Roller doors are used as garage doors. It has two sizes single size and double size. A single size is 2100mm high and 2400mm wide. Double size is 2100mm high and 4800mm wide. It can open either manually or electrically. They are big enough to pass a vehicle through them. Small doors can be tilted towards the roof. While large doors are made with several joints. Their operating consists of spring loads. Doors are made of wood,iron or fiberglass. Its history goes way back in 450 BC when they had gatehouses back in US. Roller doors are not insulated effectively.
Roller doors can cause severe damages to anyone if not used accordingly. Common injuries from roller doors include falling doors and pinch points. You need to be careful while using them. Repairing a door all by yourself without having proper knowledge can do a lot of harm than good. Children should not be near the roller door while moving as it can be hazardous for them. For this reason roller doors sold after 1992 have a sensor feature in them. These sensors need to be installed six feets above the ground so that they can sense anyone standing under the door when it is moving.
Now coming to the installation of roller doors. But before installing the roller doors you need to check the safety options like the door your are using is strong enough for the required tasks,there is enough space for the door to fit,you and the person with you in the installation have the equipment needed for the process along with the wearables. Now with the installation. I will tell you the installation process step-by-step.
Step-1: The brackets
Now first of all you need to measure each side of your door and then nade to drill three holes to hold the brackets. Check that the bracket can safely hold and tilt the door.
Step-2 The springs
Now secure the axles of the bracket with bolts and lock it tightly so that it won’t move. Now you need to apply tension to the spring by moving the door twice. Then hold the door while an other person cuts the straps. Then slowly pull the door down and bring the wooden chock in position until the track fits.
Step-3 The tracks
Now pull the door down slightly from one side and fit the track within the wall with the help of fastener. Do the same thing with the other side of the door. Then move the door up and down to check the correction. Now fit the handle outside the door with the help of fastener.
Pricing and Purchasing
Well as know that garage doors come with two types and three sub-types so their price varies from one another. You can buy them online as well go to stores that have them but I prefer buying them online. You can purchase them from different sites like Aliexpress,ebay or Amazon. All these three sites are commonly used. The prices of common roller door starts from Â£1400. These prices differ from door to door. As you know I have will given you the installation steps all you need to do is get up and either open your laptop or go to a store and buy it if you have the necessary equipment then you don’t even need a specialist for garage door installation you can do it yourself.
Repairing Roller Door
Now let’s get down to the repairing of a roller door. Whatever type of roller door you have does not matter. You can repair it. Now I will tell you how to repair it step-by-step.
Check the mounting brackets to the wall if the brackets are loose then you can tighten them with the fastener. Check the tracks for any damage and repair them.
Make sure the tracks are aligned if they are not aligned then align them by loosening them (not removing) and tightening and positioning them.
Clean both tracks with household cleaner and wipe them dry.
The plates on which the spring is mounted and make sure that the screws are tight. Check the hinges for any damage and then if they are damaged,repair them. If the wood where the hinges are is cracked,remove the hinges,replace the wood and then position the hinges again. Move the hinges to a stronger piece of wood,if possible.