Friday Afternoon, the long weekend is upon us. Waiting to head up the coast for a lovely long weekend. Peace and quiet, its Australia Day Sunday so prawns and bbq at the ready. Then that bloody garage door, the one Door Doctors have told me to service. Well, I should have listened. Lucky they are always a phone call away. Oh well, guess I’ve missed the traffic, that’s a bonus.
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!
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
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.