Garage Door Repair
Garage doors are not like normal doors. Normal doors work with hinges, normally two, that create a rotational ability that is limited to just under 180 degrees. This enables you to pull it open or to push it shut. A bracket usually means that a door can only be opened 90 degrees, which is the standard type of door that most Americans have installed in their homes.
Though there are other kinds of doors - like sliding and porch doors, normally, we like to stick to the standard mould. Garage doors are much more complicated than that and therefore, you need to call a professional if you need to get yours fixed.
How Do Garage Doors Work?
They can be opened manually or by a motor. They can be made of many different materials, from plastic, fiberglass and metal to some more obscure materials. Sometimes they are insulated to keep heat in as well.
Single panelled doors are constructed from one monolithic panel. They usually have a top hinge and you pull them up to make them roll against the ceiling. This saves space and means you can have a large door without limiting the space inside the garage itself to maximise the space you can use for other things. However, this kind of door does swing up to protrude slightly outside of the garage.
Sectional garage doors are made from several panels that work together along the substrate. They are great because they use up absolutely no space at all - being fully folded overhead when they are open.
When they are closed, they take up only as much space as the door should take up. This means that you can park your car very close to the door without any danger of touching the vehicle when you open it. Sectional doors are therefore a great choice for people who have larger cars in their garages.
Roller doors are normally constructed by a sheet of corrugated steel. Strong impact resistance is not required. There is s pre-loaded spring inside the mechanism and they use a manually operated pulley and chain system or a geared motor to raise and lower the door if you want to open or close it.
The door rolls up into a cased at the top like a kitchen paper roll and you don’t have to worry about it once it is closed. These can be operated any time with a manual pull or a motor which we are able to install for you as well.
These types of garage doors which are mentioned above, along with other kinds, which are explained in some of our other service pages, are all available at our Irving service. Whichever kind of door you have, we are able to provide a great fix.
We will come and analyse the problem, before leaving you with a fully working garage door at the end of the day. Get in touch today to discuss your problem and to find out what we can do for you.