Sectional/Panel Lift Door Service

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.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do you sell garage doors?

At Eastern Garage Doors we specialise in garage door repairs and accessories.
We also install new garage doors from Taurean, Steel-line, Gliderol and B&D.

How can I make my garage door last longer?
  • Have it serviced every 2-3 years or at the first sign of any complications.
  • Sectional door/panel lift you should check the cables for any signs of fraying or wear, check hinges are tight.
  • Roller doors  - keep door tracks clean wiping out with a clean rag.
  • Tilt doors check for wear on all moving parts. Check springs for over stretching.
Do I need to pay if you can not fix my garage door?

If more than a service call we offer an obligation free quote and will not charge our service fee.

My garage door won’t open. What should I do?

First, put the garage door opener onto manual and see if it can be lifted by hand.

Check to see if there are any visible issues.

If unsure please call a professional to inspect as garage doors can be dangerous.

Should I have my garage door serviced? If so, how often?

Every 2-3 years or at the first sign of problems.

Why should I use a professional to install or repair my garage door?

Garage doors are very large and dangerous, if you do not know what you are doing you can cause further damage to the door/opener or injure yourself.

How do I arrange a measure and quote for my home or business?

Call or email us and we will contact you and organise a time to attend and quote.

How long does it take to get a garage door installed at my home or business?

Doors take 2-3 weeks to be manufactured, the install will take between 2-4 hours depending on the complexity of your install.

Can I have a garage door installed if I have a garage with minimal roof space?

Usually we can work around this and fit a head panel to accommodate the door.

In most instances yes - but sometimes it is just not possible.

Do you have options for garage doors that are a strange size or not on a parallel ground?

Yes we can fit a taper to the bottom of the door to allow for a fall in the ground.

If the ground has a bump in the middle there is not a lot we can do.

All garage doors are custom made to fit so there is no strange size.

What are better chain or belt garage door openers?

Belt drive openers are better, they are very quiet and cleaner.