We are a family run business that has been repairing garage doors in Kent, Sussex and Surrey for over 25 years. We have also carried out regular contract work in South and South West London. Our policy has always been to repair all garage doors where possible, as oppose to insisting that they should be replaced for a new garage door. In a lot of cases, a cost effective repair will extend the life of a garage door for many years to come. All our work is guaranteed and we are happy to provide you with a free quotation before we start any work.
Although we can not guarantee a same day service, we do give a high priority to garage door repairs and would aim to attend site within 24 hours or less. We appreciate that a broken garage door can be a huge inconvenience and can sometimes compromise your security, so we will try our best to get to you as soon as possible.
Garage Door Cable Repairs
The most common repair to a garage door is the replacement of broken cables. On a majority of canopy garage doors the cables are the connection between a tensioned overhead spring and the body of the garage door. These cables are responsible for lifting the garage door and are therefore subject to a lot of wear and tear. Cables can also rust or corrode due to weather conditions and their life can be drastically reduced in coastal areas. Under these conditions we are able to fit stainless steel cables to some garage doors which will last longer than normal cables. When changing garage door cables it is often best to change them as a pair. The most common garage doors for broken cables are Garador Westland MK3c, Henderson Merlin and Cardale garage doors. Poor maintenance of your garage door can often lead to tangled cables which will often require replacement.
Garage Door Spring Repairs
There are two common types of garage door spring, the extension spring that stretches and contracts and the torsion spring that is wound up and operates by winding and unwinding cables that lift the garage door. Both these types of garage door springs can develop problems after long periods of continued use. These springs are under extreme tension for much of the time as they are normally fully extended or stretched when the door is closed. Problems can include the springs breaking due to metal fatigue or in the case of the torsion spring they can lose tension by unwinding. When a spring breaks or is damaged the garage door becomes very awkward and heavy to lift. If we are aware of the garage door manufacturer we can normally attend site and replace the spring. In the case of the torsion spring it is often a case of winding them up again to restore the full tension and lifting capacity.
Other Garage Door Repairs
Whilst the replacement of broken garage door cables and springs account for a large percentage of our business, we are also able to repair other parts of a garage door. We can repair or replace garage door locks and handles for all the major manufacturers. We also carry out a wide variety of repairs to electric garage door openers to include replacing broken drive belts on Wessex Liftboy GB1 automatic openers and replacing worn drive cogs on Autodor or Liftmaster electric garage doors. We are also able to fit new radio controls to most electric openers or provide replacement hand transmitters where available. Replacement of decayed garage door frames is also amongst the work that we regularly carry out.