We have an up-and-over door which is causing some problems.
First the wires have got tangled on the left hand side.
Another day, the wire on the right hand side got tangled.
Ok, it was a DIY job to untangle and refit but these things always
happen at the worst time, when you are rushing to get somewhere, and
it really helps to have a second man to help lower the door.
Now one of the rollers keeps falling out of the track.
I know I could but a replacement roller and wire kit but I don't know
whether it would be easier to rip it all out and start again. At least
then I could have some trouble free months.
I think this would give me the opportunity to replace the frame. I
think the frame is not true at the one side, which means there is a
slight gap along the pone edge of the door. I worry that this is a
security risk. I think this is responsible for the roller jumping out
now and again.
Also the piece of wood across the top of the frame does not look too
secure. I think it is just nailed into the side pieces and I am sure
it seems to twist a little as the door goes up and down.
I would like to take it all out and fit a more sturdy frame.
Do you think I am overreacting? Should I repair what I have got and
save some time and money?
If I have to remove the old door, how easy is that? I'm worried about
I presume the new door comes pre-tensioned and I just remove a locking
pin when I am finished?
- posted 12 years ago