Common Roller Door Problems and Their Solutions

Roller doors, like any other home equipment, are prone to develop issues now and then. Yes, they’re built to keep the creeps out and protect your family. But, they’re the ones who bear the brunt of the harsh weather conditions while you sit inside your home, all warm and cozy.

To prevent them from falling victim to the cold, harsh world, you have to pay close attention to them during their time of need – fixing all problems as they come. Whether it’s a noisy track or a wonky door opener, there are things you should do once noticed.

To find out what that is, alongside other issues your roller door could develop, all you need to do is scroll down and read everything this blogpost has to offer. Below are nine common problems every roller door in Penrith is likely to develop with their solutions.

Noisy open and close motion

Roller doors in Penrith are much likely to develop this problem during winter. Winter brings in more moisture than other seasons. It will make steel parts of your roller door more susceptible to rust.

If this is your case, you’re in luck. The most common cause of this is a rusty joint. Lubricating the doors should make things better.

However, in the absence of rust around the moving parts, your door might be suffering from worn-out cables or rollers. Call for professional help instead or check out these problems in the subsequent sections down below.

Lopsided door opener

Sometimes, you might observe difficulty opening your roller door. It could be opening halfway or not opening at all. In cases like this, your go-to DIY fix should be fixing your remote control – replacing the battery with functional ones.

Nonetheless, if the above solution doesn’t work, contact the company that installed your roller door for repairs. They may try to reprogram your remote or calibrate the sensors. Or, your entire door may need a replacement!

Misaligned door track

We mentioned earlier that you’re more likely to observe noisy doors in the winter. Well, it could also mean you have a misaligned door. A misaligned door would only make noise on the tracks when opened or closed.

To confirm your hypothesis:

Stand in the tracks, slowly close your door and observe the rollers as they move.

  • If you spot anyone out of place, call for professional repair.
  • DO NOT do this yourself.

It’s not a one-person job.

A faulty wall switch

Automatic roller doors come with a wall switch. This makes opening and closing the door much easier for you. Thankfully, a faulty wall switch is easy to spot. If it doesn’t open correctly, then it’s defective.

The first place to look at is the power supply. Is the switch adequately connected to a power source? If not, correct it. If yes, check out other places like:

  • The cord. Who knows? Your pet might have had its way with the rubbery insulation.
  • Your breaker box. You could try resetting this to make it work.

If the problem still persists, consult your installation agency. They’d have to troubleshoot the entire system to decide the best course of action, which could be a replacement or a professional repair.

Disrupted power source

Many people use a personal power source for their roller doors. While that’s not a bad idea, it may make troubleshooting a power problem a bit more tasking. If your entry doesn’t open or close properly, check your power source and make sure it’s plugged in and transmitting power.

If this doesn’t fix things, try replacing the cord as it could be the problem. If replacing also doesn’t work, then you should call your installation company for professional troubleshooting and repair.

An unstoppable motor

Suppose you close your roller door and the motors keep running after a minute or two, it’s time to call in your agency. This issue is likely to happen to newly installed or repaired roller doors. The technician would come in and make some adjustments to the up-limit switch. This is the switch that controls the motors on your door.

Snapped cables

Things could go real bad real fast with snapped cables. Your door, car, and even kids are all vulnerable to fatal injury. If you notice any broken or out-of-place wires, DO NOT open or close your roller door. Just leave it in place and call your repair agency to fix things.

Broken torsion springs

Spotting a broken torsion spring is pretty glaring. If you’re home when this happens, you’d hear a loud bang from your living room.

However, what happens if this happens on a busy day at work? Don’t worry; just check the door’s overhead assembly to ensure all the springs are intact.

If you notice an odd one out, start taking the bus or call in a professional to help you with repairs. If you don’t, you’d be exposing your roller door to further degradation. In the long run, you’d eventually get a replacement.

Obstructed photo-eye

Thankfully, technology has made it possible for our doors to have an ‘eye’ of their own. Newer roller door models now come equipped with a photo-eye. This eye is added as a safety attachment to prevent the accidental crushing of pets and kids.

Usually, the size of a pea, the photo-eye detects anything is moving through lasers. If anything is preventing the first sensor from reaching the other lasers, then the door stays put. Try to make sure nothing is blocking the laser path, and you should be fine.

If that doesn’t work, check the torsion cords. If you find fault with them, call for professional help.

There you have it, ten infallible solutions to your role door problems. If you need any services for your roller doors in Penrith, don’t hesitate to give us a call.

Disclaimer: This is a generic Information & post; content about the services can be changed from time to time as per your requirements and contract. To get the latest and updated information, contact us today or visit our website.

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