Regular Garage Door Maintenance & Servicing

Garage Doors in New Zealand need Regular Servicing & Maintenance for Peak Performance

Servicing your Dominator garage door and opener on a regular basis will help ensure safe, secure and reliable operation.

The largest moving object in your home is usually your garage door and their maintenance requirements are often ignored until something breaks.

You service your car to guard against the inconvenience of a break down, the same should apply to your garage door so you don’t get stuck out in the cold. Regular servicing keeps the correct spring tension, tight nuts & bolts and the opener operating as it should. All of which helps avoid possible issues with your door and opener over the long-term.

Dominator designs and builds their garage doors and openers to work together in unison to create dependability you can trust. Your Dominator Dealer specialises in the regular servicing required to ensure reliably safe, smooth and quiet operation.

We recommend that in order to keep your door and opener running well, it is serviced within the first 12 months and then once every 2 years, or earlier if required. An authorised Dominator service technician should carry out all garage door and opener repairs.

Maintenance of your Dominator garage door and opener is critical to ensuring its smooth, quiet, reliable operation, and in most cases is necessary to ensure your warranty remains valid.

Please do not attempt to repair your garage door yourself! If the door becomes hard to operate or fails completely, contact your local Dominator dealer to organise an onsite service or repair.

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We recommend that you door is serviced within the first 12 months & then every 2 years thereafter.

Garage Doors

ZINCALUME®  AND COLOURED STEEL FINISH GARAGE DOORS

Your coloured steel garage door has been pre-painted with a silicone modified polyester formulation which is one of the best paint films available today. However good a product may be, all exposed surfaces require some attention to guard against corrosion and any other harmful atmospheric effects.

Washing your garage door with clean water and a cloth every 14 days is recommended. More frequent washing is advised in salty or industrial fallout areas.

NOTE: DO NOT WASH THE AUTOMATIC OPENER, IT WILL VOID THE WARRANTY AND COULD CAUSE ELECTROCUTION.

Dominator recommends that you check the operation of your garage door at least every three to six months (more regularly in extreme environments or with frequent use). The effort required to manually open and to manually close the garage door should be about the same (if door has an automatic opener, put into manual mode before testing the garage door).


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Lubrication (every 3-6 months)

  1. Guide tracks: (Rolling garage doors) Clean the internal sections of the guide tracks with a cloth dampened with mineral turps or methylated spirits. Polish vigorously to achieve a smooth, dirt and moisture resistant surface, allowing the Nylofelt to glide more easily. DO NOT USE GREASE OR OIL ON THE GUIDE TRACKS. Sectional garage doors should be cleaned as per rolling door instructions, but do not require polishing of the internal guide tracks.
  2. Steel hinges: (If fitted). Sparingly lubricate with an all purpose machine oil. Also lubricate wheel to axle bearings.
  3. Plastic hinges: No lubrication is generally required, however silicon spray may be used if necessary.
  4. Springs: (Where accessible). Wipe over with an oily rag.
  5. Locks: Your lock does not require special maintenance, however if the key becomes stiff, a spray lubricant such as RP7 is recommended. Do not grease the lock.
  6. Automatic garage door openers: If you have an automatic opener fitted to your garage door it is important that you ensure the optimum operation of your door, otherwise you may reduce the effective life of the opener, and void your opener warranty. For more information refer to the maintenance schedule in your garage door opener’s instruction handbook.
  7. Opener chain: Lubricate with Chain Lube.

Service & Repair

  1. Lifting cables: (If fitted). Check for wear through by rubbing. If there is fraying or signs of corrosion contact your local approved Garador dealer. These cables are under extreme tension and should never be adjusted, except by fully trained Dominator dealers.
  2. Fasteners: Check all screws, nuts and bolts to ensure they are secure.
  3. Spring tension: It is natural for springs to lose tension. Should the door become hard to operate or completely inoperative, contact your local Dominator office, or call the Dealer who installed your door.

To keep your garage door running well, it is recommended that your door be serviced by an experienced technician every 12 months or earlier if required. Contact Dominator for more advice on servicing.


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WARNING!

The spring unit is under tension at all times and should never be adjusted, except by approved, trained Dominator dealers. No operator or other person should ever stand directly in the path of the garage door in its downward travel or walk through the doorway while the garage door is moving. Always use the garage door handle to manually operate the door. If your garage door is now, or later becomes, automatically operated, any pull down rope on the garage door must be removed. DO NOT PLACE YOUR FINGERS NEAR ANY MOVING PARTS OR BETWEEN THE GARAGE DOOR PANELS WHEN THE DOOR IS OPERATING EITHER AUTOMATICALLY OR MANUALLY.

 

Garage Door Openers

It is important to note that your garage door opener warranty can be voided if you fail to maintain both your opener and your garage door. If you have an automatic opener fitted to your garage door it is important that you ensure the optimum operation of your garage door. Otherwise you may reduce the effective life of the garage door opener.

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For more information about our residential garage doors, a free measure and quote, or for help with any issues, all you need to do is call us.

Call your local Dominator Garage Door Dealer on 0800 366 462 and speak directly to our team. We’re happy to provide any services, guidance, and practical support you need.

Call for your FREE Quote Today!

Call Dominator on 0800 366 462

For more information about our residential garage doors, a free measure and quote, or for help with any issues, all you need to do is call us.

Call your local Dominator Garage Door Dealer on 0800 366 462 and speak directly to our team. We’re happy to provide any services, guidance, and practical support you need.

Call for your FREE Quote Today!