Reliable Garage Door Maintenance Across Stirling and Central Scotland
We’re your friendly garage door specialists
Kay Garage Door specialist in servicing all kinds of our garage doors in Stirlingshire and across Central Scotland. We’re trusted by homeowners and commercial businesses thanks to our decades of experience and outstanding reputation for responding to our customers’ needs quickly, efficiently and to an impeccable standard. We supply, install, service and repair many brands of our garage door maintenance company, which include these leading manufacturers and many more:
How often should I service my garage door?
Your garage door is a crucial part of your property’s security. Sometimes a garage will be a separate building and in other cases it will provide direct access to a garden and even your home. That’s why it’s very important to ensure that your garage door is both functioning correctly and protected against criminal entry.
In order to keep your garage door running at peak performance, regular servicing is required. We often get asked how often a service should be carried out, which can differ according to weather conditions, usage patterns, and the type of materials used.
Whatever the case, we recommend a garage door service at least once a year, plus we’re also available to carry out emergency repairs if your garage door has developed faults or become jammed in place.
Garage doors we service
Our technicians have unparalleled experience of servicing all types of garage doors, including:
MANUAL AND AUTOMATIC
Garage door maintenance and repairs
Whether you have an automated garage door or a manual version, we have over 35 years of experience in serving the Stirling community as well as customers all across Central Scotland. Our workmanship, customer service, professionalism and technical knowledge are second to none, plus we’re dedicated to offering fantastic value for money every time.
GARAGE DOOR MAINTENANCE
Frequently asked questions
Garage doors need regular maintenance, much like any engine. On average, garage doors require maintenance every one to five years, but this can vary depending on how much you use your door and the environment within which it operates (i.e. heat, humidity). If you’re experiencing issues with your garage door, such as loud noises while opening or closing the door, loud grinding sounds, panel damage or a door that isn’t staying open on its own, it’s time to schedule a service call.
Most garage doors last between 15 and 30 years, though it depends on the door, you and your environment. Maintenance is an essential factor in your garage door’s lifetime use. Be sure to check your garage door’s components periodically for wear and necessary repairs.
If your garage door is falling apart, you may need to replace it. Here are some signs that indicate replacement is necessary:
1. The garage door opener doesn’t work properly or at all
2. Your garage door gets stuck or it’s hard to open and close
3. The garage door has dents, holes or other significant damage
4. The garage door opener is old and needs frequent repairs
5. Your garage door opens by itself when you are not home
6. You can see daylight through the garage door when it’s closed
7. Parts of the garage door are broken or missing
8. There are visible garage door cables
9. The garage door is hard to close when you are inside the garage
10. The garage door opens slowly or closes too quickly
11. You hear strange sounds every time your garage door opens or closes
If you notice any of these signs, it’s probably time to replace your garage door. Contact Kay Garage Door replacement team today.
A garage door tune-up can prevent garage door problems from happening. It involves a short visual inspection of all the working parts of your door system. The technician will look for loose bolts and screws, check rollers and hinges, tighten anything wobbly, lubricate parts that need oiling, check garage door opener systems, and make sure the garage door is balanced.
The garage door can be very loud if not maintained properly. Here are some reasons why garage doors can be noisy:
Misaligned garage door tracks and rollers – if the garage door has been installed recently but still seems to produce too much noise, it could be due to a misalignment of the track and rollers. This will require garage door maintenance to correct.
Uneven garage door tracks – garage doors that are not installed properly will often produce loud sounds whenever the garage is opened or closed. This is due to the garage door panels not lining up correctly on the track, which causes uneven weight distribution and puts too much force on one area of the garage door panel.
Garage door does not fit garage door frame – garage doors should always fit the garage opening. If it is too small, the garage will rub each time the garage door goes up and down. If it is too big, the garage will be loose when in use and can cause a banging noise while going up and down.
Badly fitted garage door panels – garage doors that are not properly fitted to their openings will often cause garage noise, especially near the bottom section where it comes into contact with the garage frame. This is usually due to poor installation or old garage door springs.
Garage door rollers are worn-out – garage door rollers are designed to last up to 10 years, depending on the garage door and garage door opener. Their life depends on how much garage door usage they are subjected to. Worn out garage rollers will require garage door maintenance, which should include replacing them with new ones or repairing bent garage door tracks if necessary.
Our garage door showroom
A garage door is a big investment, so it’s important to know exactly what you’re getting before you make a purchase. Our newly refurbished showroom is the perfect place to get a close look at our garage doors. You’ll be able to inspect the construction, materials, and mechanisms to make sure it meets your needs. Our team will be on hand to answer any questions you have. Thank you for considering us!