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Fixing a Stuck or Broken Garage Door

Electric garage doors are a convenient and essential part of life, so much so that they are easily taken for granted. If your garage door is broken or malfunctioning, you will soon notice how much you need your door to be in working order to maintain the ease of daily...

Top 10 Garage Door Safety Tips

An automatic garage door is an essential addition to every modern home and offers luxury, convenience, protection and style to your home. A garage has a central location for the perfect point of entry for your car and there are many ways to alter the space to suit...

Troubleshooting Tips for Electric Garage Doors

Garage door won’t open all the way? Garage door won’t open with a remote? Or if your garage door’s not working? To help you troubleshoot your electric garage door issues, here are the tips to get to the root of the problem. Make sure the opener is...

How Does Summer Weather Affect Your Garage Door?

When you buy your garage door, you will probably take the effects of weather on garage doors into consideration. For example, you may opt to purchase an insulated garage door to help keep your home cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter. Or you may buy a steel...

How to Make Your Garage Door Less Noisy

Garage doors create vibrations during opening and closing. It can be annoying to have a garage door that rattles, squeaks, and shrieks as it opens and closes. Most people get used to these noises with time and eventually stop noticing them. With that said, there are a...

How to Inspect A Garage Door

Garage doors and their automatic operators must work 24/7 in all weather conditions; therefore, monthly visual and safety device checks should be performed, and it is incredibly important to ensure the door functions safely, reliably, efficiently. Most homeowners...

How to Safely Operate Your Automatic Garage Door

An automatic remotely operated garage door is a wonderful convenience but does have some inherent risks in operation if the garage door does not come with an auto reverse system. To date, there have been many sometimes fatal, instances of child entrapment under garage...

Why You Need A New Garage Door Opener

The garage door opener is that relatively small, motorized box-like object that hangs above the door. When you hit the button on the remote control unit, it sends a signal to the opener that causes the door to go up or down. Most garage door openers are chain drive or...

Solutions to 3 Common Garage Door Problems

The garage door is an important feature that needs as much attention as the rest of your home. Here are a few solutions to common garage door problems: Mechanical problems – just like any other mechanism, your garage door can experience mechanical problems over time....

How to Lubricate Garage Doors

To make sure your garage door runs smoothly, it should be lubricated 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,...

How to Ensure Your Garage Door is Child-Safe

If you’re a parent, a grandparent or someone else who often has young people at your home, child safety is no doubt a priority in your life. You should know that garage doors, while wildly convenient, are also home appliances that are under massive amounts of tension....

How to Maintain A Powder Coated Garage Door

If you want to maximise the life of your powdered coated garage door, it’s important to implement a simple and regular maintenance program. How To Protect Your Powder Coating From The Environment Every state in Australia faces different weather environments,...

How to Clean a Colorbond Garage Door

Your Colorbond steel garage door has been pre-painted with a special formulation, providing a long-lasting and durable coloured finish. However good a product may be, all exposed surfaces require some attention to guard against corrosion and any other harmful...

Mistakes NOT to Make When Buying A Garage Door

When finding the perfect garage door, there are some common mistakes that people make. These mistakes can lead to wrong buying decisions leaving you frustrated and with additional costs added to your project. Garage doors have some fundamental components that you need...

The Necessities of Garage Door Maintenance

Ever woken up because of a really loud garage door? It’s annoying. It is really important to consistently look after your garage door and opener in order to allow for a smooth and quiet open and close. In fact, if you neglect the maintenance of your garage door and...

Some Useful Garage Storage Ideas [Infographic]

In many cases, homeowners do not properly utilize the full organizational and storage capacity in their garage.  By employing a few simple strategies, you can free up space, create a workable and organized storage area and improve your garage’s overall appeal and...

DIY Garage Door Maintenance

Your garage door gets a lot of use, so it’s important to keep it in good working order. Here are some basic tips for maintaining a garage door properly. As part of a regular maintenance program, test all moving parts of the garage door to ensure none are broken or...

How to Convert Your Carport Into a Garage

A carport conversion is one of the best and most cost-effective ways to create extra storage space and protection for your vehicle, with the opportunity to increase the value of your house. You already have the roof and cement slab, so half the expense and half the...

Does Your Garage Door Open by Itself?

It seems like an unusual problem to have, but it is possible! If your automatic garage door opens by itself, it can be a security concern for your property. Find out what’s causing your garage door to open on its own and how to stop it with these tips. Check...

Garage Door Troubleshooting Guide

If your garage door is starting to malfunction, this troubleshooting guide may help to pin down the cause. The door won’t open or won’t close – this could be caused by several things. Check the track for obstructions. Check that moveable parts are well...

Troubleshooting Tips for Garage Door Openers

When there is no obvious cause for your garage door opener malfunctioning, you should look at the main components one by one in order to solve the problem. Does the remote work? If it doesn’t, the first port of call is to check the batteries. Nine times out of ten, it...

What to Do if Your Garage Door Won’t Open

The troubleshooting steps to follow if your automatic garage door refuses to open. Check the plug – make sure the cord is plugged in and the power is turned on. Make sure it’s not locked – many doors have a lock feature, which may have been inadvertently activated....

How to Maintain Your Garage Door

An article on networx.com has some handy tips for DIY garage door maintenance. Lubrication – Various components require regular lubrication to keep them operating smoothly. These include the hinges, stems and nubs, the armbar, the top of the chain rail, the...

How to Paint a Timber Garage Door

The garage door is among the most used moving parts of a house. It is constantly exposed to the elements, opened and closed regularly, and often scratched, banged and worn down with use. If you don’t do anything to maintain your garage door from year to year, you’re...
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