a safety issue as it could close on you, or your car as you are walking or driving through. Firstly check there are no spider’s webs or unknown species on your sensors by wiping them clean, this normally sorts the problem. Quite often the sensors will flash repeatedly and you will hear a quiet clicking sound if there is a problem with the sensors not working. If wiping them clean doesn’t work then it is likely you will need to call a garage door engineer out to look into it further. If your door is mechanical, put a piece of wood underneath it as it closes and it should touch it and then reopen. If not then it needs a repair, again to ensure it doesn’t close on you or your vehicle.

If you have a busy lifestyle, carry out maintenance twice a year might not even be an option for you. Do not forget that your garage door is one of the heaviest pieces of moving equipment in your home and they can be very expensive to replace. It is important that your garage is not neglected so we definitely recommend contacting a good garage door company who will have the time and skills to carry out a maintenance visit.  

Garage Door Repairs

People can use their garages for many reasons; storing their car, utilising it for storage, as a utility room, as a workshop, or for storing everything but your kitchen sink in, so a faulty garage door can cause you lots of problems in your day to day life. At Garage Door Rescue, we have over 20 years experience assessing and repairing a variety of garage doors. We are confident that our garage door repairs will please you and provide you with many years of usage.

The signs that your garage door needs a repair are when it is saggy, heavy, unbalanced and noisy. All of these issues are usually easy to fix and often involve new springs, rollers and cables being fitted to give your garage door a new lease of life and many more years of use.

If you spot a problem with your garage door then we recommend that you call a Garage Door Expert to come out and repair or replace any parts as trying to do this yourself could result in you injuring yourself at the time or something or someone in the future. Garage Doors are solid and heavy with lots of mechanical parts so we recommend you need an experienced engineer to come out and fix it for you. A professional and reputable company will offer guarantees on their work and their parts and can advise you on the best solution for you.

There is no shame in calling someone to come in and finish a job for you, particularly if not doing so could create a dangerous situation for you and your family.

Garage Door Installation

When it comes to garage door installation, this should definitely be left to the professionals. You may be trying to think of ways to save money, however, there are many reasons why investing in professional to install your garage door has both short and long term benefits.

Risk of injury – Garage doors are big and heavy. If they fell on someone, it could quickly become fatal. Professional garage door engineers have been fully trained and have lots of experience installing garage doors. They will know and follow all safety procedures so that your garage door will be installed with minimum risk.

Complicated process – Although you may be handy when it comes to performing minor repairs around the house, a garage door installation can be difficult for anyone who isn’t a specialist. There are many different parts involved, and this can make it easy to spend a lot of time on the job. The operation of the door lifting up above your head is complex and risky if you have not has experience in installing garage doors.

Mistakes – Mistakes can be costly to repair and cause you to spend more money in the long run. Many errors lead to the garage door not being able to close. If the garage is left open for many days, this can put your personal belongings and family members at risk.

Durability – If you want your garage door to last a long time, it is always best to leave it in the hands of the experts. While installing the door yourself might save you money initially, it could cost you more in the long run in repairs and replacement. Many reputable garage door companies also offer guarantees or warranties on their installations so this can also save you money in the long run.

Garage Door Rescue Guarantee

Another reason for choosing a garage door specialist is that many will have a guarantee or warranty on their work. At Garage Door Rescue satisfaction is guaranteed for all garage door repairs & installations. All cable replacements come with a Lifetime guarantee offering complete peace of mind. We also provide a full 12 months guarantee including parts and labour for all other repairs and manufacturers guarantees on all new door installations. All installations and repairs strictly adhere to the manufacturer’s instructions.

Local Garage Door Specialists

If you live in Swindon, Cheltenham, or nearby, then call a professional at Garage Door Rescue to take care of all your garage door repair and installation needs. Our engineers are fully qualified, experienced and always dedicated to repair your garage door in an emergency. Please do not hesitate to call us with any enquiry today on 01793 393503.