Regular Maintenance – items that should be checked periodically
Your coloured steel door has been pre-painted with a silicone modified polyester formulation, which is one of the best paint films available today.
However good a product may be, all exposed surfaces require some attention to guard against corrosion and any other harmful atmospheric effects.
Washing the door with clean water and a cloth every couple of weeks is recommended. More frequent washing is advised in salty or industrial fallout areas.
Note: Do not wash the automatic opener – it will void the warranty and could cause electrocution.
We recommend that you check the operation of your door monthly. The effort required to manually close the door should be about the same each time.
If the door has an automatic opener, put it into manual mode before testing the door.
Recommended every 3-6 months.
- Guide Tracks:
Rolling Doors – Clean the internal sections of the guide tracks with a cloth dampened with mineral turps or methylated spirits. Polish vigorously to achieve a smooth, dirt and moisture resistant surface – allowing the Nylofelt to glide more easily.
Do not use grease or oil in the guide tracks
A silicone based car polish (e.g. Kitten or Turtle Wax) will help maintain a smooth surface and protect against corrosion.
Sectional Doors – Should be cleaned as per rolling door instructions, but do not require polishing of the internal guide tracks.
- Steel Hinges: (if fitted)
Sparingly lubricate with an all purpose machine oil or Lanox, and also lubricate wheel to axle bearings.
- Plastic Hinges:
No lubrication is generally required – however silicon spray may be used if necessary
- Springs: (where accessible)
Wipe over with an oily rag, and spray with Lanox.
Your lock does not require special maintenance, however if the key becomes stiff, a spray lubricant such as Lanox is recommended. Do not grease the lock.
- Automatic Openers: (if fitted)
It is important that you ensure the optimum operation of your door, otherwise you may reduce the effective life of the opener, and void your warranty. For more information refer to the maintenance schedule in your opener’s instruction handbook.
- Opener Chain:
Lubricate with chain lube.
- Lifting Cables: (if fitted)
Check for wear through. If there is fraying or signs of corrosion, please contact us. These cables are under extreme tension, and should never be adjusted – except by an approved B&D dealer such as Ian’s Garage Door Centre.
Check all screws, nuts and bolts – to ensure they are secure.
- Spring Tension:
It is natural for springs to lose tension over time. Should the door become difficult to operate, or completely inoperative – please contact us.
To keep your door running well, it’s recommended that you have it serviced by an experienced technician – every 12-18 months, or earlier if required.
We repair all residential garage doors and openers.
Be it a broken gear, hinge, spring, or switch… we can normally fix it!
Ian’s Garage Door Centre is a B&D specialist, plus we undertake repairs for all makes and models.
We can supply (and fit as required) all parts for garage doors, openers, locks, and accessories.
Ian’s Garage Door Centre is a B&D specialist, plus we maintain and supply/install parts for all brands.