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Can You Repair a Broken Roller Garage Door Yourself?

Can You Repair a Broken Roller Garage Door Yourself?

Modern roller doors are designed to be incredibly reliable, but like any other mechanical system, they can still encounter issues. Whether caused by a mechanical failure, physical damage, or simple wear and tear, there can come a time when repairs are needed to keep your roller door working smoothly.

Quay Facilities are London and Kent’s go-to specialists in roller door repair and replacement. Read on for our guide to repairing a broken roller garage door yourself!

Can I Fix a Squeaky or Stiff Roller Door Myself?

A roller door that squeaks, shudders, or moves stiffly can be a pain, but it’s easy to fix in most cases. Here are a few steps you can take to fix the problem:

  1. Make sure the tracks that the door rolls along are clean and clear of debris. Dirt, dust, or other small objects can get stuck in the tracks and cause the door to jerk or shudder
  2. The bearings inside zinc, nylon, and steel rollers tend to go dry before wearing out completely. Dry bearings inside garage door rollers can cause the door to become stiff and shake. Adding motor oil to the bearings can lubricate and moisturise them, allowing for smoother movement. Apply oil with a cotton ball or swab to the middle part of each roller and the inside track of the door. 
  3. Plastic rollers are often used as an alternative to nylon and metal rollers, but as they don't typically contain bearings, they can wear down easily. As they wear, they may start to feel rough and impede the smooth movement of the garage door. If a plastic roller is broken or worn beyond repair, it will likely need to be replaced.
  4. The springs on a garage door help to balance the weight of the door, and if they're worn or damaged, they can cause the door to shake or shudder. Check the springs for any signs of wear or damage, such as rust or cracks, and replace them if necessary
  5. Check the motor for any signs of wear or damage, and make sure it’s properly lubricated.

It's important to keep your door mechanisms well maintained to prevent future stiffness or damage. Regular cleaning and lubrication can extend your door’s lifespan and prevent more costly repairs down the line.

If the door is still sticking or squeaking after following the steps above, it could be a sign the mechanisms are corroded or rusted beyond repair. A professional replacement may be your best option in that case.

Can I Fix a Roller Garage Door That’s Completely Stuck?

A roller garage door that refuses to budge is more difficult to fix, but not necessarily impossible. If it's a minor issue, you may be able to fix it yourself. However, if the issue is more severe, it's best to call a professional.

Here are some steps you can take to try and fix a stuck roller door:

  1. Inspect the roller tracks and make sure there isn't anything blocking them. Clear any debris or obstacles that you find.
  2. If your garage door has an opener, check to see if it's functioning properly. If the opener is malfunctioning, it could be preventing the door from opening or closing.
  3. If none of the above steps work, try manually opening the door. You can do this by pulling the emergency release cord, which disengages the door from the opener. Once the door is disengaged, try lifting it manually.

Can I Fix an Electric Roller Shutter Door Myself?

If your automated door doesn’t open when you press the button on your remote control, it could be a sign something’s gone wrong with the electronics integrated within it.

Fixing an automated roller shutter door can be complicated, and it usually requires specialised tools and knowledge to do correctly. Trying to fix an automated roller shutter door without the necessary expertise and equipment could result in further damage to the door, or worse, serious injury to yourself. It could also void any warranty on the door, leading to even more expenses in the future.

If you’re experiencing any issues with your automated roller shutter door, your best bet is to call a professional technician who can diagnose the problem and provide a safe and effective solution.

24/7 Roller Garage Door Repairs by Quay Facilities

Still struggling with a broken roller garage door? You’re in the right place.

At Quay Facilities, we offer a 24/7 call-out repair service for roller shutters, security doors and windows, and fire exit doors. Our qualified technicians have the know-how to fix any kind of fault your door may have, working carefully and safely to get it back in good working order. After completing the repairs, they’ll test it thoroughly to make sure your door will continue to function properly for a long time to come.

To stop issues from arising in the first place, we also offer cost-effective scheduled maintenance plans. Our team will schedule a visit to your property at your convenience to inspect your door for any potential issues and perform necessary adjustments. This will reduce the risk of breakdowns and keep the door working its best for longer.

Ready to get started? Get a quote online or call us on 0208 2266 247!