If your frozen garage door doesn’t open the first time you push the button, DO NOT KEEP TRYING! Do not keep pushing the button as you will damage the operator motor or the door.
Make sure the door isn’t locked; check the interior lock and the lock on your wall console then perform an inspection of the entire system, looking for any obvious obstructions or broken parts. Next you will want to disconnect the door from the operator by pulling the manual release cord. Run the door manually a few times to free up sections or weather seal that may be frozen.
If the door is still immobile, check the interior. Melt ice under the door and on the exterior ridding any ice buildup at the bottom. The safest way to unstick a frozen garage door is by using a heat gun or blow dryer, keep it on the lowest setting and don’t hold it in one place for too long. You can also try chipping away the ice however you run the risk of damaging the weather seal. You could also use boiling water. The problem with this is that you need to act fast or have somebody else there to open the door before the water freezes. Calcium chloride works great, as well as rock salt although; calcium chloride is effective down to -32 degrees Celsius whereas rock salt is effective down as low as -10 degrees Celsius. Keep in mind either of these can corrode the bottom seal if not completely cleaned off.
If you are still unable to free the garage door, contact us today at: 1 (705) 326-7238, or 1 (705) 326-6042
Keep the area in front of your garage doors clear of ice & snow. The bottom seal of your garage door can stick to the ice, preventing it from opening. Trying to force it open can break your top door panel, burn out your operator, or tear the bottom seal off the door. Applying silicone spray to the rubber bottom seal can help prevent it from sticking to the ice. You could also use cooking spray or vegetable oil. During bad weather the garage door should be opened at least once during the day even if you’re not leaving. This will help keep your door moving fluidly and delay ice buildup. Some people will leave a layer of cat litter or sand along the edge of the door as well to assist in ice prevention. My final suggestion for ice prevention is the application of lubrication. It is very, very important to keep the door lubricated. A lubricated door is a happy door and it will extend the life of parts significantly, as well as ease the operation of the door making it more efficient.
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Ensuring you’re always open for business
Our planned or preventative servicing and maintenance is undertaken on a contracted basis. The contract is for one year.
The scheduled visits are based on your needs. For example: every 2 months for high volume use, every 3 months for moderate volume use, every 6 months for low use or once a year for seasonal low use.
Your P.M. certification includes basic adjustments, lubrication of necessary door parts, balancing of door and adjustment of spring tension if required.
On our first visit after signing up for the PM program you will receive:
Door Inspection Report – Detailing all aspects of your overhead door.
Preventative Maintenance Certification – Detailing the condition of your overhead door and any repairs required for further maintenance.
Red Binder – For you to keep track of your copies of the door reports.
Second and future Visits
A Preventative Maintenance Certification is always completed including a copy for your records when this service is done.
If further service is required, we will do our absolute best to schedule it to fit your needs.
We at Door Guys have a strong commitment to our customers, and we feel a smooth communication system is absolutely vital to our service to our customers. We have an open contact line and read emails regularly to ensure our customers are satisfied to the strict level of quality we at Door Guys thrive to uphold
Our committed service extends far beyond the field. Our representatives are constantly looking to provide clients with the dedicated service, as well as communicative efforts, necessary to uphold the safety and upkeep of your overhead doors. The level of quality we strive to attain is of utmost importance and our commitment to our customers has proven strong through long standing contracts with reputable businesses, organizations and proprietorship’s in Simcoe, Muskoka, and extended area’s!
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We service, repair and install:
- Automatic Entrance Door Openers
Door Guys prioritize our clients’ needs and timelines, and bring top-notch customer service to the table, every time. With a mandate of staying within each client’s budget, Dawn and Kelly seek to find creative and cost-effective solutions to delivering replacement or maintenance to overhead doors, loading docks, automatic entrance door openers, and electric gates.
If you are interested in repairing or replacing your overhead door, contact Door Guys today. We will be happy to provide you with a broad overview of products and services we can offer, a set of sample materials, and the peace of mind that comes with working alongside a team of dedicated professionals.
With a one-day process, we at Door Guys are happy to work alongside your schedule and guarantee installation or repair within a concise time frame. A friendly, customer-oriented approach is key to our service.
We were very happy to have received a letter from Environmental Services Department, City of Orillia dated January 29, 2014. In part, it states ” The City of Orillia considers your company an essential part of our Quality Management System & thanks you for your continued effort to helping us adhere to these standard & for providing exceptional products/services.”
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We at Door Guys understand the vital importance of first impressions. Your door is one of the first things seen when your guests and customers arrive! We thrive to provide you with the quality workmanship and professional appearance that we feel all our customers deserve.