Today we’d like to do a quick update on some of the things Door Doctors have done in 2019. Since it’s almost Easter already the friendly and talented team at the Door Doctors have worked on a few interesting projects. If you’d like to learn more please click here to view our gallery – we’ve worked on many different tasks during our long lifetime and would be happy to give you a hand if you have any questions!
April – we helped out our friends at Roma Street Parklands, turning a shipping container into a drive through! Check out the pictures below:
March – we helped out maximising a block of units’ parking situation by installing a car lift:
Can you use WD-40 on a garage door opener? What’s the best way to clean a noisy or squeaky garage door? Let’s take a look at you best options when trying to fix up a squeaky or non-responsive door.
Can you use WD-40 on a garage door opener?
Can you use WD-40 on a garage door opener? Well, firstly let’s take a look at what WD-40 is.
The WD stands for ‘water displacement’ – originally WD40 was created to spray water from metal parts before assembling them (in order to prevent rust accumulation). As such the active ingredients of WD-40 are mineral spirits, mineral oil, and carbon dioxide. While the mineral oil is good for lubrication the mineral spirits, which dissolve grease and dirt, will dissolve quickly and you’ll be left with a small amount of mineral oil, not nearly enough to effectively lubricate a heavy garage door. WD-40 or silicone spray can also dry out the wheel bearings by washing the grease out of them – making the problem even worse. It is true that WD-40 has myriad uses, but cleaning your garage door is not one of them.
How do I lubricate a garage door opener?
We recommend using a commercial garage door grease or a lubricant spray to lubricate your garage door. For example, 3-IN-ONE 300g Professional Garage Door Lubricant (which is actually made by the WD-40 company) is currently $9.90 at Bunnings (don’t hold us to the price!) and will help reduce friction, stop squeaks and eliminate sticking doors.
Don’t use WD-40! Use a suitable product and lubricate your door every six months and you’ll help increase the longevity of your garage door opener. If you’d prefer, the friendly team at the Door Doctors have a fixed price servicing for garage door openers available – regular maintenance which means you can save money on your investment in the long run but don’t need to worry about repairing it yourself.
Contact the Door Doctors
If you’re interested in garage door repair and need some help from the Door Doctors please give us a call on 07 3299 2992 or click here to contact us online. We’d love to hear from you!
Today we’ll take a look at Garage Door Installation vs. Repair – what’s the right time to repair your garage door/motor and when does it make more sense to simply get a new one?
Garage Door Installation vs. Repair
When you have a damaged garage door, it can be hard to tell whether you’re better off starting fresh or if it’s able to be repaired. Usually the best thing to do is to have a chat with a professional who has a lot of experience in doors and motors so you can see which the best option will be. How long has it been since you’ve had a service? How bad is the issue? If you don’t have a lot of experience in DIY then the best thing to do is see what an expert says.
Regular, Scheduled Maintenance Saves You Money
The friendly team at Door Doctors offer fixed price servicing for doors we install. This means you’ll know exactly what to expect and there won’t be any nasty surprises if anything breaks down. You’ll also save money in the long run as regular servicing of your garage door+motor will ensure it lasts for a lot longer and stays in good working condition.
Throwing Good Money After Bad
Another factor to consider is the age/condition of your garage door. If we can fix it today and it’s going to break again in 6 months, is it a false economy to pay to repair the door? In many cases yes. It’s best to meet up with an honest and reliable repairer who can give you the scoop on what’s exactly wrong, and the best way to fix it.
If you’re planning on living at your place for the immediate future it makes sense to treat the door like your car and ensure it stays in good shape with regular services. This is especially important if you have just bought a new door – this way you’ll get the best out of your investment (and won’t have to worry about it, if you take advantage of fixed price servicing!).
Contact the Door Doctors
Satisfaction Guaranteed. We’re got extensive experience with garage door repair in Brisbane and would be happy to help you figure out whether you need to replace your garage door/motor or simply just get a repair.
If you’re interested in a free quote from the Door Doctors please give us a call on 07 3299 2992 or click here to contact us online. We’d love to hear from you!
At the Door Doctors we’re always interested in keeping up with modern technology. That’s why we have some tips straight from the manufacturer to ensure you’re getting the most of of your Merlin myQ Technology. This handy piece of equipment can be set to notify you when your door goes up or down (no matter where you are) – and you can even control the door remotely if you need to.
10 Tips For Merlin myQ Products
To receive Push Notifications from your garage door, ensure the Notifications are activated in the Iphone Settings menu.
To receive Event History information, the Alert option in the myQ App must be active.
When using the phone App, limit the Alert Name to 14 digits, otherwise all the history message will not appear.
Refreshing the App occasionally by logging out and logging back in with the password, will ensure the latest upgrades have been added.
In the garage, keep the IR Beam area clear to avoid accidentally blocking the safety beam system and creating a false alert.
! CLOSE ERROR appearing on the myQ App indicates an object is in the path of the door. Closing the door with your IPhone and remotes will not be possible until the object is removed.
If you are having issues with your internet service, you are still able to OPEN and CLOSE your garage door locally, with the remote controls.
Solid Green Led on the Gateway indicates it has connected to the internet.
Solid Blue Led on the Gateway indicates it has paired to at least one garage door opener.
One Gateway module can pair with up to 16 garage door openers, provided they are located at the same site and within radio range.
If you have been put in charge of trying to source a commercial garage door for your business premises, look no further! The team at Door Doctors will be pleased to give you some things to consider before purchasing.
What to do before buying a commercial garage door
Commercial garage doors come in all shapes and sizes. The right decision for your commercial premises (factory, building, carpark or something else) depends on a multitude of factors. Let’s take a look at some of the choices:
Firstly, you can decide if you want a roller door or a sectional garage door. Roller doors are thinner, lighter, need less space than a sectional garage door, and are a little more expensive. Sectional garage doors can be a good option if you have enough (a lot!) of space in the install zone. The sectional doors can allow in a lot of light, are quite quiet to operate, and are very secure in terms of protection from inclement weather or crime. Deciding which you need can be dependent of a number of other factors as well – it’s best to have a chat to your supplier/installer to ensure you’re choosing the type of commercial door that’s right for you and your business.
Regardless of which door you choose, please ensure you’re purchasing a quality product with a proper warranty – something that will last a long time, is easy to use, has top-of-the-line design, and is strong. We recommend the Grifco range of industrial door motors to pair with your new door!
Why choose the Door Doctors when you’re buying a commercial garage door?
The Door Doctors have a lot of experience in installing commercial garage door options. We’ve successfully completed builds on some massive projects:
Sydney Olympic Park
The V8 racetrack in Townsville
Amberley RAAF Base Upgrade
If you want to learn more about Door Doctors’ industrial and commercial roller/sectional door options please click here to read about some of our previous installs / options, or simply give the friendly team at the Door Doctors a call on 07 3299 2992 – we’d be happy to advise on the best choices with regards to your new door!