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How to repair and maintain an up and over garage door

Key Features of Up-and-Over Garage Doors: These traditional, track-operated doors are widely used in the UK, but their considerable weight necessitates careful maintenance to prevent hazards. Maintenance Essentials: Regular checks should include cleaning tracks, inspecting for door warping, and monitoring for wear, rust, and unusual noises like grinding, which could signal underlying problems. Common Repairs and Safety Precautions: Issues such as misaligned tracks, broken torsion springs, and damaged cables are common and should be addressed by professionals due to the associated risks. Warping Issues and Replacement Options: Warping in wooden doors may require partial or full replacement, depending on the extent…

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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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