Safety Requirements for Electric Garage Doors
An electric garage door can provide many benefits, primarily due to the greatly improved convenience and non-existent physical effort it requires to open. However, it is incredibly important that an electric garage door meets safety requirements and legislation to ensure that it isn’t hazardous to use. In this article, we will be looking at the safety standards that are necessary for electric garage doors, as well as how to know whether your door meets essential safety specifications. Legislation The pieces of legislation in place (Machinery Directive 2006/42/EC; Construction Products Regulation 305/2011/EU; BS EN 13241-1, or equivalent safety standards) are there to…
How to Prepare for a New Garage Door
A question which often comes up before a new garage door is fitted is whether anything needs to be done in preparation. Our professional fitters are well-equipped to fit your new door – which usually only takes a matter of hours – but there are a few useful steps you can take beforehand. We will cover these preparatory measures in this article to ensure you are able to help have the easiest fitting process possible. Clear space inside the garage A lot of the work involved in fitting a new door needs to be done on the inside of the garage….
What to do about a broken garage door spring?
Springs are an important garage door part. They are an integral part of the mechanism which allows your garage door to be moved easily and smoothly. It is, therefore, an area where problems can’t be ignored and need to be rectified as soon as possible. Due to their importance, this article is dedicated to identifying and dealing with problems which can arise with your garage door springs. About garage door springs It is easy not to give a second thought to how your garage door functions. However, a bit of knowledge can be incredibly useful for when things fail to run…
5 Common Garage Door Problems
A garage door can be insulating, automated and attractive, but if it doesn’t fulfil its basic function and problems arise, this can be highly frustrating and possibly dangerous. Here at JB Doors, we have put together a list of 5 common garage door problems along with how to deal with the issue, so your door is back up and running again as quickly as possible. 1) Door sticks A sticking door is a common garage door issue which can be resolved easily. Firstly, the wheel track should be checked for anything which may be obstructing it and preventing the door from…