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How to repair and maintain an up and over garage door

As the name suggests, up-and-over garage doors operate by running along a set of aligned tracks that enable the door to smoothly transition between an open and closed position while in use. This traditional style of garage door lends itself to both new build and older properties, accounting for its continued popularity throughout the UK.  The heavy weight of the garage door means that it can become dangerous if broken or incorrectly maintained. Perhaps your door has become lodged during operation or there are signs of rust – there’s no better time than now to give your garage door a bit…

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How to Paint a Garage Door

If your garage door is looking a little worse for wear, buying a new one might not necessarily be the answer. No, sometimes all you need to make your garage door sing again is a lick of paint! That’s why, this month, the Associated Garage Doors team is going to be providing a step-by-step guide on how to paint your garage door so you can give the exterior of your home the facelift it deserves. Step 1 – clean the door Before you start painting your door, the first thing you want to do is give it a thorough scrub with…

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Common Garage Door Faults and How to Fix Them

Most garage door faults are not serious and can be easily resolved. However, it’s important you address any faults when you spot them — leaving it too long could make the problem worse, leading to costly and sometimes irreversible damage. This article will teach you how to fix the most common garage door faults. My garage door won’t open fully What is the problem? Your garage door won’t open entirely. It might open just enough for you to get in and out, or it might barely even budge.  What is the cause? There is most likely an obstruction in the door….

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