Improving the Doors in Your Home

When it comes to protecting your home, the doors are the first and last line of defence. If you do not have a good set of doors in your home, you are asking for trouble. I discovered this the hard way when my home was broken into. The doors were old and wooden and not very strong. As soon as I had reported it to the police, I called in a contractor who could recommend some strong quality doors to protect my place. The contractor was great and I learnt an awful lot from him. I hope you enjoy my blog.

3 Top Signs That Your Roller Shutter Doors Need Repair


Although small-scale Australian businesses lose a lot of money annually from burglaries, many retailers do not take security seriously. Some business owners only take action when they become part of the worrying statistics, but it does not have to get that far. Simple measures, such as ensuring that your roller shutter doors are in good condition, are significant. It means that you must be aware when your roller doors need repairs. This article highlights common signs that a roller shutter door needs immediate repairs. 


Roller shutter doors are designed to withstand knocks and hits; therefore, when you see a dent anywhere on the surface, it should be cause for worry. Sadly, some retailers believe that dents are not a big deal if a roller shutter is still operational. However, such assumptions put your business at risk because dents are a weak point on a roller shutter. For instance, burglars often hit the edges of roller shutter doors to weaken their grip on the walls. The intruders come back and pry the roller door open with ease if you have not addressed the dents. Therefore, if your roller door has dents on its panelling, call repair services immediately to undo the dink or replace the affected panels if necessary. 

Draft Leaks 

Quality roller shutter doors do not only protect your store from burglaries; they also keep the interior safe from extreme weather elements. The door creates an airtight seal, keeping cold drafts out of your store. Over time, wear and tear along the door's edges can create gaps, allowing the cold draft to leak into your store. Therefore, when you begin to feel cold air blowing into your store through the edges, it is time to call repair services. In most cases, cold draft leaks are caused by a worn-out weather seal located at the bottom of a roller shutter door. However, dinks on the door's side can also create small gaps that allow cold air. Either way, professional repair services can take care of the problem.  

Sticky Operation 

A roller shutter door in optimal condition should open and close with ease. It is crucial for storefronts because you do not want to spend 20 minutes struggling to close your shop at 9 PM. Unfortunately, you are likely to find yourself in such a situation if you have a sticky roller door. The longer you spend trying to close a roller door, the easier you become a target for burglary. Although the most common cause of sticky roller doors is lubrication issues, you should not take chances. There could be underlying problems, such as deformed tracks, wheels, and chains, which only a qualified technician can address. 

Contact a local door company to learn more about roller door repairs.


22 February 2021