Types of Garage Doors & Motors We Repair,
Supply & Install in Parklands
Sectional Garage Doors Parklands
Sectional garage doors make for one of the best types of doors of their kind, offering the maximum possible security. They help acquire the required safety for motor automation and get made in separate sections, providing adequate protection against high winds, damage, and deterioration. These doors operate by rolling up past the garage opening and moving over into a part parallel to the roof trusses or ceiling.
Sectional garage doors in Parklands can have a significant lifespan if installed and used appropriately. Overall, the duration of use depends primarily on the location and material type of the door.
Centurion SD04 Garage Door Openers Installations
The Centurion SD04 garage door motor is perfect for lifting sectional doors. It’s a superior product that is loved by many South Africans and very reliable. It comes with features such as garage door open speed adjustment, obstruction detection, safety beams compatible, garage door tampering detection alerts, app based remote controls and also has a 3 Year Warranty.
The different components that make up the Centurion SD04 garage door opener are made from the highest quality materials to give this amazing machine longevity and superior performance.
Roll Up Garage Door Repairs & Installations Parklands
A roll-up garage door works appropriately to close and seal the opening to a garage space. Also, it is exceptionally cheap and affordable. However, the security level offered by these doors is not sufficient.
Roll-up garage doors Parklands have an effortless manual operation. Furthermore, their functioning can get automated. Nevertheless, people advise using new automation, such as operators for the latest versions of these doors. Roll up garage doors are available in a variety of colors with either a smooth or wood grain finish.
Maintaining your roll-up door is very important and could save you allot of money if done periodically. We do repairs and maintenance such as replacement of hardware like springs as well as tensioning. Our technicians at Garage Doors Cape Town also lubricate all hinges, wheels and moving parts as well as realign the door in the guides. We are specialists in roll-up garage door motor automation and do servicing and new installations if needed.
Tip Up Garage Doors Parklands
Tip-up garage doors have a one-piece and solid surface installed using a jamb hinge on the two sides. In addition, springs come into the application to balance the pivot or joint. These doors can get converted into an automated version. This can be done if they get installed appropriately using specific hardware. The instruments required would depend on the material type and size of the tip-up garage door.
A tip-up garage door in Parklands can be used for an exceedingly long time if maintained sufficiently. However, it does not offer the required security and safety against forced and illegal entry attempts and usually ends in the customers calling to repair their garage door from damage caused. On top of that, these doors do not have proper sealing at the openings. It can lead to the entry of dirt and dust into the garage space. Moreover, the operation of a tip-up garage door can get affected by harsh winds. It depends on its position and effect on the door opener.
For the wooden garage doors, we use meranti for the wood material. In addition to that, custom variations can get made from balau, gun, saligna, etc. Nevertheless, meranti is the most suitable and widely used timber. It can get owed to its high stability and longevity. If it gets handled and treated appropriately, the wood can outlast the others of its kind and last for a long time.
The cost associated with wooden garage doors is generally comparatively higher than other materials. It is because they require regular treatment and maintenance to last.
Aluzinc is a Malaysian product and material composed of 43.5% zinc and 55% aluminum with a 1.5% silicone coating. Generally, it has a thickness of 0.5mm. It can increase have panel thickness to 50mm once completed.
We make doors that have reinforcement of galvanized steel stiffeners. It provides added strength to the gates, allowing for more security. The materials we make come in four distinct colors. It consists of white, brown, bronze, and charcoal. Additionally, they have two profiles, RFP or block design and horizontal.
Several manufacturers produce garage doors made of Aluzinc. The cost difference between the items sold by unique producers depends on various factors. It includes powder coating, sheet steel, and base material. The construction component type and material thickness also matter here.
Aluminum garage doors get composed of extruded slats of metal cut down to an appropriate size. After that, the cut pieces get assembled in a sectional manner. It forms intermediates and end caps. These doors generally get put together solely into sectional variations.
Similar to garage doors made of Aluzinc, the ones composed of aluminum have varying prices and rates. They depend on parameters like thickness, material quality, cutting, etc. For instance, the cost of the doors increases with the width of the raw material. On top of that, height also plays a role in determining the price.
Although relatively expensive and brittle, garage doors made of fiberglass are light and non-corrosive. Nevertheless, they offer considerably low security. Also, they can get damaged easily owing to the high material flexibility. On top of that, the door components can get pulled apart because of the brittleness of the door. Other factors such as harsh winds and imbalanced springs may also play a role.
According to the garage door installers’ association of America, the gate components must get installed and manufactured in a specific manner. It entails the necessity and requirement of them being set up and assembled safely and securely to ensure safe use. Any changes or alterations to these door component types can result in the premature yet inevitable failure of the garage doors. Moreover, it can affect the lifespan of the fate operator, rendering the gate unsafe and unfit for use.
Common Garage Door Problems
Garage Door Spring Replacements
Garage door springs snap mostly because they are old and worn or because the technician that installed the springs didn’t weigh the door first. This is very important as each door depending on the height, width and type of material it’s manufactured out of such as Meranti wood, Aluzinc or steel has different weights which places different stains on the springs and garage door opener. Allot of garage door companies in Parklands also sell 2nd hand springs to customers who don’t want to lay out the capital one what they consider a grudge. We advise our clients not to go this route as there is no way to measure the age or integrity of the springs and as one of the most important moving parts on your garage it is wise not to take shortcuts.
A common question we receive is “should I replace both my garage door springs if only one broke?” and the answer is yes. When your front car tires wear out you don’t only replace the one but both as they both wear together. Same applies to your springs. Also bear in mind that the springs lift the right and left side of your garage door and pulls enough torque to make the door light enough to easily lift up by hand.