Category Archives: Garage Doors

Preventative Maintenance Tips for Your B&D Garage Door

When you purchase a B&D Roller Door, you want it to last as long as possible. You must watch for any potential problems and fix them immediately upon noticing them. Immediately fixing problems with your garage door will help prolong its lifespan and help it last as long as possible. The last thing anybody wants is an expensive garage door repair bill! The following are some basic preventative maintenance tips that will help you get the most out of your B&D garage roller doors and Panelift doors.

B&D Garage Door Maintenance

Keep Bolts and Basic Brackets as Tight as Possible

Your garage door goes through a lot daily. It is constantly opening and closing. All that movement puts strain on the bolts and brackets that hold your garage door in place.

Regularly, typically every four to six months, it is a good idea to check all bolts and brackets on your garage door. Check to make sure the bolts and brackets aren’t loose. If they are, you can use a basic socket wrench that is found in almost any toolbox to tighten them back up.

If you are uncomfortable with tightening the bolts and brackets yourself, a professional garage door repairman can do it for you. It will cost a small fee, but it will help you avoid a garage door repair bill, as you won’t have to replace the entire garage door.


Monitor the Weatherstripping on the Bottom of the Garage Door

The weatherstripping on the bottom of B&D garage roller doors and Panelift doors is pretty durable, but it isn’t immune to problems. Over time, it could become cracked or start to show signs of wear and tear. When this happens, it is important to make sure you replace the garage door seal. This is a very cheap garage door part to replace, so no need for an expensive garage door repair bill!

Cracked or broken weatherstripping might not cause problems for your garage door, but it will cause problems for the items inside your garage. When the weatherstripping is broken, water may come into the garage during a storm. If this happens, it could damage your stored items inside the garage.

If you have water ingress in your garage, you might also want to consider a garage door floor seal.

Look Out for Problems That Require A Garage Door Repair!

When there is an obvious problem with your garage door, you will typically notice it. Pay close attention when your garage door opens or closes, and watch for any problems.

Some problems to watch for include the door not opening or closing as smoothly as it used to, the door opening or closing faster or slower than previous times, or the garage door making squeaking or clunking noises. All of these are signs that there may be a problem with your garage door. You can eliminate groans and squeaks with simple lubrication once a year. Check the rails for foreign debris then spray lubricant on the chain and springs. These simple tips can help prevent a costly garage door repair bill.

B&D roller doors and Panelift doors are built to last, as long as you perform routine maintenance on them. If you want a garage door that will last a while, choose to install a Taurean or B&D garage door. Taurean and B&D are Australia’s top garage door brands.

Visit Wholesale Garage Doors to find the perfect B&D garage door for your home or commercial building. We stock a wide range and offer fantastic roller doors prices and Panelift doors, plus we ship Australia-wide! Contact Wholesale Garage Doors today to discuss your garage door requirements.

5 Signs That It’s Time to Replace Your Old Garage Door

Garage doors are durable and built to last, but that doesn’t mean forever. So, how do you know when it is time to replace your old, existing garage door with a newer B&D Roll-A-Door or Taurean Sectional Door?

When To Replace An Old Garage Door

If you are paying attention, there are often signs that it may be time to replace your current garage door. The following are some of the most common signs that we see in the garage door industry.

Sign #1 – Extremely Slow to Close or Open

When you operate your garage door with an automatic opener, it should run smoothly and efficiently. Signs the garage door opener is struggling includes increased operation noise from the powerhead. If your door has not been serviced lately, the garage door may be unbalanced. This can greatly shorten the lifespan of your garage door opener. This will result in you waiting longer each time you press your garage door remote for the door to open.

Whilst calling the garage door repairman to service the door can help, over time this will become less effective.


Sign #2 – You are Afraid to Open the Garage Door as it is Too Noisy

Garage doors should open and close with minimal noise. In fact, people in your house should barely hear the garage door opening. The Merlin MR855MYQ roller opener is normally just louder than the garage door when installed by a garage door repairman. Rated at 57DB, this is just below normal conversation levels (60DB).

If your neighbors can hear the garage door opening or closing, it’s a clear sign the door is struggling. Newer Taurean and B&D roller doors have special features that allow them to open and close without making any noise.


Sign #3 – Current Garage Door Appears Worn and Torn

Garage doors are put through a lot. They must withstand harsh changes in temperature, high winds, rains and even floods, not to mention operating thousands of times. Over time, this could cause your garage door to appear old, ragged and worn down.

If you notice your garage door starts to appear worn and torn, it may be time to upgrade to a newer make and model. While you could paint it or purchase replacement parts, over time the garage door will just keep falling apart. This can lead to a vicious cycle of constantly buying replacement garage door parts, with spiraling costs. Constantly calling the Garage Door Repairman can quickly lead to spending more than what a new door costs. It is financially better to purchase a new one when you notice the door is starting to wear down.


Sign #4 – Lacking in Modern Safety Features

A lot has changed over the years in terms of safety features for garage doors. There are now better, more secure locking mechanisms, such as the B&D Auto-Lock, as well as protective barriers that enhance the stability of the door. All Panelift garage doors are fitted with safety features such as Pinchfree hinge designs and protected wheel tracks to prevent fingers being trapped.

Taurean Novataur doors feature the TauraEdge roller door track, which are the safest roller door tracks in Australia. The rolled over design of the door tracks ensure your pets or children will never cut themselves on the metal.

Older garage doors may not have these safety features and it can be difficult to retrofit parts. Upgrading to a new garage door, like the Panelift Icon, will enhance the safety and security of your home.


Sign #5 – Constantly Needs to be Repaired

Routine maintenance is normal on your garage door, as most manufacturers recommend an annual service for warranty. However, if you notice your garage door is constantly breaking down, it may be time to replace it. Replacing your garage door will save you money, as you won’t have to keep calling the Garage Door Repairman.

After looking at these signs, if you believe you are in need of a new garage door let Wholesale Garage Doors help you. We sell Taurean and B&D roller doors and Panelift doors at wholesale prices. Call Wholesale Garage Doors today to learn more about our garage door products or to receive a free quote.