Matalonco Garage Doors and Gates, specialize in garage doors and rolling gates repair in New York. During years in the garage doors field, we gathered questions which we were asked before more than once. We offer you this information, with hope that it will help you to better use your garage door. Please note, that this information can not replace a visit from a licensed garage door technician, that come to your place and inspect the garage door or the gate.
Disclaimer: All the information that we provide on here, is for general information purposes only, and it cannot replace the opinion of a professional garage door tech on site. All The information we provide on this site does not substitute for advice from a licensed professional garage door technician. We highly recommend, that if you have a problem with your garage door, to stop using the door, and to contact a garage door contractor to come and inspect the door.
Every garage door and gate need to be maintained. We recommend to maintain the door at least once every six months. Beside the maintenance, which include lubrication of the garage doors parts, there are some tests and inspection that should be done: A visual inspection, to see that the garage door is balanced, and all the parts are in good condition, and that there are no broken or loose parts. A mechanism test, including the safety photo eye sensors, to make sure that the door is safe to use (It is by federal low, that every garage door should be equipped with a safety mechanism, to protect people or objects from getting hurt.
Besides that, the lubrication of the parts, help preserve the parts from rust or from the weather damages, and help the door work in a smoother way.
If you decided to do the maintenance by yourself, without the help of a garage door or rolling gate contractor, it is important that you will be careful, and make sure that you know exactly what you are doing, make sure that all the people who use the door know that you are performing the maintenance, and make sure no one is going to try and use the door while you are working on it.
The spring systems, is the force that assist the garage doors movement and its balance. Not every spring fit every garage door, and a good garage door contractor should know what is the right spring for each door. Garage door use 2 kinds of spring: Extension springs, which are located on the sides of the doors (above the tracks), and usually are being used for lighter doors. And torsion springs, which are located on top of the door, usually 2 springs for a door, but sometime more or less than that.
A broken garage door spring is one of the common problems that can lead to a garage door that cannot be used. The reasons for a broken garage door spring can change from poor maintenance, or no maintenance at all, to a spring that doesn’t fit the door, or that wasn’t installed correctly. But no need to worry, you don’t have to replace the whole door, all you need is to replace the broken spring with a spring that fit the size and the weight of the door, and to maintain the garage door to try and minimize the chance that the spring will break again.
The garage door springs are under a lot of tension. When they break, they can be dangerous to the people or the objects that are near the door. And a garage door with a broken spring should not be used, and should be repaired by a licensed garage door repairman. To try and minimize the damage, in case a spring will break, a safety cables should be installed (on extension springs). Although the safety cables are not necessary for the garage door to work, they are needed to protect the surrounding area in case the spring will break. Whether it is a broken garage door spring in Queens, or a broken commercial garage door in Brooklyn, We can help.
Every garage door with extension springs system, should include safety cables. Although they are not being used during the opening and closing of the garage door. They are important for the safety of the people, and the objects which located near the door, including protecting the door itself. A safety cables installation is not a complicated job, and can be done by any professional garage door tech.
This is one of the question that we are being asked few times a day. There is no one special reason that lead to a stuck garage door, or a to a broken garage door. But there is one thing that all the garage doors have in common: A door with a problem should not be used. Here is a partial list of garage door problems, that can show you how complicated a garage door can be: Broken spring, broken opener, torn cable, broken pulley, broken section, out of track garage door, and many more. The best thing for you to do, will be to stop trying to use the garage door, and contact a local garage door company. We offer a same day garage door repair service around New York. From garage door repair in Harrison NY, to garage door repair in Staten Island, we will always be there to assist you.
Maintenance is very important when it comes to rolling gate in New York, since the weather here isn’t friendly to the rolling gate and its parts. A rolling gate maintenance should be performed at least twice a year, and its better if it will be done by a professional gate contractor, since not all the parts should be lubricated, and lubricating the wrong parts can even have a negative result. Beside the lubrication, the rolling gate maintenance is a chance to inspect the gate in terms of safety and broken parts. It is better to discover broken or damaged parts during the inspection, than to find out about them when the rolling gate is already stuck and need a repair service. Whether your roll up gate in Manhattan is broken, or your rolling gate in Queens need a tune up, we are here to help.
There is no one unique reason that cause a rolling gate to get stuck. Sometime it is a problem with the operator, and sometime the problem is with the spring or one of the slats. But no matter what the reason is, even if the gate is still operable, we recommend you to contact a rolling gate contractor to come and inspect the gate. Since you don't want the rolling gate to completely stop working at the worst timing. And as we see on a daily basis, that a rolling gate problem never disappear, but it only getting worst. So do not ignore the problem, something that will probably just make it worst, and contact a gate repair company.
When you are looking for a new garage door, you should be looking – beside the color, design and material, for 2 important things: You should be looking for a contractor that use high quality garage door and parts, and for a contractor which is experienced in the garage doors installation. Once you are sure you found those 2 things, then you can move on to the decision – which garage door is the best for me.
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We are based in New York, and we serve all 5 boroughs, Long Island and Westchester county. We are doing our best to give you the fastest and the most professional service, the one that made us so famous. We are committed to a same day garage doors and rolling gates service in New York. If you live in New York, and you are not sure that you can use our services, just contact Matalonco Garage Doors, and we will gladly assist you.
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A garage door opener, can make it much easier to open and close the garage door, and if it is a high quality opener, there is no reason (with the right maintenance service) why it shouldn't work and serve your for many years with zero problems. There are few parameters you need to consider before installing a new opener, or when you decide to replace your garage door with a new door, and you are not sure if to buy a new opener as well. You should ask yourself: do i need an automated garage door? How often am i going to use the garage door? Who is going to use the door? What kind of operator should i buy?
But no matter what kind of opener you are planning to install, there is one thing you shouldn't ignore – The safety. You should know, that Federal law mandates every garage door openers to include safety features to prevent the garage doors from hitting objects in their path. It is important that the opener installer will install those safety feature such as Safety Sensors.
Gates can come in many variations, in terms of shape, color and design. Some gates, such as rolling gates, need to provide security, and keep the uninvited outside. Some need to add decoration to the entrance where they are located. Some gates need to be massive and strong, and some need to be light, and need to blend into the area where they are installed. But all of them have one thing in common, they all need to be reliable, and to work whenever they are needed.
We, at Matalonco Garage Doors, believe that the key for a good gate, no matter if it is commercial gate, or a residential gate, start from the installation, when you use a top quality parts, and when the installation is being done by a professional contractor, and the gate will be maintained every 6 months, there is no reason why the gate won't work for many years.
From rolling gates, to swinging gates, when it comes to gate repair and installation in New York, we are the solution.
We are used to a garage door that serve us whenever we need it, and that work in a perfect way most of the time. The problems begin when the garage door have a problem. Sometime the problem is from the kind, that allow that door to continue open and close, although not in an optimal way. Using this door will be a mistake, and can even be dangerous. Do not think that the problem is going to disappear. from our experience, not only that the problem is not going to disappear, but it is going to get worst, until the door will not work anymore, and you will need a repair service, that will probably cost you much more than if you would of stop using it when the problem just started.
By law, every automated garage door, should include safety features to prevent the garage doors from hitting objects in their path. If you have a problem with your garage door sensors, it is important that you will stop using the door until the problem will be solved. Beside that, if your garage door is equipped with extension springs, you should make sure that there are safety cables installed, that will prevent or at least reduce the damage in case the spring will break.
Again, if your garage door or rolling gate is not working, stuck, or making noises, STOP USING THEM, and contact a garage doors company.