As with all garage doors it is important to maintain them with a regular service. Sectional/Panel lift doors have many individual components and can be expensive to repair.
Sectional Garage Doors run with large springs above the door, sometimes the springs are rear mounted at the back of the garage. They also have cables, wheels and hinges that all work together so you door can operate smoothly
Frayed, loose or kinked cables on a sectional/panel lift garage door.
If the cables are starting to fray or are kinked, they likely need replacing as soon as possible.
If left unattended cables can break whilst the door is operating and this can be extremely danged.
The door could fall from open position with all it s weight.
Cables have come off your sectional/panel lift door.
When your garage door is not operating check that the cables haven’t come off or have broken. If the cables have come off it is generally because either the springs have lost tension, or you have operated the door on manual and have lifted it too high causing the cables to pop off.
Our trained technicians can sort out all these issues for you and make sure your door is operating safely.
You can avoid many problems by regularly servicing your door and opener and visually checking every few months that all looks ok.
Springs – Sectional Garage Doors / Panel Lift Garage Doors
Cables – Sectional garage doors / panel lift garage doors.
Cables on sectional/ panel lift garage doors are part of the lifting mechanism of your door. They wind up into the cable drum to help lift your door. If your door has rear mounted springs, there will also be pulleys.
Every time you open and close your door the cables are winding and unwinding under tension and the weight of the door. They are a vital part of your door and if they are frayed, kinked or loose they may cause issues with your door operation.
Our On-Time Service Commitment
All service calls to Eastern Garage Doors are attended to as fast as possible. Our friendly staff will make a time suitable to your needs so you don’t have to wait around all day. We usually book a 3-hour time slot and will even arrange for the serviceman to call when he is on the way if required.
We also offer the first appointment of the day which will be a half-hour time slot to help those who are not so flexible with their time. We can even attend without you on-site if you can arrange access to your garage door and will contact you after the initial inspection.
Need a Service? Call now on (03) 9812 3062 to book a time or make an enquiry.
Garage Door Opener Repairs
Frequently Asked Questions
Yes we do, we also install new garage doors from Taurean, Steel-line, Gliderol and B&D.
7-15 years approximately.
- 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.
If more than a service call we offer an obligation free quote and will not charge our service fee.
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.
Every 2-3 years or at the first sign of problems.
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.
Call or email us and we will contact you and organise a time to attend and quote.
Doors take 2-3 weeks to be manufactured, the install will take between 2-4 hours depending on the complexity of your install.
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.
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.
Belt drive openers are better, they are very quiet and cleaner.