Door Doctors 2019 Update

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:
April – we helped out our friends at McGuires Super Cellars after a break in. We are always happy to help with after hours emergency door repair!


Some of the jobs we can help you with:

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Satisfaction Guaranteed. No breakdowns will be left nonoperational or unsecure. We guarantee your satisfaction – your door will be back to normal working order as soon as possible.

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!

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Door Spring Replacement

If you’re having a problem with the springs in your garage door, Door Doctors can help! Door spring replacement is our Brisbane-based company’s speciality.

Sectional doors, panel lift and tilt doors generally all have springs in them which will need to be replaced periodically. Sometimes the springs are okay but they have just lost their torsion due to a faulty install or lack of maintenance – in either case Door Doctors are here to help you with any spring issues your garage door may be having.

Door Spring Replacement

Door Spring Replacement with the Door Doctors
Door Spring Replacement with the Door Doctors

To replace the springs on your garage door you have to release the tension and secure the door to remove them and install the new springs. After this you have to do the same in the reverse order, keeping in mind that it’s a delicate process that requires experience to do safely.

DIY door spring replacement isn’t recommended as it’s quite easy to damage the door and since the springs are under tension, it’s quite dangerous if you don’t know what you’re doing. Although it may seem like a routine task, it can be quite complicated – and we recommend you call in trained technicians rather than risking your safety and the health of your door to save a few dollars.

Sectional door springs are typically rated for 10,000 – 20,000 cycles or a rough average of 7-10 years on a standard double garage and when one breaks, usually the next one will follow. For this reason, we recommend changing both or in some cases all the springs as soon as one goes. Regular maintenance of your garage door will assist in maximising the lifespan of your springs.

The cost of replacing garage door springs can vary depending on the size of the spring. The standard set of garage door springs start at $385.00 fitted. 9 out 10 times this will cover you (modern sectional doors have relatively lighter and inexpensive springs, but older domestic springs are large and can cost more), so please feel free to get in contact with us if you’re interested in a quote – one of our friendly team will be in touch to help!

Satisfaction Guaranteed. No breakdowns will be left nonoperational or unsecure. We guarantee your satisfaction – your door will be back to normal working order as soon as possible.

Simply give us a call on 3299 2992, contact us by clicking here, or email us on [email protected]. We’ll arrange for one of our dedicated breakdown crews to get out to you as quickly as we possibly can.

If it’s not urgent you can place a request through our online quoting service by clicking the button below.

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Commercial Garage Door Installation – 5 Questions to Ask.

If you’re currently in the market to get a commercial garage door installation round to your factory, office, or workplace – here are five questions you need to ask any potential company before you agree to terms. Saving a few dollars in the short term can be a very bad idea down the track if you run into any issues, so it’s imperative you choose carefully!

Commercial Garage Door Installation

Commercial Garage Door Installation - New Main Entry
Commercial Garage Door Installation – New Main Entry

Buying a new commercial garage door in 2018 means you have a multitude of options with regards to vendor and features. We recommend the Grifco range of commercial garage door openers due to their good pricing, unparalleled performance and excellent warranties. You can learn more about Grifco by clicking here.

5 Questions to ask before buying a new industrial garage door

1. Do you have any reviews or case studies of similar projects?

Ask your installer if they can show you what they did at a similarly sized project.  Do they have any references you can talk to? Are you able to see some pictures of previous work they’ve done? It’s important to ensure you’re dealing with a reputable company.

2. Which features do you require?

Depending on the size of and function of your premises, there are myriad features available for commercial door openers – fire shutter openers/hoists, manual hoists, expansion boards smoke baffle features, remote access, entrapment protection and much more. Have a chat with the company about what you need and ask if they have experience in installing these features.

3. What’s your quoting process?

Find out if there are any costs in the discovery phase. Some companies charge for a quote, and some (like Door Doctors) are happy to do this for you free of charge.

4. Is your previous door unsalvageable?

At Door Doctors, we’re experts in industrial/commercial garage door repair. In some circumstances it can be better to work on the existing door/motor before we fully replace it. If you have an existing door which isn’t working, please give us a call and we’ll be happy to help.

5. Which brands do you use? What’s the warranty procedure like?

Ask the company about their recommended brands and what the failure rate is. How long does it usually take to fix an issue? Do they have a good relationship with the manufacturer? Be very clear about the warranty procedure because door motors, like a car, are rated for usage or time – either X number of cycles or X number of years, depending on the specific product. It’s important you do the calculations to choose the correct product for your usage requirements.

 

If you need help with a commercial garage door, from purchase to replacement, please give Door Doctors a call on 3299 2992 or email us at [email protected]. We’d be happy to help.

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Using Siri to control your garage door.

With the recent advancements in home automation we’ve had a few people who have asked about using Siri via Apple Homekit to control their garage door. We’ll take a look at how you can make that work with the Chamberlain MyQ Home Bridge and also have a look to see if there are any solutions for those running Android!

Siri and your Garage Door

There are actually four openers with Apple ‘HomeKit’ connectivity (click here to learn more about it) support on the market:

If your garage door doesn’t have MyQ or Wi-Fi connection, you’ll need a hub such as the Chamberlain MyQ Smart Garage Hub which allows your garage door to be controlled by a smartphone, as long as it was manufactured after 1993 and has Photo Eyes sensors (the vast majority do). If you have a Chamberlain door you will be covered.

The MyQ Smart Garage Hub is a small black box you can mount in a convenient spot in your garage – and it also has a sensor you attach to your door.

The MyQ Home Bridge is similar but you don’t need to put it in your garage – anywhere with good WiFi connectivity will do.

Setup depends on your garage door opener model so have a read of the instructions and let us know if you have any questions.

Siri Garage Door Automation

Using Siri to control a garage door
Using Siri to control a garage door (source: 9to5mac.com)

One everything’s set up correctly and your garage door opener is connected to HomeKit, you can use Apple’s Home app, Siri, or automation to control your garage door. Using the Home app you’ll be able to see if the door is open or closed (great for when you’re already halfway to work and not sure if you remembered), and obviously you can control the door from there as well. It’ll also let you know if there are any obstructions hampering the door’s ability to close.

You can choose the door to open/close automatically at set times depending on if someone’s home or not (it knows if someone’s home based on their connectivity to the home WiFi). You could, for example, set the door to automatically close when nobody is home, so you’ll never have to worry about if you left the door up again!

According to 9to5Mac, Siri control will work with the following questions/commands:

  • Close the garage
  • Open the garage
  • Is the garage closed?
  • Did I leave the garage door open?

If you’re on Android, it doesn’t have a full-featured home automation option like HomeKit yet, but if you have a Merlin MyQ you can click here to download the app which will allow you to control the garage door and your houselights from anywhere in the world.

Click here to learn more about the Merlin MyQ from the Door Doctors blog.

If we can help you install a smart garage door or you have any questions about this please contact us or leave a comment below!

Merlin to offer smart home garage door openers

Door Doctors preferred supplier Merlin have announced a new range of garage door openers called Merlin MyQ, designed for ‘smart homes’ – so you’re able to control the doors from any internet-enabled device (e.g. smartphone, laptop, tablet).

This represents one less item on the keyring, one less battery to replace, and increased security for the garage doors (the Merlin MyQ app platform uses strong encryption technology and offers choices based on security / convenience).  It can also be configured to open (or simply just opened and closed remotely) for tradesmen or delivery drivers, so you don’t need to be at home when they come by.

Merlin Commander MyQGrant Emanuel, the head of marketing at Chamberlain Australia (Merlin owner) has been quoted as follows: “Automating your garage door with the PowerLift MyQ not only makes getting in and out of your home much easier, it also solves those panic moments when you rush out of the house to get to work and then question whether you left the garage door open or not.”

The app will notify homeowners any time the garage door is opened or closed, which will lead to better security and increased peace of mind for those who have valuables in their garage or it connects to the rest of the house.

The PowerLift MyQ will include obstruction detection safety beams and premium reversal technology which will protect children, pets, the car, or anything else that may get in the way of the door. It can be attached to single or double sectional doors up to 16m² and, like the rest of the Merlin product range, is protected by a seven-year warranty and Merlin’s excellent after sales support service.

View a video from the Chamberlain team about the Merlin MyQ Gateway by clicking below:

If you’re interested in the Merlin smart home range of MyQ Gateway enabled devices then please give Door Doctors a call on 3299 2992 or email us [email protected]

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About Door Doctors’ Merlin Doors Range

At Door Doctors we only recommend the highest quality motors to run your new garage door. We’re an accredited and preferred supplier of Merlin Doors. Here’s an overview of some of our favourite Merlin Garage Door Openers.

 

Merlin Doors

 

Door Doctors Merlin Doors Range

MT100EVO Tiltmaster (Sectional and Tilt Doors)

The Tiltmaster is a reliable, quiet powerhouse. The DC motor has the strength to open any size door and is quiet and built to last.

  • Variable speed – automatically detects speed based on the type of door
  • Works with both sectional and tilt doors
  • Quiet, powerful and energy efficient
  • Comes with a 7 year warranty

MR850EVO Merlin SilentDrive BBU (Roller Garage Door)

This fast and quiet roller garage door opener even works when the power is out, featuring an Evercharge battery backup system.

  • Fast operation – 13 second opening speed
  • Battery backup – works when the power is out!
  • Quiet and powerful
  • Comes with a 7 year warranty

MT3850EVO Whisperdrive (Sectional Doors)

The Whisperdrive is a fast and energy efficient sectional door opener complete with all the trimmings.

  • Superfast 12 second opening speed
  • Battery backup – works when the power is out!
  • Twin bright light lenses to illuminate your dark garage
  • Comes with a 7 year warranty

MT60EVO PowerAce (Sectional Doors)

The PowerAce is a quiet and efficient workhorse with the latest security and multi frequency technology.

  • Quick 21 second opening speed
  • Quiet and powerful
  • Energy Efficient
  • Comes with a 5 year warranty

MJ3800 – The Unique Alternative (Sectional and Tilt Doors)

An innovative opener for the design minded. Installs beside the door leaving the ceiling clear for aesthetic or storage reasons.

  • Frees up space
  • Battery backup – works when the power is out!
  • Electronic solenoid locking – automatically locks on close
  • Comes with a 2 year warranty

 

If you’ve got any questions as to which of our range of Merlin Garage Doors would suit your door, please feel free to give us a call on 3299 2992 or click here to contact us!

The Door Doctors

If you need a hand with buying and installing a new garage door (Merlin Doors or otherwise) give us a call on 3299 2992 or click here to enquire online about how we can help you – from research, sales, servicing and repair – we can do it all. Door Doctors – sorting out life’s ups and downs!

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