Tuesday, 27 August 2013 12:36

Summer maintenance for your garage door

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With summer almost here it's time to think about what your garage door will have to cope with over summer - and what you've let go over winter! Maintenance for automatic garage doors isn't hard, but it should be done on regular basis. Most automated garage doors are pretty robust but, just like your car, it needs a regular service.

 

Here's a few of the things you can do yourself:

  1. Give your steel or aluminium or wood panelled automatic garage doors a good wash down with a mild household detergent. The winter dirt and grime needs to come off and a wash restores the 'as new' look to your home's main street feature.
  2. If you're going to paint your steel doors, remember automated garage doors should be painted with 100% acrylic latex exterior paint, not an oil based paint.
  3. If mild rust has occurred in a non load-bearing area, sand the rust off and repaint the area with a zinc-rich primer and exterior latex paint.
  4. Apply a little lube to moving parts where appropriate. Wipe old and dirty lube off with a rag soaked in turps.

 

Many people think a garage door is a 'set and forget' deal but it's not. Take care of your automatic garage doors and they'll last you for many years. And often, maintenance is just an hour or two once a month. For bigger tasks and proper servicing of moving parts and motors, call us at Delta Warringah Garage Doors Sydney. 

 

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Monday, 05 August 2013 04:19

The Street Presence of a Custom Made Garage Door

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If you're proud of your house, you'll know that street appeal makes all the difference when it comes to visual impact. A home where everything looks balanced and in keeping with the rest of the house is one we all strive for. One of the biggest impacts is the street presence of your garage door and that's where Delta Warringah Garage Doors Sydney can make a real difference.

 

Our custom made automatic garage doors look great and last for years - because we have more than 40 years experience in making top quality garage doors. Our tradesmen are highly qualified and our installation teams care about getting it right. Garage doors are a big part of your house - so make sure you get the look and feel you want because it's an investment that will pay off for years to come.

 

A custom garage door gives you something unique for people to talk about. And the beauty of custom made is the finishes can be adjusted to complement your home in terms of colours and materials. We're also very familiar with the harsh Eastern suburbs and Northern Beaches climate so can recommend timber and aluminium surfaces that will last longer in the salty environment. Other material options include Timber, Ply Wood, Aluminium, Steel, Copper, Alucabond, Acrylics, Lexan and Plastics -  in colours and finishes to suit.

 

The other factor that make a difference in deciding which garage door to choose is the expected usage your door will get. Do you have a lot of drivers in your family? Do you use the door as an entry way? Do you have a space restriction or special circumstances in the family? Do you want a particular finish to suit the overall house look? There are dozens of reasons to have a garage door custom made and the cost can be comparative to off the shelf. We're proud of reputation for excellent service so call and be surprised at the amazing options there are in front of you for your new garage door!

 

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Monday, 05 August 2013 04:12

Importance of Servicing Your Garage Doors

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Many people think a garage door is a 'set and forget' deal - but not so... unless you want to replace your motor far earlier than expected, or even replace the entire door earlier than expected. At Delta Warringah Garage Doors Sydney we've been installing, building and maintaining garage doors in Sydney for more than 40 years and we know the best way to get a long and happy life out of your automatic garage doors. Typical automatic garage doors these days are slightly more complicated than you probably grew up with - but it looks far better and is easier to use.

 

Treat it like you treat your car with a regular service (that you can do yourself or have us do) and your door will give you many, many years of reliable service.

 

Most garage doors these days get quite a heavy workout with mum, dad and the teenage drivers in the house using it several times a day. Good servicing will keep your garage doors in tip top condition. Just like a car, your garage door needs oiling and lubing, bolts need tightening and load bearing metal parts need checking for rust and corrosion - particularly in salty climes. Most importantly, your springs will need regular re-tensioning to ensure that your springs do the lifting, not your electric motor.

 

Here are our home handyman tips to get the most out of your garage door:

  1. Wash your doors once every 14 days - especially if you're in a salty location or close to industrial areas
  2. Clean your guide tracks - a clean cloth and some turps will do it (don't lube them)
  3. Steel hinges - a light oiling, plus light oiling for the wheel to axle bearings
  4. Springs - a light wipe with an oily cloth
  5. Fasteners - check all bolts, screws and nuts and tighten where required

 

What you can't do:

  1. Don't re-tension springs yourself. It's a job for experts who will make sure both sides carry the same load
  2. Lifting cables - if you see corrosion they need to be replaced by experts Find out more here

Our Garage Doors Blog

Over the coming months we will bring you a series of articles that will add value to you and your garage door. We have had many years of experience in the industry and install and service hundreds of garage doors each year. We offer you our expertise in the form of How-To pieces, tip sheets and as an advice column.

If you have any questions after reading these articles please feel free to call or email us and one of consultants will be more than happy to help you

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