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5 Warning Signs Your Roller Shutter Garage Door Needs Repairs

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Your garage is a treasure trove filled with hundreds - if not thousands - of pounds worth of belongings. From vehicles to equipment, there's a lot that any intruder would be eager to get their hands on.

And that’s not all. With more and more people working from home, garages all across the UK have also become home to expensive work equipment and valuable stock. That's why it's so important to make safeguarding your garage a priority.

Roller shutters play a vital role in protecting your garage, as they deter intruders and help keep your valuables safe. However, like any other door, there may be times when your roller door needs some repairs.

By keeping an eye out and getting any issues fixed before they become worse, you can make sure that your roller shutters remain in great working condition for years to come. Read on for a list of 5 the biggest warning signs to watch out for while checking over your roller shutter doors!

1. Unusual noises

If your shutters are making any noises when opening or closing, such as squeaking, rattling, or scraping, it's important to get them checked as soon as possible. Strange noises could be a sign of issues with the guides, curtain roll, or barrel, or if you have an automatic door, the motor. You should address these issues right away to prevent the door system failing completely and leaving your premises vulnerable.

2. Visible damage

Roller shutters are designed to be durable and resistant to heavy impacts, but they’re not invulnerable. If your roller shutters sustain any physical damage, you should have them repaired immediately. The repair costs will be much lower than the price of having to replace stolen goods or repair vandal damage if your premises are broken into!

3. Slow or stiff operation

When your roller shutter garage door becomes difficult to open or close, it's a major red flag that repairs are needed. If you find yourself having to apply excessive force, experiencing resistance, or the door getting stuck midway, it could indicate problems with the motor, curtain roll, or other components. Continuing to operate the door in such conditions can lead to further damage and even put yourself at risk of harm.

4. Increased vibration

While some level of vibration is normal during the operation of a roller shutter garage door, a sudden increase in vibration intensity can indicate an underlying issue. Excessive shaking or vibrating may be caused by loose or damaged components, misaligned tracks, or worn-out laths. Ignoring this sign could lead to more severe problems down the line.

5. Misaligned door

If you notice that your roller shutter garage door is sagging on one side or appears misaligned, it's a clear sign that something is wrong. This is usually due to issues with the curtain connecting to the barrel or something being out of line. A misaligned door not only affects its aesthetics, but also puts strain on the operating mechanism. This increases the risk of it catching and causing more damage to the shutter, as well as posing a safety risk to anyone trying to operate it.

Expert roller shutter repairs in London, Kent, and the South

While you may be able to tackle some issues yourself, others require specialised expertise and equipment. If you've tried everything but haven't had any luck fixing the problem, it might be time to call on the professionals.

Quay Facilities are the South’s go-to choice for roller shutter repairs. Our experienced engineers have repaired and maintained shutter doors of all shapes and sizes, and have the expertise to fix virtually any issue that comes our way.

We take pride in providing exceptional service and aim to repair your shutters on the first visit. Our dedicated team is available 24/7, 365 days a year - your call is always our top priority.

No matter what problem you're experiencing, you can rely on us to get your shutter door working smoothly in no time. Book roller shutter repairs online or call us on 0208 2266 247 today!