Many homeowners have their B&D roller doors installed and then promptly forget about them until there is a problem and the door stops operating. However, garage roller doors, or any type of B&D garage door like the Panelift® or Panelift® Icon™ doors for that matter, are something that shouldn't be forgotten. In fact, you should be having it serviced by a garage door professional on a regular basis and manufacturers requirements recommend at least once every 12 months.
If you are wondering why servicing your garage door is important, we have gathered some of the top reasons for you.
A non-operating garage door can actually prove potentially dangerous. Unfortunately, many homeowners are unaware there is a problem with their garage door until it ceases to open or it won’t come down. Luckily, having a professional come and service the garage door can help prevent accidents from happening, like property, vehicles and loved ones getting hurt if the garage door springs are broken.
A Melbourne garage door service technician will often spot problems before they get to the point of being catastrophic. Once the problem is identified, the service technician can get it fixed and you will not have to worry about the safety of your family and home. The garage door is also the largest opening to your home. Broken parts on a garage door, or if the opener isn’t working and you’ve shut the door manually, can offer easy access to thieves and leave your family vulnerable. Prevention is often better than a cure. This is where regular maintenance and preventative servicing is key to the life of the B&D door and opener and the safety of your home.
B&D Doors is the most trusted manufacturer of residential garage doors because of the warranty they offer. Almost all residential B&D roller doors come with a 7-year surface warranty. The warranty covers damage to the door, such as cracks, as well as problems with the lock seam.
The warranty does provide protection against cracks and breaks, but the manufacturer still expects the homeowner to do their part to keep this from happening to their garage door. Regularly servicing your garage door can prevent these problems from happening and keeps the door running well.
Failure to schedule a service call regularly for your garage door could result in the warranty being voided by the manufacturer, especially if your motor has worked overtime for your door. A voided warranty means if something were to happen to your garage door opener, you would have to go through the added expense of purchasing an entirely new motor, and possible a new garage door, as opposed to just having it repaired free as part of the warranty.
Regular service of your garage door makes it easier for you to use your garage door. Over time, the springs and motors on your garage door will start to wear down or stiffen. When this happens, you will start to have difficulty opening and closing the garage door. Doors will become heavy and harder to lift.
Servicing your B&D garage door on a regular basis will help improve its efficiency as problems will be spotted and fixed long before they become problematic.
A garage door should be looked at as an investment. Regular servicing of your garage door will help you protect your investment by making sure it lasts as long as possible.
It is important to service your garage door and all the parts, such as the motor unit, but it is a task you shouldn’t attempt alone. Due the many parts that are associated with a garage door, it is recommended that you have a professional service the garage door. It will keep you safe and make sure the job is done right.
At Wholesale Garage Doors we can answer any of your questions on B&D Roller Doors that may have. Contact us today. We look forward to talking with you.