Why Annual Garage Doors Maintenance Is A Must

Homeowners typically have their cars and many other household items inspected and maintained on a regular basis. Why not the garage door? It can be easy to forget that your garage door is the largest moving object in most homes and has many expensive moving parts that need proper maintenance. Most people open and close their garage door hundreds of times every single month, which leads to the natural wear and tear associated with heavy use.garage door installation

While it can be easy to forget about your door, life would be extremely inconvenient without it. That’s why annual garage door maintenance services are beneficial to any homeowner with a garage.

Annual garage door tune-ups can save you a lot of trouble in the long run. A few of the factors you need to consider when it comes to whether you want annual garage door maintenance are:

  • Safety: Garage door injuries are common. The doors are extremely heavy no matter what size you have, and several components, if broken, can make the door come crashing down on you, your family or your pets. This hard blow can damage several expensive components within the door as well as any of your nearby equipment or the surrounding property. The door’s spring has a lot of tension and pressure keeping it in place. If it snaps, it can also injure anybody nearby.
  • Finances: When you factor in all the different ways you can lose money from a broken garage door, finding a solid annual maintenance company becomes well worth the investment. If one part of your garage door is damaged or broken, it can put extra strain on the other parts, causing them to wear out faster. It’s also possible for your car to be in the garage with the door stuck down on days you need to get to work on time, which can ultimately lead to even more money lost.
  • Convenience: This is one of the most important entrances in your home. The use of your car to get from place to place depends on the functionality of your garage door. Being stuck outside in the heat of summer or cold of winter because your door won’t go up is a situation you definitely want to avoid. Broken and damaged doors also tend to be loud, which can disturb neighbours and sleeping family members. You need to get where you’re going fast, so don’t sacrifice the convenience of a properly maintained garage door.

Keeping every part of your garage door running smoothly for as many years as possible will save you money in repair costs, but it does so much more. You can avoid injuries, hassles and costly property damage by doing your own visual inspections of the door once a month and calling in professionals to handle the more in-depth annual inspections.aluminium gaerage door

Annual garage door maintenance, from a reputable company, can ensure an increased longevity, continued proper function, and safety for those who use it. Just like getting maintenance on your car, annual garage door maintenance is a must.

While we encourage you to check your garage door once a month for damage and broken parts, you shouldn’t complete any repairs or in-depth maintenance without the right training. At Steel-Line Garage Doors, we’ve been servicing Australia since 1979. We can come to your home on your schedule to perform your annual garage door maintenance services to the highest possible standards.

As an authorized dealer for Marantec and Merlin, we also offer a huge variety of products if you need a new garage door.

We employ experienced garage door technicians and product consultants — that way, we know you’re getting trustworthy repairs and customer service. If your door is damaged beyond repair, don’t worry — we provide free estimates for new installations so you can get what you want within a reasonable budget.

Call us on 1300 767 900 if you need garage door replacements, repairs or a yearly maintenance service, and we’ll get your garage door operating at its best for another year.

Steel-Line Lead the Way by Introducing New Colorbond® Matt Finish Garage Doors to the Australian Market

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At Steel-Line, we are pleased to announce the release of a new range of Colorbond® Matt finish garage doors.

Providing Australian homeowners with both durability and style, these products come in three attractive colours (Basalt®, Monument® and Surfmist®) for sectional doors and two colours (Basalt® and Monument®) for roller doors, creating a softer, more subtler look.

These garage doors are constructed of Australian BlueScope steel and are available in Flatline, Slimline and Glacier sectional door profiles.

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Steel-Line’s CEO, Aaron Dillaway is expecting high demand for these new doors.

“We’re delighted to bring this excellent range to our customers throughout the country,” said Mr Dillaway.

“It’s always exciting to present Australian homeowners with a new and innovative product that can enhance and increase the value of their home.”

Mr Dillaway went on to say that “there are so many benefits of Colorbond® Matt finish garage doors such as long term durability with exceptional corrosion, dirt resistance, withstand the harsh Australian environment, and they are suitable from moderate to severe marine or industrial environments.”

Call Steel-Line Garage Doors on 1300 767 900 or contact us for more information today.

Tips for a Successful Garage Sale

Having a garage sale takes a lot of work and can be extremely frustrating if you are not used to holding such an event. To avoid any headaches and to make the process efficient, follow a plan from beginning to end. A well-planned garage sale often means a more successful one, which means more money in your pocket at the end of the day.

  1. Pick a Date

The first step is to choose dates and times for your garage sale. Most people go with Saturday mornings, but you can add Sunday to a multi-day sale if your schedule allows. You’ll get a larger crowd if you start early because people won’t have to interrupt their day to attend your sale, and it’s likely to be cooler out which is an important thing to consider especially in the heat of summer.

  1. Gather Your Goods

Garage sales offer a great way to declutter and downsize your house. Grab a box and go through every room. Pick up anything you don’t want or haven’t used in months and toss it in. Don’t underestimate the value of what you find either; people will buy anything from old CDs to unwanted bottles of perfume. After all, the worst-case situation is that something doesn’t sell.

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  1. Advertising Your Garage Sale

There are dozens of websites where you can advertise your garage sale for free. Post an ad on as many as you want but aim for at least three. Feel free to describe your items in detail but avoid sounding like a marketing executive. Simply tell people what you have and when you’ll have it, and let their own imaginations work out how wonderful it is. It’s also a great idea to use free social media marketing sites to get the word out in your local area.

  1. Make Garage Sale Signs

Check with your local council regarding where you can place your garage sale signs in your local area.  Make a garage sale sign including your address and an arrow pointing towards your house, and then stick them in the ground.

  1. Preparing for the Sale

You’ll need chairs to sit on, a table or other flat surface to take payments and provide change, and a safe place to keep your change. Dedicate a room in your house to garage sale planning and divide all your items by categories, such as clothes, books, home goods, and kids’ toys. Arrange your tables and put all the clothes on hangers the night before the garage sale.

  1. Price Your Items

It’s best if you price your items individually rather than just group them into boxes with one price sign. As the garage sale progresses, people will get the boxes mixed up and you’ll have a hard time keeping it organized.

  1. Work for the Crowd

In an ideal world, a garage sale would work like Target. People would come in, grab what they wanted, pay, and leave. Unfortunately, people see garage sales as a sort of interactive shopping experience. They’re going to ask questions, they’re going to bargain, and they’re going to check out everything. You’ll do better if you don’t act pushy. Just stay seated, shout out a friendly hello when people walk up and let the customers come to you.

  1. Deal with Leftovers

You’re going to have leftover stuff. You can just put it all on the curb with a free sign, but that won’t get you any more money. Instead, consider taking the leftovers to a charity store. If you have large items left over, like a couch or a TV set, consider selling them online.

How to Remove Graffiti from A Painted Metal Garage Door

A garage door dominates about 30% of the front facade of most homes. The appearance of your garage door can say a lot about you. A clean garage door lets the world know that you care about your home’s appearance. On the other hand, a dirty or graffitied door gives off a message of neglect.

Graffiti can sometimes be defacing to the appearance of your property especially if it is on your garage door. Fortunately, you can remove the unwanted paint from your garage door surface by following these steps:graffitti garage door

  • When graffiti strikes it is best to remove it within in 24-48 hours. Studies show that the best graffiti prevention strategy is immediate removal.
  • If your door is made of steel, aluminium or another type of metal, you should use a solvent designed for removing graffiti or paint. Spray the solvent over top of the graffiti or paint you’d like to remove.
  • Let the solvent soak into the graffiti or paint. You can leave it to sit for several minutes by following the instruction.
  • Use a nylon brush that has stiff bristles to scrape away the graffiti. Be gentle, as you only want to remove the graffiti, not the door’s paint. Whatever you do, don’t use a brush with metal bristles.
  • Wipe the area clean with a rag, to remove any tiny bits of lingering graffiti.
  • Rinse with clean water and let dry.
  • Depending on how large the graffiti is, you might have to work in sections. Only try to remove a small amount at once, so that the solvent doesn’t end up sitting on the door’s surface for too long.
  • Another option is to use paint thinner to remove the spray paint. Pour some paint thinner or reducer in a small container, dab a little on a piece of the washcloth and wipe the graffiti area. Rub in small circular motions, watching carefully to ensure that the thinner does not remove the original paint colour. If this method works, do the steps on other parts of the garage door. When finished, wash the door with soapy water, rinse and wipe dry.
  • The last option is to repaint your garage door. This is a costly option, but it’s useful for white garage doors that can show up graffiti marks even after it has been cleaned.

Steel-Line Introduces Truefit Pelmet

At Steel-Line, we are pleased to announce the release of the Truefit Pelmet.
The Truefit pelmet creates a clean, modern and seamless finish by integrating the pelmet into the front of the garage door so it is in line. It replaces the boxed pelmet extruding from the top of the door.
The aesthetic achieved enhances the elevation of your door and can save hundreds of dollars on building costs, as the steel lintel and brickwork across the door opening is no longer required.
Available for double and single garage doors, in twelve standard Colorbond® colours, Classic Cedar and Caoba, the Truefit Pelmet is revolutionising the street-appeal of houses across Western Australia.
Call Steel-Line Garage Doors WA on 1300 767 900 today and book a FREE measure and quote.

Steel-Line First to Market with Rendered Finish Garage Doors

Australian garage specialists release an exciting range of rendered finish garage doors

rendered finish garage doorSteel-Line Garage Doors, Australia’s leading manufacturer and supplier of garage doors have recently launched a new range of rendered finish garage doors that are designed to create the look of real concrete.

First to market with three realistic concrete look colours, the rendered finish garage door is designed to be both durable and stylish.

These garage doors are made from BlueScope steel, preferred by builders and designers alike for its strength, flexibility, lightness and corrosion-resistance.

Steel-Line’s National Sales and Marketing Manager, Greg Dwyer, is expecting high demand for these new garage doors.

“Concrete look render is one of today’s most popular choices in home design and styling.

garage door colours The rendered finish garage doors can be adapted to many different architectural styles using our modern powder coating technology,”

“They are ideal for coastal properties and bushfire prone areas and the feedback we have had from our customers has been outstanding – we expect to see lots of proud Australian households complimenting their properties with this modern look garage door,” said Mr Dwyer.

Thanks to the unique manufacturing process used to construct them, the rendered finish garage doors are visually appealing, reliably tough, and designed to withstand the harsh Australian climate. They are also termite resistant, low maintenance and environmentally friendly.

The rendered finish garage doors are now available to builders and homeowners directly from Steel-Line branches or through their extensive reseller network around the country.

Call Steel-Line Garage Doors on 1300 767 900 today and book a FREE measure and quote.

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