A UK mother has been crushed to death by an automatic garage door.
Have you ever considered how safe your garage door is?
It is often the largest moving mechanical device in a home yet the most neglected in terms of maintenance.
As part of our garage door service our Technician will test and adjust the force values of your garage door. If the door should encounter a solid object or obstruction it should cease to operate. If the door is on the downward cycle it should stop, then reverse. If it is on the upward cycle, it should just stop.
There are mandatory Australian Standards detailing this feature which must be adhered to by garage door installers. Unfortunately we often see garage door motors that are poorly adjusted or maintained and pose a serious threat to the occupants safety.
Older garage door openers can pose a bigger threat than newer models. This is due to recent technological advances enabling intelligent door openers such as the Jaytech 1200 V4 monitor the power required to operate the door normally and recognise when an obstacle or obstruction is present. Older units rely on the values being manually set. Also newer garage door panel designs that are “fingersafe” reduce the risk of crushing injuries.
Research we have conducted indicates that as many as 70% of all residential garage door openers in Australia have incorrect or out of specification settings.
If you would like to speak to one of our team regarding new garage doors, servicing and repairs to existing doors or getting a new garage door opener fitted, give us a call on 1300 788 522 and we will be happy to help.
Garage Door Safety is important!
COLORBOND is running a Gen-u-win promotion with the chance to win $100K
If you’re a Homeowner and you spend $200 or more on genuine COLORBOND® steel for your home between May 1st2015 and February 29th 2016, you can register here for your chance to win $100,000 cash. There is also a $2,000 draw every month in every state, so the sooner you enter, the more chances to have to win. Just make sure you ask for genuine COLORBOND® steel because if it’s not genuine, you can’t GEN-U-WIN.
Garage Door Restore are a registered supplier of COLORBOND steel garage doors so if you purchase a garage door from us you qualify for the competition. Simply visit http://genuwin.colorbond.com/homeowner/registration to register your purchase and enter the prize draw.
The COLORBOND® steel team
Phone 1800 263 191
Well it’s finally the start of Spring and it feels like Winter took forever to finish (although we really didn’t have much rain on the West Coast!) So to celebrate we have a special offer for Perth customers.
We will attend you address, deliver your new remote and program it in for an additional $55 per visit including GST, on top of that, we will take 10% off additional remote controls.
We are only offering this reduced rate for a limited time so take advantage of it while you can.
Please call us on 1300 788 522 to take advantage of this offer.
Garage door windows are not only visually appealing but can also add natural (free & green) light to a dark garage. Most garages don’t have any additional windows so adding windows to your new garage door can make a huge difference.
At Garage Door Restore our windows are manufactured using state of the art laser cutting tools. We use proper window inserts for durability (not just perspex glued onto the back of a cut out like some other manufacturers!) and they are available in 7 different styles available in clear or dark tint.
Windows are usually fitted to the top panel or for a designer look without the expensive price tag we can also fit the windows down the sides.
Below are some examples of recent work.