Roll Up Door/Gate Maintenance Manhattan NYC
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Rolling Door Maintenance Manhattan NYC
It seems like no matter how much we will say it, it will not be enough. Every rolling door in Manhattan New York need maintenance. The rolling door might work in a perfect way, and you might never need to hire a local rolling door company to repair the door or the gate, if you will not maintain the rolling door, eventually it will get stuck. And when the door get stuck, no amount of grease can repair it. You will have to use a qualified rolling gate technician in Manhattan to come and fix the door. And only then, after the gate will be fixed, the gate will be maintained. This post come to save you the need for repairs, and it is here to help you get the gate greased and tunes, so you will not need rolling door repair service, and you will rarely need to hire rolling doors company in New York to repair the gate.
Greasing can’t replace repairs! If your rollup gate is broken, no amount of greasing will change that. If there is a problem with gate like a broken or jammed part, or if the gate is off tracks, or the spring need some tension, greasing will not help. First you will have to take care of the problem, and only then to grease and maintain the rollup door.
Repair or grease the rolling door?
If you got to the point that you need to ask yourself if you need to repair or to maintain the rolling door, unfortunately you probably need repair. The thing with rolling steel doors maintenance is that people tend to remember it only when it is too late. Only when the rolling door is stuck, and there is no way to make it work again, people remember that they did not grease the gate for a long period of time. But now, when the rolling door is stuck, whether the rollup gate spring broke, or the roll down door is off trucks, it is too late to simply grease it and solve the problem. You need someone to repair it.
Avoid emergency rolling doors repairs!
Imagine it is Friday night, and you are about to close your store and go home for the Weekend. You press the clicker, and wait for the rolling door to close, but nothing happen. You try again, and again, but the door refuse to close. You are wondering what might be the reason for that, and you realize it has been a while since you hired someone to grease the gate. You go on google and look for rolling door repair near Manhattan New York, hoping to find a company that will pick up you call. When you eventually find a company in New York City that offer emergency service, you tell them that you think that the gate is stuck since it need some greasing. (We hear it a lot). What you do not realize is that the rollup gate passed the point where all it needs in order to work again is some greasing, and now you need repairs.
And you promise yourself to never ignore the maintenance, and to keep in mind to grease the gate on time. If you wish to avoid that need, do yourself a favor and hire a local company who specialize in rolling doors to come and perfrom the maintenances every time it is needed.
Who do gate maintenance in New York City?
Some people understand the concept that when the job require a specialist, it is best to look for someone who specialize in that kind of job. But some people think: “How complicated can it be to grease a rolling door? I can do it myself”. We are not here to tell people what to do, if they want to risk themselves, and if they want to grease the door in a way that will miss the point, they can do it. We are here to recommend and to share the knowledge we gathered during so many years of servicing rolling steel doors and rollups in New York City.
The right thing to do will be to hire a local specialist for the job, since commercial rollup maintenance isn’t simply to grease the trucks, it is so much more than that. Here is a list of some basic steps that commercial rolling door in Manhattan should include:
Safety check for the door, the motor and the parts.
Greasing the trucks, slots, spring and other moving parts.
Tune up for the motor.
If needed add some tension to the spring.
Safety check for safety sensors.
Overall check for loose or damaged parts.
This is not a complete list, since some rolling doors require so much more than that. A lot depend on where the gate is installed, how often it is being used, and what materials that gate was built from. But as we said, if it is a commercial rolling gate (Or even home rollup door in some cases), it is better to use the services of a professional rolling door technician.
Rollup door maintenance and parts
Sometime during the maintenance of a rolling steel door, we find that one of the parts or some parts are damaged and need to be replaced. Some of the parts we can get on the spot, some we can get the same day, and some need to wait until the next day. Qualified gate technician has the ability to locate problems that the unexperienced person will not be able to locate. And by missing the damaged part he miss the whole idea of rollup door tune up. And as we believe, there is no better way to explain things than example from real life:
Failing do-it-yourself roll down gate repair
The prices for rolling steel door maintenance can change from one steel door to another. But for the basic storefront door we charge $95 for greasing and tune up (Not include repairs). Once we sent a technician to perform rolling door maintenance in Bronx, and the customer told the technician that charging $95 for rolling door maintenance is overpriced and that he can do the job by himself. It took less than one hour for the customer to call us and tell us that he did something wrong and he want us to come back and do the tune up. What he did not know is that the gate now required more than just tune up, when he greased the gate he left one of the tools on the truck, and while trying to close the door, 5 slots came off trucks, and now he needed off trucks repair.
To make long story short: Instead of paying $95 for the maintenance, which would be performed by an expert, who repaired and greased thousands of gates in Manhattan, he tried to grease and tune the gate by himself, and ended with off trucks gate. So he paid $250 for the repair, and $95 for the maintenance. Conclusion: Hire a local expert to service your rolling door.
When to maintain a steel door?
There isn’t one answer for that question, since every rolling door in New York City require different treatment. For example: A storefront steel door which is being used once every week doesn’t need maintenance as a parking lot rolling door service which is being used ten times a day or more. At the same time, a gate which is installed outside, and it is exposed to the weather conditions in New York require more treatment than interior roll down gate. If we need to give a general period of time, we would say that once every six months will be a reasonable period of time to maintain a gate in New York.
Rolling doors service New York City
Big Apple Roll Up Gates And Doors offer all kinds of rolling doors and roll up gates services in Manhattan New York. You might be looking for emergency repair, or for maintenance, we can deliver. There is no steel door that will be too big or too small for our technicians, and with our same day service in New York, we can take care of your roll down gate today. For same day service, get in touch with us, and one of our experts will be happy to assist you.