Proper Maintenance of B&D Garage Doors and Openers
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Colourbond and Coloured Steel Finish Doors
Your coloured steel door has been pre-painted with a silicone modified polyester formulation, which is one of the best paint films available today. However good a product may be, all exposed surfaces require some attention to guard against corrosion and any other harmful atmospheric effects. Washing the door with clean water and a cloth every 14 days is recommended. More frequent washing is advised in salty or industrial fallout areas. Remember, when you think of cleaning your car… clean your door!
Note: Don't wash the automatic opener because it will void the warranty and can cause electrocution.
Regular Maintenance Required
B&D recommends that you check the operation of your door at least every three to six months (more regularly in extreme environments or frequent use). The effort required to manually open and close the door should be about the same (if your door has an automatic opener, put it into manual mode before testing the door).
Note: If correct maintenance and servicing aren't carried out, the warranty may be void.
Lubrication (Every 3-6 months)
Rolling Doors: Clean the internal sections of the guide tracks with a cloth dampened with mineral turps or methylated spirits. Polish vigorously to achieve a smooth, dirt and moisture resistant surface, allowing the Nylofelt to glide more easily. Don't use grease or oil on the guide tracks.
Sectional Doors: Clean as per rolling door instructions, but polishing the internal guide tracks isn't required.
Steel Hinges: (If fitted) Sparingly lubricate with an all-purpose machine oil. Also, lubricate wheel to axle bearings.
Plastic Hinges: No lubrication is generally required, however silicon spray may be used if necessary.
Springs: (Where accessible) Wipe over with an oily rag.
Locks: Your lock doesn't require special maintenance, however, if the key becomes stiff, a spray lubricant such as RP7 is recommended. Don't grease the lock.
Opener Chain: Lubricate with chain lube.
Service & Repair
Lifting Cables: (If fitted) Check for wear through by rubbing. If there's fraying or signs of corrosion, contact B&D or an approved B&D dealer. These cables are under extreme tension and should never be adjusted, except by B&D Doors or approved B&D Dealers.
Fasteners: Check all screws, nuts and bolts to ensure they're secure.
Spring Tension: It's natural for springs to lose tension. Should the door become hard to operate or completely inoperative, contact your local B&D office, or call the B&D dealer who installed your door.
To keep your door running well, it's recommended that your door is serviced by an experienced technician, every 12 months or earlier if required. Contact B&D Doors for more advice on servicing.
The spring unit is under tension at all times and should never be adjusted, except by B&D Doors or approved B&D dealers. No operator or another person should ever stand directly in the path of the door in its downward travel or walk through the doorway while the door is moving. Always use the door handle to manually operate the door. If the door now or later becomes automatically operated, the pull down rope on the door must be removed.
Don't place your fingers near any moving parts or between the door panels when the door is operating either automatically or manually.
Cedarpanel Wood Oil Application:
To keep your B&D Cedarpanel door in optimal condition, wood oil needs to be applied.
If you have an automatic opener fitted to your door, it's important that you ensure the optimum operation of your door, otherwise, you may reduce the effective life of the opener, and void your opener warranty. For more information, refer to the maintenance schedule in your opener’s instruction handbook.
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