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Auckland’s Leaders in Garage Repairs, Service and Replacement
Because we have over 30 yrs experience, 9 times out of 10 we can diagnose problems with your garage door over the phone.
Contact Us Today for a free quote
0800 63 63 48
Damage to door panels is usually visible to the eye, especially where the damage is substantial (for example, if someone has accidentally backed their car into it). Sometimes, the damage can be more subtle, like warping. It’s likely that if you can’t see the damage, you will hear it as you open and close your doors.
Evaluating the time and cost to undertake garage door repair depends on the type of door you have – sectional, tilt or roller door; as well as the age of the door, and the extent of the damage. The best way to evaluate is to take some photos of the problem, and contact our team to assess the damage. We can provide a free estimate and advice over the phone.
GARAGE DOOR CABLES
Cables have an important job in the functioning of sectional garage doors, which means they need regular maintenance to perform properly. Problems can arise when the cables jump off the pulley, which can be caused by loss of spring tension in sectional garage doors, or the door closing on an object. Cables can also fray from rust, or snap, so it’s important your cables are checked regularly to avoid causing related damage to your door, and anything else, if the cable should snap while the door is in operation.
GARAGE DOOR HINGES
GARAGE DOOR SPRINGS
With time and continuous operation, garage door springs become stretched causing metal fatigue, eventually resulting in broken springs. This is particularly common in winter. When garage door springs break, standard practice is to replace all springs simultaneously, as there is a high chance of a secondary spring breaking following the first… By keeping your springs the same age and replacing them at the same time, you can reduce maintenance and callout costs. On average, a garage door spring life is between 8-12 years, and/or at around 10,000 revolutions.
Thinking of repairing your garage door springs yourself? We discourage this, because not all sectional springs are the same, they are calculated correctly to the weight and balance of your individual door. The wrong spring could result in an unbalanced door. In addition, an incorrect spring can shorten the life of your automatic garage door opener. If you have a broken spring, do not use your garage door at all until it has been fixed, as the door can unravel and end up on an angle and/or jammed in the opening.
Sectional garage doors are reliant in some key parts in order to function correctly, including springs, which allow the otherwise very heavy doors to lift easily using the torsion principle, hinges, which hold the sections together correctly, and also cables which are bracketed on either side of a door and assist with lifting the door when required. In addition, the panels themselves are a core part of the garage door. If any one of these components becomes damaged or worn, it can affect the operation of the entire door.
Tilt doors are fitted with springs on each side of the garage door to balance the door and make it possible to open. Springs have a limited life, and will eventually break from metal fatigue, with the average life dependent on individual door usage and door weight. Tilt springs should all be replaced simultaneously, as odd-aged springs can cause an imbalance in the door, and also increase the wear on your automatic opener.
Tilt springs can be dangerous and there is no way of telling when they’re due to break, so caution should be taken when standing near them – especially during operation.
Roller doors have been around for up to 60 years. The most common fault with roller doors is that they split from old age. A split can usually be found on the inside at the top of the door where the skirt attaches to the drum. Once a roller door starts to split, it will need to be replaced. The channels the roller door runs in should be regularly checked for dirt and grease build up for the door to run smoothly. There should be no oil or grease in the tracks. The spring inside the drum will also need adjusting from time to time.
Accidents do happen!!! Backed into your garage door? We can arrange a site inspection and detailed report for your Insurance provider to either replace or repair your garage door. Call and/or email us a picture of your garage door so we can see the damage and quickly get onto making you are site secure – either with a repair or replacement garage door underway!
Repairs, Automatic Opener and Garage Doors
Garage Door Repairs: Older garage doors do break down. In most cases due to age, wear and tear.
What should I look for when inspecting my door?
- You should check for loose or broken hinges, frayed cables, loose fasteners on Sectional Doors and any visible damage to the door.
- Tilt doors – worn hooks and anchor brackets, rusty springs and door out of alignment.
- Roller Doors – uneven rolling of door and material edging coming off causing steel door edge to start catching in the channels.
- Rust and splitting on doors.
Why Replace my Garage Door?
There are many advantages to replacing your garage door with a new Sectional Garage Door if space allows.
- Sectionals are more secure than conventional Tilt Doors and cannot be forced open.
- Sectional doors lift vertically meaning you can park your car close to the door and not have the door swing open and collide with the front of your car, this gives you more parking space in your driveway.
- Sectional doors are less draughty and can be insulated.
- Sectional doors give you a larger opening and will give you more height in your garage.
Most Common Faults on Garage Doors
- Broken springs either above the door or on the side
- Frayed / broken cables
- Door out of alignment
- Rollers come out
- Cannot lift the door
Why do Garage door Springs Break?
- All garage doors have springs to assist you or your garage door opener to open the door. If a spring breaks the doors will be too heavy to lift.
- All garage door springs break from age/metal fatigue.
- The general life span of a spring is around 8-12 yrs and they can break without warning.
- Tilt door springs also break without warning and generally 5-10 years.
Why should I get my Garage Door & Opener Serviced?
- Having your door serviced ensures that your door is balanced and working correctly. A balance door will not strain the automatic garage door opener.
- A Professional Garage Door Technician will check all the moving parts of your door, ie the rollers, hinges, cables, fasteners, hinges and lube the required parts. if your door is noisy then you should have it serviced.
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Auckland Garage Door Repair Man Ltd have been repairing Auckland Garage Doors for over 30 yrs. Over this time, we have repaired thousands of garage doors and garage door openers.
Every Garage Door has a spring of some description. Garage Door Springs make the opening and closing of your doors easy. However, these springs need to be replaced from time to time due to metal fatigue caused by wear and tear from continual opening and closing. There are two types of Garage Door springs.
Wonderful service from the moment I called on a weekend to enquire. Phone service was faultless with relevant updates and a comprehensive assessment. Appropriate solution, our installer arrived on time and proved very knowledgeable and efficient. We love the new remote opener! A++
Anne Wilding, 2021
Fantastic Experience...Glen turned up at agreed time and worked his magic, was stoked with the result and he's a great guy too... will def use again and highly recommend.
Eddie Freeman, 2020
I locked myself out of the garage the week before Christmas! Auckland Garage Repair came to the rescue with a same day service. Unbelievably grateful to them for squeezing me, it’s extra effort that sets a company like Auckland Garage Repair well ahead of the rest. Thanks again!
Kalie Danielson, 2020
Very happy with our new garage doors! So much quieter and more secure. We wish we had done it years ago now. We have low headroom in our garage, but the guys created a great solution. Very knowledgeable, experienced and genuinely friendly team.
Sarah Valentine, 2020
Andre came out to replace our garage door motor yesterday. He was on time, friendly, professional and really took the time to explain the features of the new system to us. We really appreciated the great service, thank you!
Sharlene Griffiths, 2021
These guys were great - from the woman in the office to the man who turned up to install the motor in my garage. He was courteous and let me know he was running a bit late, then double checked the work with me before going ahead with it. Excellent service all round, and a good product.
Kelly Martin, 2020
I am impressed with the rapid nature of your response and the way your serviceman addressed the issues around the door repair. Thanks very much I will recommend you to folk I know who have issues with their doors!
November 28, 2018
Merlin MT100 Automatic Opener - Just had Glenn stop by to install two new automatic garage door openers for us. Just wanted to say, brilliant!! Absolutely stoked. Clean and tidy operator, very much appreciated!
February 22, 2019
Rick from Auckland Garage Door Repairs did an excellent job for us recently. He was on time and was such a lovely man too. I will definitely use this service in the future and have no hesitation in recommending the company. Great job!
- Karen Sheath, 2020
Andre came and repaired the broken hinges on our garage door this afternoon. While only one had broken, he noticed that several others had cracks so he replaced them also - he explained the process and left everything clean and tidy. Would highly recommend.
Renee Cornaga, 2020
Hi Kathryn, just wanted to say a big thank you for your help & prompt service re our auto door opener. Also pass on my appreciation to Rick the serviceman. He did a great job, is a lovely guy & a great asset to your company.
Peter Stanners, March 27, 2019
Rick was professional and very helpful, his work was excellent. The sales team was prompt to reply my phone and give the quote. The price was very reasonable. Yes will definitely recommend it to all.
- Rupesh Parikh, 2020
I am very happy with the work that Andre did. He was very professional and the door now works beautifully. And he didn't complain when we found the tenant hadn't moved all their stuff - he just quietly helped me clear it out to make space to work. Very pleased and happy to recommend our services
Phil B, April 1, 2019
Thank you, Amanda and Terry and the Chamberlain Group – installing an automatic garage door was already pretty life-changing, but the Queenstown trip and Hot Lap made for an incredibly exciting, once-in-a-lifetime treat!
April 15, 2019
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New Merlin Automatic Opener MT60 Winner!
I am thrilled with the new Merlin Automatic Opener especially for its quietness and security.
I would gladly recommend to anyone who is thinking of purchasing a remote controlled garage opener to talk to the wonderful people at Auckland Garage Door Repair Man Ltd. I was also impressed with the high workmanship of the installer.
Ayad Alkaissi - Henderson
April 22, 2019
Great service and the repairman was fantastic and very clean. Thanks for the prompt service!
July 30, 2019
New Sectional Garage Door - Thanks for our new garage door - it looks great!
August 23, 2019
Thank you for a job really well done!
August 29, 2019
My Mother is very happy with her new garage door. Thank you for your professional help and work. The door looks great and we would recommend your company to others.
November 20, 2019
Sectional springs replacement - Many thanks for the prompt and efficient fix of my garage door today - much appreciated!
November 25, 2019
Thank you very much, Rick has done a great job!
Geoff Parry, December 4, 2019
Thanks so much - excellent service. Definitely be recommending your company!
Rachel Reynolds, December 5, 2019
Thanks for a great service!
Ray Lockwood, December 11, 2019
Just wanted to say that you guys were awesome today - replacing our springs. Same day service, great outcome, friendly person and reasonable price! If you ever need a reference, please let me know.
Warren, January 7, 2020
Merlin Commander Elite MS105MyQ - Hi, this is not something I do very often, but I just wanted to say how impressed I have been by your company and by the professionalism and friendliness of everyone I have dealt with. I was first attracted by your great website, then when I rang, the receptionist was friendly, efficient and knowledgeable, and today, the repairman phoned to tell me he was going to be a bit late, and when he came - he was again very friendly and professional, and did an amazing job. The garage door now runs like a dream, so quiet and smooth in its operation - so thank you!!!
Janie Gummer, January 15, 2020
Sectional Spring Replacement & Merlin MS105 Garage Door Opener
I am really impressed from your service and must say Rick is an amazing person, very friendly and helpful. Will highly recommend to my friends and families Auckland Garage Door Repair Man Ltd
Rupesh Parikh, March 13, 2020