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Garage Door Repairs Lake Macquarie

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Garage Door Repairs Lake Macquarie – Affordable Openings, specialists in all things garage doors. Repairs, servicing, new installations, motors, remotes and powerful addons.

A functional garage door is essential for the safety and security of your home, as well as the convenience of your daily routine. Garage doors get used daily, sometimes multiples times a day and can develop problems that prevent them from opening or closing properly. These can be issues such as broken springs, faulty sensors, and damaged rollers. When this happens, it’s important to hire a reputable garage door repair company like Affordable Openings to get your door back in working order.

Affordable Openings are the leading expert in garage door repairs Lake Macquarie, with over 30 years of experience in the industry. Whether your new door needs a service or repair, or you need a new motor or remote, we are your go to company.

We offer a range of services for major garage door brands such as Merlin, Gliderol, B & D and Grifco.

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Common Problems that lead to Garage Door Repairs

Garage doors are essential for protecting our homes and vehicles from the elements and intruders, but they can also develop problems that can cause inconvenience and even danger.

Garage Door won’t open or Close

One of the most common garage door problems is a door that won’t open or close. This can be caused by a range of issues, such as a malfunctioning opener or damaged springs. If your garage door won’t open or close, it’s important to first check the batteries in your remote or wall button. If the batteries are fine, you may need to call a professional to diagnose and repair the issue.

Unusual Noises when opening or closing

Another common issue is a garage door that makes loud or unusual noises when opening or closing. This can be caused by a variety of factors, including loose hardware, worn out rollers, or damaged bearings. If you notice your garage door making strange noises, it’s important to have a professional inspect and repair it as soon as possible to prevent further damage and ensure the safety of your home and family.

Faulty Sensors

Faulty sensors are another common problem that can affect garage doors. Garage door sensors are designed to detect objects in the path of the door and prevent it from closing if something is in the way. However, if the sensors become dirty or misaligned, they may not work properly, preventing the door from closing. If you notice that your garage door won’t close and the sensors appear to be clean and properly aligned, it may be time to call a professional for repair.

Broken Springs

Broken springs are also a common issue that can affect garage doors. Garage door springs are responsible for counterbalancing the weight of the door and allowing it to open and close smoothly. If a spring breaks, the door may become difficult or impossible to open. Broken springs are a serious issue and should be addressed immediately by a professional. Garage door problems can be frustrating, but with the help of Affordable Openings they don’t have to be stressful. For all your garage door repairs Lake Macquarie, don’t hesitate to call us for expert assistance to ensure the safety and functionality of your home.


Here are some of our frequently asked questions on garage door troubleshooting and our services. If your questions are not here, please don’t hesitate to contact us. Affordable Openings is your one stop shop for everything garage door. If your question is not here please contact us.

Domestic Pricing 

$130.00 for the first 30 minutes and $60 for every 30 minutes after that. 

If major repairs are needed we will provide a free obligation-free quote. 

Check that there is power at the powerpoint first, then we can eliminate whether its an electrical fault or a motor fault. 

Can you move the door by hand? If yes, it is most likely disengaged. Re-engage when you are ready. If you struggle to re-engage your door, you can call us for assistance over the phone, we’ll just need your motor brand and model. 

Have you tried changing the batteries? If you have another remote that does work it will most likely be that the battery has died. 
Merlin, Gliderol, B&D, Automatic Technology (ATA), Chamberlain, Grifco, Steel-line.
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Repairs and Maintenance are just a call away

When to book in your Garage Door Repairs Lake Macquarie

A lot of the time we find that the garage door may only need some minor adjustments to be made. If your garage door is making strange noises, not opening correctly, or running very slowly, it may be a case of some adjustments as opposed to repairs.

It is important to get your door repaired or adjusted as soon as you notice any small issue as it will hopefully prevent it from becoming a major issue.

Affordable Openings recommends having a maintenance check on your garage door every so often to make sure it is running at its peak performance. This can include lubricating rollers, tracks and hinges, cleaning and wiping the moving parts to remove dirt, and adjusting weather stripping.

Signs your garage door needs repairing:

  • Your garage door is slow
  • Your garage door jerks when closing
  • Your door is coming off track
  • Garage door is unbalanced
  • Your Garage Door Opener is Broken
  • Your garage door will not open or close
  • Loose or Broken Garage door cords & wires

What is the Lifespan of a Garage Door

The lifespan of a garage door can vary depending on several factors, including the quality of the door, the level of maintenance it receives, and the amount of use it gets. Generally, a well-maintained garage door can last anywhere from 15 to 30 years or more. Factors that can affect the lifespan of a garage door include exposure to the elements, such as rain and sun, as well as damage from impacts or collisions. Proper maintenance, such as regular lubrication of the moving parts and cleaning of the tracks, can help extend the lifespan of a garage door. Additionally, upgrading to a high-quality, durable door and investing in professional installation and maintenance from Affordable Openings can also help ensure a longer lifespan for your Lake Macquarie garage door.

Types of Garage Doors that we Repair

Panel/ Sectional Doors

Sectional garage doors offer a modern solution to your garage door needs, with many benefits and a large catalogue of design, colour and finish options to tailor your door to match your home or personality. Sectional doors in some instances allow for a higher drive in height as the door can be installed with less headroom. Sectional garage doors work by rising up a vertical track system and then gliding horizontally along the roof line. They are usually made up of individual horizontal panels.  

Roller Doors

Roller doors are known for their durability and space saving design; they are designed to withstand years of usage and wear and tear provided they are serviced and maintained correctly making them a practical and cost saving option for many applications. A rollerdoor’s corrugations allow for the steel curtain to roll up on itself as it is lifted, they also have a torsion spring hidden inside the roll to allow the door to operate easily.

Can Roller Garage Doors Be Repaired?

Yes, garage roller doors can often be repaired, depending on the extent and nature of the damage. Common roller door problems include damage to the tracks, broken cables, damaged or worn-out rollers, and malfunctioning openers. Affordable Openings will assess the damage to the garage roller door and determine the best course of action, which may involve repairing or replacing the damaged components. It’s important to address roller door problems as soon as possible to avoid further damage and ensure the safety and security of your home. Regular maintenance, such as lubricating the rollers and tracks, can also help prevent problems and extend the lifespan of your garage door.

Tilt Garage Doors

Older garages are frequently limited in terms of space. If your garage isn’t large enough to accommodate a roller door or a sectional garage door, you should consider installing a tilt garage door. Tilt garage doors are the perfect option for smaller garages or areas with limited side or head room, without sacrificing on style.

A Tilt door also commonly known as a Tilt-a-door works as one large single panel that tilts up and down. Here at Affordable Openings, we manufacture our two types of Tilt door options on site at Tuggerah offering design versatility. Shane O’Sullivan originally designed and perfected our Classic Tilt door in the 90’s and built them to last. Shane to this day still oversees each Tilt door build to ensure the quality remains.

Custom Garage Doors

The choice of garage door if you are looking for a beautiful handcrafted garage door that suits your personal style or enhancing your home’s architectural style. These garage doors can be made from a wide variety of materials and styles to bring your visions to life.

Quality Service and Repairs for your Garage Doors in Lake Macquarie

Don’t delay contacting Affordable Openings for all your garage door repairs Lake Macquarie. 

Our team has the experience and expertise to get your garage door back up and running with minimal fuss and affordable prices. We are the leading garage door company in the region, so you can be assured that your door is in good hands.

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