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The Wessex Garage Doors blog provides everything you need when looking for advice and information on garage doors. From advice on maintaining and repairing your garage to articles on the benefits of different types of garage doors and more, the Wessex Garage Doors blog has everything you need when looking for a new garage door or garage door repairs. Take a look at the blog today for more information.

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Common garage door problems and how to fix them

Garage doors are durable and offer fantastic longevity when they are built to the highest standards. But even the doors with the finest build quality can experience problems. Here are some of the most common issues and what you can do about them. The problem: automatic garage door won’t close If you have an automated […] The post Common garage door problems and how to fix them appeared first on Wessex Garage...

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Garage doors are durable and offer fantastic longevity when they are built to the highest standards. But even the doors with the finest build quality can experience problems. Here are some of the most common issues and what you can do about them.

The problem: automatic garage door won’t close

If you have an automated garage door it can be very frustrating if it won’t open or close correctly. The reality is that there can be many reasons why this might be the case, so further investigation is almost always necessary.

The solution:

One of the most common reasons for automatic doors failing to close is that safety sensors get knocked or accidentally moved, putting them out of alignment, and stopping the door from moving. If you’ve got a problem closing the doors, check these sensors as your first priority.

The problem: the garage door makes a lot of noise

It is very common for garage doors to squeak, creek or grind, however when these sorts of noises become loud and very regular, it could be time to look into the problem. This is especially true if you hear any sudden loud bangs or something that you have never heard before.

The solution:

In many cases it is as simple as making sure that the moving parts of your garage door are lubricated. Lubricant such as WD-40 will generally do wonders in fixing creaking or squeaking hinges or motor rails. In the event of loud or unexpected sounds, however, it may well mean that something has snapped or broken. This will require expert assistance.

The problem: the garage door will not stay open

It is also common to see garage doors that open up with no trouble, but will not stay locked in place if they are not held open.

The solution:

It is most often the case that garage doors that refuse to stay open are caused by issues with the spring or spring system. It should be noted here that dealing with springs can be dangerous work, and it should only be carried out by technicians or those very experienced in garage door maintenance.

The problem: the opening mechanism is stiff

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Is your garage starting to feel very heavy or stiff when you attempt to open it? This is likely to be a problem with the tracks.

The solution:

The first step in this scenario is that you need to ensure that the tracks are clean and that there is nothing making things difficult for the rollers. Clean out any dirt and inspect the whole of the track – this could also be a good time to add some lubricant to ensure smooth running. If you do find any dents, warped areas or other physical issues on the track, it may be necessary to get in a garage door technician to deal with the problem.

The problem: the automatic door simply won’t work

If you have an issue where the automatic door simply won’t budge or respond to the button being pressed on the remote, there could be a number of issues.

The solution:

Have you check the batteries? This is by far the most common problems, and thankfully also very easily solved. Simply swap out the dead batteries for fresh ones. If, however, you have tried changing the battery and are still having no success, the problem is likely to be mechanical and you will need a garage door engineer to look into it.

The problem: the door gets stuck part way through operating

Another issue is when the doors will start to operate but always stop in the same place every time. Garage doors are precision engineering pieces of machinery, so small obstructions or problems and cause the door to stop.

The solution:

Check the mechanism for any gravel, leaves or twigs that could be stopping the door from rolling smoothly. If you can’t find anything obvious then you’ll need to bring in an experienced technician to have a look.

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6 reasons why a new garage door is a great home investment

Replacing your garage door can help keep your home secure, improve the look of your home from the outside and can even save you money in the long run on heating and energy bills. These are just some of the ways that swapping out your old garage door for a new one is a great […] The post 6 reasons why a new garage door is a great home investment appeared first on Wessex Garage...

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Replacing your garage door can help keep your home secure, improve the look of your home from the outside and can even save you money in the long run on heating and energy bills. These are just some of the ways that swapping out your old garage door for a new one is a great home investment. Keep reading to find out more reasons you should be thinking of getting an upgrade.

Make your house look even nicer

If you’re looking to sell your home, then you’ll know that keeping up appearances can be important in a competitive property market. If you’re garage door is a bit old, getting a new one can be an easy way of improving the curb appeal of your home. There are many types of garage doors available to help make your house even more eye-catching to a potential buyer.

Increase your property value

A new garage door can be fantastic way to add value to your home. Fitting a new, automated garage door or getting a nice new door from a leading manufacturer can give your home a new and modern look, which helps to up the price of your home. A professional can also get a new garage door installed for you quickly and efficiently, giving you more time to focus on other projects to improve the value of your home.

Get a good return on investment

Even if you’re not planning to sell your home straight away, a new garage door is still a good long-term investment. New garage doors have been shown to typically retain their value. They can also save you and future buyers money on energy costs and more.

Save money on heating

Energy bills can be expensive, but a new garage door can help reduce those costs and save you money in the long run. Garage doors can be the biggest opening to your home, meaning that a lot of hot and cold air could escape. Getting a new, modern, energy-efficient garage door installed can improve the overall insulation and reduce heating costs.

Lower maintenance costs

Older garage doors can be harder to maintain and get worn out with age. A new, modern garage door made from stronger materials can last for much longer before needing to be replaced again. This can also help with your potential return on investment.

Improve security

Unfortunately, older garage doors are less secure and can be an easy target for potential break-ins. New garage doors from reputable manufacturers are typically more secure, lock easier and can be integrated into automatic security systems.

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Team Christmas Outing To The Races

This was our forth year at Lingfield Park Racecourse celebrating Christmas with team members from the Surrey branch of The Corporate Door Company. No big winners this year but a great day out. The team at Lingfield Park were fantastic and really looked after us – thank you!     The post Team Christmas Outing To The Races appeared first on Wessex Garage...

This was our forth year at Lingfield Park Racecourse celebrating Christmas with team members from the Surrey branch of The Corporate Door Company.

No big winners this year but a great day out.

The team at Lingfield Park were fantastic and really looked after us – thank you!

 

 

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The pros and cons of common garage door materials

Whether you’re planning to put your home on the market in the new year or simply want to give your property a facelift, redesigning your garage presents you with a huge array of options. At Wessex Garage Doors, we understand that deciding on the right colour, style and material for your home can be a […] The post The pros and cons of common garage door materials appeared first on Wessex Garage...

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Whether you’re planning to put your home on the market in the new year or simply want to give your property a facelift, redesigning your garage presents you with a huge array of options. At Wessex Garage Doors, we understand that deciding on the right colour, style and material for your home can be a challenge and are more than happy to help you get it right.

The construction of your door is usually the biggest dilemma, particularly as it has an impact on the styles and colours that are then available. Here’s our quick list of pros and cons for the most popular types of garage door on the market.

Steel Garage Doors

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Steel garage doors offer both strength and style at an affordable price. The versatility of steel doors means that there are styles, sizes and colours to suit all kinds of property, whether you own a contemporary townhouse in the city centre or a Victorian semi in the suburbs.

A drawback of steel is that it’s not a good insulator – however we offer a few ways in which this can be addressed at a cost-effective price if you’re worried about your home getting cold. Steel is also vulnerable to dents and will corrode if not properly taken care of.

Aluminium Garage Doors

Aluminium is often chosen as a lightweight alternative to steel. It isn’t quite as durable as steel (and will be easier to dent with rogue footballs and even in bad weather), but is more naturally resistant to corrosion. It’s a low-cost option that is a good choice for homes exposed to salty sea-air or if you need a quick garage door replacement that doesn’t need to last a very long time.

Wooden Garage Doors

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Wood garage doors are known for their luxurious finish that makes any property look elegant and welcoming. The wide range of styles means that you can always find a design that suits the architecture and aesthetic of your home, boosting its curb-appeal and value at once.

Not only do wooden doors look great, but they’re very strong and have relatively good insulative properties. This is particularly important for garages that are attached to (and have access into) the main house, keeping your property secure and heating bills low.

The main drawback of wooden garage doors is that they do require some maintenance. The natural expansion and contraction of the material means that bolts may need to be routinely checked and tightened and there is a risk of the wood splitting or rotting if not properly treated. Regular painting and sealing are recommended.

GRP Garage Doors

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Garage doors made from glass-reinforced polyester (also known as fibreglass garage doors) are known for being lightweight and easy to maintain. They’re highly resistant to rust, withstand minor bumps and scrapes, and you won’t need to worry about them splitting. GRP comes in a vast range of colours, and some homeowners choose to paint their doors to change the look after a few years.

However, major impacts will still compromise the security of the door and GRP is not recommended for extremely low temperatures, which can cause the material to become brittle.

Vinyl Garage Doors

The main benefits of vinyl garage doors are that they are very low-maintenance and highly customisable, available in all kinds of colours, including wood-effect. They do not require any special sealing or repainting – just an occasional wash with warm water or a power-washer – and they are generally difficult to dent or scuff.

You cannot paint or stain vinyl, so you will need to choose the colour carefully if you like to update the front of your home often. Vinyl also doesn’t offer great insulation, so a specific insulative model will need to be chosen if you want to keep your garage a constant temperature.

For more information about the door types we have available and to get a specific recommendation for your property, give us a call. We’re always happy to answer your questions and can provide any additional information you need about the doors in our range.

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Latest Project – Carteck Insulated Sectional

Here we have installed a Carteck insulated garage door in a wood effect colour called ‘Night Oak’. Carteck GSW-40 sectional garage doors have 40mm thick insulated panels, constructed of an outer and inner steel skin separated by a foam filled core, ideal for thermal and acoustic applications. This steel panel construction gives the sectional door […] The post Latest Project – Carteck Insulated Sectional appeared first on Wessex Garage...

Here we have installed a Carteck insulated garage door in a wood effect colour called ‘Night Oak’.

Carteck GSW-40 sectional garage doors have 40mm thick insulated panels, constructed of an outer and inner steel skin separated by a foam filled core, ideal for thermal and acoustic applications. This steel panel construction gives the sectional door tremendous rigidity and strength, these properties combine to give you probably the best security solution in domestic garage doors.

The strength of the sectional door panel itself is augmented by the lifting gear which utilises the fact that the door operates in sections that have at least 10 rollers holding the sections firmly within the track system when the door is locked securely behind the 2 point manual locking mechanism.

When the door is closed it is a fantastic barrier to sound, wind, rain and the cold and also makes for a very secure garage door capable of resistance to attempted forced attacks.

The Carteck sectional door is a perfect solution for larger garage openings, right up to a massive 8500mm wide!

 


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