General Maintenance Tips
Your garage door is a moving machine that opens and closes on average more than 2000 times a year. You carry out general maintenance on your car and you should do the same on your garage door. Here are some of our tips to keep your door running in tip top shape.
Check the operation of your door at least every three to six months. You should be able to lift and close the door manually with very little effort. (remember
to disengage the door opener before you test the door.)
COLORBOND AND COLOURED STEEL FINISH DOORS
Washing the door with clean water and a cloth regularly is recommended. More frequent washing is advised in salty or industrial fallout areas.
DO NOT WASH THE DOOR OPENER, IT WILL VOID THE WARRANTY AND COULD CAUSE ELECTROCUTION.
LUBRICATION – Recommended every 3-6 months
Roll Doors – Clean the internal sections of the guide tracks with a cloth dampened with mineral turps or methylated spirits. Polish vigorously to achieve a smooth, dirt and moisture resistant surface, allowing the Nylofelt to glide more easily. DO NOT USE GREASE OR OIL ON THE GUIDE TRACKS.
Sectional Doors – Should be cleaned as per roll door instructions, polishing of the internal guide tracks not required.
Sparingly lubricate with lanolin spray (or similar). Also lubricate wheel to axle bearings.
No lubrication is generally required.
Lubricate lightly with oil..
Your lock does not require special maintenance, however if the key becomes stiff, a spray lubricant such as silicone is recommended. Do not grease the lock.
Door Opener Chain:
Lubricate with Chain Lube.
WESTERN RED CEDAR DOORS:
To keep your Western Red Cedar Door in optimal condition, Wood Oil needs to be applied periodically.
If you have an automatic opener fitted to your door it is important that you ensure the optimum operation of your door, otherwise you may reduce the effective life of the opener, and void your opener warranty. For more information refer to the maintenance schedule in your opener’s instruction manual.
SERVICE & REPAIR
Check for wear or fraying. If there is fraying or signs of corrosion contact us immediately. These cables are under extreme tension and should never be adjusted, except by a trained technician.
Check all screws, nuts and bolts to ensure they are secure.
It is natural for springs to lose tension. Should the door become heavy to lift or completely inoperative, contact us immediately to arrange a service.
To keep your door running well, it is recommended that your door be serviced by an experienced technician, every 12 months or earlier if required. Contact us for more advice on servicing.
The spring unit on all garage doors are under extreme tension at all times and should never be adjusted, except by a trained technician. Adjustment by an untrained person may result in serious injury or even death.
No person should ever stand directly in the path of the door in its downward travel or walk through doorway while door is moving. Always use the door handle to manually operate the door.
DO NOT PLACE YOUR FINGERS NEAR ANY MOVING PARTS OR BETWEEN THE DOOR PANELS WHEN THE DOOR IS OPERATING EITHER AUTOMATICALLY OR MANUALLY.