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The Dangers of DIY Garage Door Repairs

Friday, September 15th, 2017

When something breaks around the home, there’s always a temptation to try and fix it ourselves. After all, nobody wants an unexpected expense, and sometimes a problem looks easy to fix. If your garage door is broken, then it may look pretty simple to fix, but sometimes these systems can be much more complex than they look. Here are a few reasons why you shouldn’t attempt a DIY repair of your garage door.

Garage doors are heavy and prone to fall

Even seemingly lightweight garage doors can weigh over 100 pounds, and if you attempt to fix them without specialist knowledge they are prone to fall. Not only can this do damage to your property and mean the doors will need to be replaced, it’s dangerous for you. It’s much better to look for someone who can do a garage door repair in Perth or your local area, as they’ll be used to working with garage door systems, and can minimise the risk of damage or injuries.

DIY injuries can be serious

Many people injure themselves through DIY each year, and it’s not just cuts and scrapes. Recent figures show that Australians suffer over 3,000 DIY related injuries each year, including amputations of limbs, fingers and toes caused by power tools. Fixing a garage door also means climbing a ladder, and this can be a peril of itself, and that’s before you consider specific dangers that come with doors such as springs and mechanisms.

It’s easy to use the wrong parts

When something like a garage spring becomes worn, it may look easy to repair and you may be able to pick one up in your local DIY store. However, it’s very easy to buy the wrong parts and you need to know:

  • The specific model of garage door
  • The year it was made
  • Whether there’s a better part to improve performance

It’s also difficult to tell what the real issue is when it comes to garage doors. It may seem like one part is the problem, but it could be something very different. Looking for garage door services in Perth or your local area means the problem can be properly diagnosed, and the repair carried out with the correct parts so further damage is avoided.

Your security can be compromised

Garages can contain expensive items, and if the garage is attached to your house then, it can be an access point for thieves. It’s important to secure your garage door properly, and if the door isn’t properly fixed, then it can become a security risk, perhaps even invalidating your insurance should you be burgled. Therefore, it’s important for a professional to check it over and ensure it’s secure.

If you’re a keen DIYer, you make think that your garage door will be easy to repair, but the systems can be more complicated than they look. To ensure a professional and secure repair, get in touch with Fix-A-Door who can carry out all sorts of garage door repairs to a high standard.

Garage Door Repairs and Insurance

Friday, May 12th, 2017

Making Insurance Claims for Garage Door Repairs

In this article, we are going to take a look at the topic of home insurance policies and garage door repairs. Whilst admittedly not a topic that is likely to generate a huge amount of interest at the average dinner party or neighborhood BBQ, it is one that all homeowners should consider. If you have your garage door serviced on an annual basis you will minimize the chances of it breaking down unexpectedly but you will still need to be ready to deal with accidental damage should it occur. With this in mind, we have collected our thoughts on the subject for your consideration.

Why Your Garage Door Matters

When your garage door is operating normally, it doesn’t seem like a very important part of your home but if it is accidentally damaged, you will quickly realize that this is not in fact the case. Whether you drive into it with your car or it is damaged by freak weather conditions, the result will be the same: a door that no longer looks or functions as it should.

Any damage to your garage door can seriously detract from your property’s curb appeal, which is one reason most homeowners are keen to repair such damage as soon as it occurs. This is especially so if you have used a garage door as an architectural feature in your home. Another reason is security: a garage door that no longer closes properly presents local criminals with an easy way into your home. Yet another reason to repair a damaged door at the earliest opportunity is the fact that it can leave your property exposed to the elements. Last but not least, you should consider the fact that a damaged or poorly functioning door can put excessive strain on the motor and other moving parts every time you open or close it.

Paying for Repairs to Your Garage Door

As you can see, it is essential that you repair a damaged door as soon as possible, in order to make sure you do not incur further costs in the long run. The good news is this: your garage door is considered to be part of your home, which means that it is almost certainly covered by your building insurance policy. If you want to make sure this is the case, call and talk to your insurer and when you do so, you might like to ask about taking out extra coverage for the opening mechanism so that you do not have to pay for a replacement motor in the event your existing one should burn out or otherwise malfunction.

What Steps to Take

If your garage door is damaged you should:

  • Contact Your Insurer to Initiate a Claim
  • Call Us to Request a Competitive Quotation for Our Garage Door Repairs Service
  • Send Details of the Quote to Your Insurer

Once these steps are completed, we can liaise with your insurance provider to make sure the repairs are carried out quickly and efficiently. If you do not have insurance, it is still worth calling to request a quotation as we are one of the most competitive repair companies in the area and our work will be backed by a 1-year, no-quibble guarantee.

Wireless Safety Beams

Thursday, September 12th, 2013

Wireless Safety Beams – Trade Fact Sheet

Fix A Door – Garage Door Service

Thursday, September 12th, 2013

Your garage door is normally the largest moving part in your home and, as such, needs a regular Garage Door Service to meet the terms of your warranty, prolong its life and ensure it continues to operate safely.

Our skilled Service Technician provides a total maintenance service on residential manual and automatic garage doors. Our standard service is a similar requirement to your regular car maintenance and covers the following:

Check that all bolts are tight.

Check and retention springs, if necessary.

Clean door guides.

Lubricate all moving parts.

Check and adjust safety reverse system on automatic openers. Check and adjust open and close limits on automatic openers. Test to ensure safe and smooth operation.

Report and advise on further work, where necessary. Call Fixadoor Garage Door Repairs for a Free Quzote  Or Service on 0438002603

 

Receiving a call from a very distraught customer today

She was asleep in her bed and a sound woke her,

She noticed a man leaning over her taking her jewellery on

Her bedside table.

She started screaming luckily the intruder left, She noticed her bag was stollen and her keys. The keys were here house keys attached

with the Remote to the Garage Door.

She reported to the Police and rang Fix A Door

knowing safety is our priority we met Sally her house that morning Deleted the old codes and gave Sally new Remotes so the intruder  could not get in through the Garage Door

Sally also got her door locks replaced that morning.

With Fix A Doors quick response we were able to relieve Sally’s fear of the intruder returning.