Roller doors on average have a lifespan of between 8-12 years depending on how many cycles you do per day and how often you service it. Knowing when the door needs to be changed isn’t an exact science, however, there are some signs to look out for.
Signs Your Garage Door May Need Changing.
Nylofelt Pulling Away- The nylofelt stripping on the side of your door is attached during the manufacturing process. If this starts to pull away or tear it can cause the door to jam up and potentially damage the motor. This nylofelt isn’t replaceable and is generally a good indication that it’s time to look at replacing the door.
Screeching- If your door is noisy despite lubrication and regular servicing, it may be time to begin looking into a new door. Although some noise is expected, particularly with older doors, excessive squealing can point to the door coning and scraping the inside of the guides or curtain itself.
Ballooning- If your door isn’t wrapping up around the drum as tightly as it used to, it may be time for a new door. Although a service may help to minimize this symptom, a lot of the time the door may revert back to this state.
Coning- If your garage door is rolling up unevenly, it would be a good idea to get it serviced. Occasionally this will be enough to get it running well again. If the service doesn’t fix it however, it can be a good indication that you may need to replace it.
If you’re interested in getting a new door or would like to get some more information, give us a call on (03) 8789 1385.