How To Install A Roller Door: 5 Reasons To Hire A Professional
Australians love DIY projects. We like to have a go at jobs around the home, often to save a bit of cash in the back pocket. Doing it yourself is logical in some instances, but some projects require professional assistance. If you need a garage door installed, leave it to the professionals, here’s why….
1. Safety and security
Garage doors are large and heavy, predominantly made from steel or other metal compounds that could cause serious damage if not handled correctly. They often require at least two people to manage the load of mounting the actual door itself, and that’s without understanding the technicalities of safely installing into the garage cavity. If not correctly installed, they pose a significant safety risk. In terms of the mechanics, loaded springs and metal tension points that have been incorrectly installed can snap and fly off, causing significant damage to you and your property.
Mounting points along with door bolts, screws, cables and connectors should be carefully placed to deliver door integrity and prevent failure associated with parts pulling away from fixing points. Critical moving parts such as chain drive, tracks, wheels or cable drum also need to be carefully balanced to allow your door to travel up and down safely, smoothly and quietly. B&D recommend preventative servicing once in the first 12 months after installation and every two years thereafter to ensure your garage door continues to function within factory specifications and to maintain your 10 year total confidence warranty.
2. With experience comes peace of mind
It’s hard to put a price on security and safety. Being Australia’s most trusted and reliable garage
door brand has come from 65 years of producing quality products and providing professional
service. The long-term experience of a trusted network of B&D Accredited dealers and installers
is hard to beat. Each installer undertakes specialist training so that your garage door goes up and
down safely for many years to come.
3. Every garage is different
There’s no ‘one size fits all’ garage door. Each situation and each garage opening is different,
and so, each B&D garage door is bespoke. Enlisting a professional to measure the site and
manufacture your door to your specific requirements will ensure it perfectly fits the garage
opening.Similarly, a professional garage door installer will know how to install a roller door on
a tapering angle or how to approach other tricky factors. They can also suggest the best security
and convenience upgrades for your intended usage, from Smart Openers to locking devices.
The B&D 10-year Total Confidence Warranty is available on garage doors and openers sold and
installed by a B&D representative.Once you’ve invested in a garage door, protecting that
investment with a warranty is essential. If anything goes wrong with the door, opener or any
of its accessories within a certain time period after it’s been installed, you’ll have access to repairs
or replacements. This provides some much-needed peace of mind, allowing you to rest easy
knowing your new door is covered and backed by a professional.
Attempting to repair your own garage door is dangerous. Servicing and repairs should always be
conducted by a trained technician – they’ll be able to ensure all critical moving parts, such as the
chain drive, tracks, wheels and cable drum, are operating correctly. Regular servicing is also
required to maintain your B&D 10-year Total Confidence Warranty.Enlisting a professional to
install your door will guarantee it operates the way it should, but regular servicing by a trained
technician helps ensure it continues to. Just because your garage door has been installed by a
professional, the job doesn’t end there. Your door opens and closes every day, year upon year,
so it needs regular maintenance to make sure everything is in safe and working order.