The garage is an integral part of the modern household. According to the 2010 English Housing Survey, the majority of privately owned houses and bungalows have a garage and 40% of all dwellings have access to one. Altogether that’s an estimated 9 million garages in England alone. Although garages are being used less for car parking than previously, the RAC found that the majority of cars belonging to a house (rather than a flat) are still parked overnight in a garage (see Spaced Out: Perspectives on Parking Policy 2012).
The garage door is the main door fronting onto an alley or street and should be wide enough for a car to drive through into the garage. Pedestrian access to the garage is often through this garage door, although some garages will have a separate pedestrian door for ease of access. There are 5 conventional designs of garage door: the canopy up-and-over; the retractable up-and-over; the sectional door; the roller door; and the side hinge. Each of these designs differs in their construction and method of opening and each has its pros and cons. All of these except the canopy up-and-over can be automated.
A garage door can be opened either manually or by an electric motor. The most obvious and well-known benefit to having a remote control garage door is not having to get out of the car in bad weather or late at night. The driver can sit comfortably and safely inside his or her car to open the door and only get out when the car is securely inside the garage. However, there are several other benefits to automating the opening mechanism.
The benefits of a remote control garage door
Comfort – the ability to open the garage door from within the comfort and safety of the car.
Security – the door will automatically lock in place holding the door solidly closed to prevent forced opening by intruders.
Safety – safety systems will prevent the door from closing if there is an obstruction.
Cost – less strain is placed on the door mechanism and so the life of the door will be extended.
Noise – soft start and stop not only reduces the strain on the door but ensures that opening and closing is quiet and won’t disturb others at anti-social times.
Repairing a garage door can be a challenging task. While adding an extra coat of paint is often considered to be a do-it-yourself project, there will inevitably be times when you need the advice of a trained professional. We are pleased to be able to offer our repair services to properties throughout Cardiff, Newport and Bridgend. From minor maintenance issues to complete overhauls, our trained technicians are here to help when you need us the most. So, what are some of the benefits that you can expect to enjoy when choosing our services?
On Time, All of the Time
One of the issues with low-quality repair companies is that reliability can be an concern. They may not arrive on time or they could reschedule at the last minute. Not only is this very frustrating, but it will likely impact your busy schedule. Once an appointment is confirmed with one of our representatives, you can rest assured that we will punctually arrive at your property. We will then address any issues that your garage door may have. Not only can this save you a great deal of time, but you can remain confident that it will be functioning in no time at all.
We are well aware that no two jobs are ever alike. Perhaps you have been hearing strange sounds emitting from the overhead motor. The door could be sitting incorrectly within its tracks. Or, the entire unit may have simply stopped functioning altogether. In these and countless other instances, the solutions will need to be as varied as the doors themselves. By providing targeted and relevant options, even the most daunting of challenges can be quickly diagnosed and rectified. The same cannot always be said for other companies within the area.
As with all modern mechanisms, it is likely that your garage door can suffer from some common problems. Some of the areas that we can address include (but are not limited to):
– Poor transmitter batteries.
– A misaligned photo eye.
– Broken or worn torsion springs.
– A damaged motor.
– Worn or stretched cables.
Of course, an accurate diagnosis is the first step to solving these and other issues that you may have encountered. We should nonetheless point out that any of these problems will not simply go away. If anything, they will likely become worse and in certain instances (such as a garage door slamming shut), there is a very real safety hazard to be addressed. We are more than capable of handling such needs with expediency and professionalism.
We firmly believe that developing strong relationships with all of our clients is the key to success. So, our team will embrace a hands-on approach during every step of the procedure. Not only does this help to expedite the entire process and keep you “in the loop”, it is simply good business sense. Should you would like to learn more or if you are having problems with your garage door, please feel free to contact us.