Panel Lift or Sectional Doors are made up of sections joined together with either plastic or metal hinges.
These doors run with large springs above the door and wheels that run in tracks, cables also run through a pulley wheel.
Most problems that occur to sectional doors are broken springs, broken or frayed cables, broken hinges, worn track wheels and broken hinges that hold the panels together.
If your cables have come off your sectional door springs likely need to be re-tensioned and the door serviced.
General service and maintenance to your door will help keep it in great shape and pinpoint any parts that are wearing and may give you problems in the future.
We recommend you get your door and opener serviced every two to three years or at the first sign of any problems.
These doors are generally manufactured by STEEL-LINE, GLIDEROL, CSI, B&D, TAUREAN, and others.
We offer repairs and maintenance on all sectional doors.
Need a Service? Call now on (03) 9812 3062 to book a time or make an enquiry.
Panel Lift / Sectional Door Springs
These springs sit above the door or sometimes they are rear-mounted and will be at the back of the garage. You may not realise that your sectional panel lift door springs are broken, but you will have the following issues.
- The opener will not be able to open the door all the way and may close with a thud.
- When you put the door on manual it will be too heavy to lift.
When you find you have a broken spring for safety reasons it is best to stop using the door and opener immediately. If you continue to use the opener you will cause undue stress on it and require repairs to the opener also.
It is recommended that both springs are replaced at the same time on a Sectional door as the second spring will generally break within a short period after and your door and opener should have both springs working efficiently with the same tension.
If you can provide us with the following information it will help us to provide the right size springs for your door. Generally, we can help you on the same day but in some instances, custom springs will need to be manufactured.
- Height and width of the door. Ie. 4800 mm wide x 2200 mm high
- The brand of the door is known.
- We may ask you to send us a photo of the back of the door including the springs.
Give us a call and we can help you usually on the same day with new sectional garage door springs for your panel lift door.
Cables for Panel Lift / Sectional Doors
Often your problem may be frayed or snapped cables. These cables do a lot of hard work and are under tension for an extended period of time. If your cable has snapped please do not try to open the door call us immediately and we will attend.
Replacing the cables is a very difficult and dangerous job. Keep in mind that you are dealing with springs that are capable of lifting a 100kg+ door. It is highly recommended that a cable replacement be carried out by a trained professional.
It is recommended to do a site inspection of your cables frequently to check for the early signs of them fraying.