Garage Doors King’s Lynn

Garage Doors Suppliers King’s Lynn

We supply a comprehensive selection of styles and designs when it comes to garage doors, from the leading manufacturers, ensuring that we’ll have something to suit you. So, if you’re based in King’s Lynn, Norfolk and are looking for a garage door company, come to none other than Domestic Garage Door Services. We’re here to help in any way possible. Contact us for a FREE quote!

Has your garage door become old and worn? Does it ruin the appearance of your home? Is it beginning to stick, or has it become quite difficult to open? Are you wasting money on heating bills due to a lack of energy efficiency? Have you got issues getting your car in and out of the garage? Is your garage door out of style?

Domestic Garage Door Services are here to support you as we specialise in locating and providing you with the perfect garage door perfectly suited to you and your house. Unravel the potential of your house by replacing your old garage door today!

With our years of experience and the extensive knowledge we have of the garage door industry – you can have complete confidence in our company and the services we provide.

Whether you want to replace a single garage door or multiple doors, we know that value for money is key. Domestic Garage Door Services has provided high-quality replacement garage doors and remote operators in King’s Lynn at very competitive prices for many years. There are many doors for you to choose from including high specification doors, lower-priced garage doors, basic garage doors and more, the choice is yours.

Local Garage Doors We’ve Installed in King’s Lynn

How To Choose A Garage Door

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The first step in selecting your replacement garage door is to select the best garage door to provide the garage that is most useful for whatever function you have in mind. Many homeowners do not use their garage primarily to store their vehicle. We recommend that the overall functionality of your garage door and its specifications be given some serious thought, especially if you plan to use it as a guest room, storage, workshop, games room or similar.

Protection, visual appearance, comfort, insulation, maximum width, maximum height and so on could be your main priorities. For every necessity, there is a garage door, and some doors cover them all.

Do you want a manual or electric operation, and for several garage doors or just one? How do you want to control them?

Digital remote controls and Wi-Fi – enabled apps to allow your doors and associated equipment to be controlled much more than ever before. Lights can also be integrated by the same remote systems into many of the garage doors that we supply with control.

We provide our customers with industry leading designs in the comforting strength of steel, natural timber look, low-maintenance GRP (Glass Reinforced Plastic), and stylish aluminium or Upvc, Up & Over, Side-Hinged, Sectional, Round the Corner and Roller garage doors.

Why Choose Us for Your Garage Door in King’s Lynn?

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Domestic Garage Door Services makes tedious and tiresome web searches for garage door repairs and garage doors in King’s Lynn a thing of the past. However, several websites are yelling about their doors being the best. Without any pressure, we will help you understand what the best choices for you are-anything relevant to garage doors is right here!

So if you’re searching for ‘garage doors near me’ or ‘garage doors company King’s Lynn’ or ‘garage door repairs near me’ then the only company you need to help and guide you is ours.

We have a highly experienced and professionally trained sales team that will always be willing to take your call and talk you through the choices open to you.

The customer is always right and so you determine what is best, as well as specifications, based on details and visual appearances that you like and prefer.

Types of Garage Doors

Up & Over Garage Doors

up and over garage doors

At Domestic Garage Door Services in King’s Lynn, Norfolk we offer a range of up and over garage doors that come in either a Canopy format, where the door runs vertically on tracks or a Retractable format, where the garage door runs on horizontal tracks and can be used with an automatic setup. These garage doors are low maintenance, long-lasting and a safe and reliable solution for any property. Our up and over doors are excellent value for money and are usually made from steel, but can be Timber or GRP.

Sectional Garage Doors

sectional garage doors

At Domestic Garage Door Services, We offer vertical opening sectional garage doors in King’s Lynn, so you can make use of all your driveway space. These are usually installed on the back of the opening and give your garage a complete opening width. Sectional garage doors provide outstanding thermal insulation, are optimally sealed on all four sides with weather-resistant seals and come in a range of finishes and designs. Usually these are automated.

Roller Garage Doors

roller shutter garage doors

Domestic Garage Door Services, based in King’s Lynn, Norfolk, can supply roller garage doors which offer vertical opening and are typically insulated. Roller doors can be opened manually or automatically and are a lightweight solution for your garage that saves space.

Side Hung Garage Doors

Side-hinged garage doors (also known as side opening/’swing’ garage doors) are a traditional style of garage door that is exactly what they say they are: garage doors hinged at the sides, nearly always opening outwards. These can be Steel, Timber or GRP and some are insulated. These can usually also be automated.

Electric Garage Doors

electric garage doors

We also offer a range of high-quality remote control electric operators to allow for automation of the garage door. This helps make things simple and more straightforward – all from the comfort of your car! In most situations, we can automate existing garage doors and, if not, we always have a wide selection of electric garage door packages available to fit everyone’s requirements.

Regardless of whether an automation system is used, the door needs to operate on its own as a manual product, just in case the power fails, or if you simply decide you don’t want to use the automation for another reason.

Most garage doors are available as a manual only door. The electric part can be added to the garage at a later date or purchased and installed at the same time as the door is. An automation system is often made up of a motor, a control system and a mechanism that links the motor to the door.

Garage Door Repairs

garage door repair

If you’ve been searching online for ‘garage door repairs near me’ then you’ve come to the right place. We cover the whole of the Norfolk area and have extensive experience in fitting, repairing and maintaining all kinds of garage doors.

If you are told that spare parts for your garage are no longer available, then please give us a call. We won’t push you into buying a new garage and nine times out of ten we’ll be able to source an older part that’s not available on the market or repair it ourselves using our skill and industry expertise.

Hire Us As Your Garage Door Company in King’s Lynn, Norfolk

Upon choosing us as your garage door company in King’s Lynn, Norfolk our team will be on hand to help you in any way we can. From advice and information to answering any of your questions, we’re always happy to help. Nothing is off limits for us, so for all your needs regarding garage doors in King’s Lynn, be sure to make our company your first port of call. Please do not hesitate to contact us today for a FREE quote!

Common Garage Door Problems

What Can I Do If My Garage Door Won’t Open?

IF THE PHOTO-EYE IS BLOCKED, DIRTY OR MISALIGNED

The issue may be because of a blocked photo-eye if your garage door doesn’t shut all the way. This safety feature is equipped for most garage doors produced since the early-1990s.

The photo-eye components consist of two parts, approximately four feet above the ground, that align face-to – face across each side of the garage door. A pea-sized laser is sent from one end to the other upon activation.

To summarise:

  • Problem: A blocked photo-eye
  • Cause: A possible obstruction
  • Severity: Low
  • Remedy: To remove obstructions
  • Service call: If the eyes are not aligned

Did your garage door get rusty and worn out? Does it ruin your home ‘s appearance? Is it starting to stick, or has it become very hard to open? Owing to a lack of energy efficiency, are you wasting your hard earned cash on heating bills? Do you have trouble with getting your car in and out of the garage? Is your door to the garage out of fashion?

Domestic garage door services are here to provide assistance. We specialise in finding and supplying you with the ideal garage door that fits you and your house perfectly. Unravel your homes full potential by replacing your old garage door today!

With our years of experience and the extensive knowledge we have of the garage door industry – you can have complete confidence in our company and the services we provide.

Every time the door is prompted to make an action and to close, a beam is activated to scan the underlying clearance area for any obstructions. Any object or body part that is detected, the door will either halt its closure or reverse and close in full. The reasons it does this is to ensure the door doesn’t close on objects, pets or humans.

The photo-eye is designed to respond instantly to any obstacle as a safety mechanism. The slightest sign of something, such as a pencil or a wad of paper, can therefore cause the photo-eye to stop the door’s movement.

The photo-eye may actually be dusty or dirty in certain situations where a garage door won’t shut, and the laser may misinterpret the dirt as a physical obstacle. There is also a risk of damage to or saturation of the photo-eye circuitry from moisture and rain.

The issue is due to a misalignment problem between the two photo-eyes for some non-closing garage doors. LED lights activate on both ends when the two sides interact. The corresponding photo-eye consists of one red light and one green light on most garage-door systems. The beam is sometimes rendered unable to scan the clearance if any light becomes misaligned with the other. Overuse, physical strain among other reasons can misalign the photo-eyes.

IF THE OPERATOR RECEIVES NO POWER

Often, for one reason or another, a garage door may not open or close; the operator has no power connections. The issue will actually be due to an unplugged power cord. You could have unplugged the operator absentmindedly as you were leaving the garage through your internal door to the building. People sometimes do things like that and forget they do them. It’s an easy mistake, and you can laugh afterwards!

A more severe problem, like a blown fuse or circuit breaker, will prevent you from receiving power. Circuit breaker issues can only be treated by a specialist.

To summarise:

  • Problem: No power connection
  • Cause: Unplugged cord or a blown fuse
  • Severity: Medium
  • Remedy: Plug cord or reset fuses
  • Service call: Yes, if a fuse has blown.

The problem could even be due to a defective outlet. The outlet is likely to be the culprit if you plug an electrical item into the plug socket, and that also fails to power, then the issue is with the defective outlet and another power outlet or source will be required, or a repair will be needed.

EXPIRED TRANSMITTER BATTERIES

you will need access to power to activate a garage door at both ends. The operator is not the only variable that can be robbed of a power source. If your garage door doesn’t open with remote activation, the problem could be the consequence of an expired out of date or dead battery in your transmitter/remote control/.

The transmission receiver that is usually on the inside wall of your garage is the first thing to examine. Is the door triggered when you manually press the button on the receiver? If so, the issue is the remote, not the receiver.

To Summarise:

  • Problem: Dead battery
  • Cause: Expiration/out of date/no juice
  • Severity: Medium
  • Remedy: Replacement batteries & service
  • Service call: Only if it still doesn’t open after changing your remote batteries.

In situations like this, you are essentially in luck because a quick change of batteries is often the solution. Simply slip off the back cover on your remote, remove the old batteries and take them with you to the shop to buy replacements of the same size. If the batteries on your remote have been pre-installed and you have never replaced them before. Removal can involve a screwdriver on some remotes if a locking part is used to keep the batteries in place.

Check the battery tips before you mount the new batteries to ensure the ends fit correctly inside. If the remote failed due to a backward installation of the batteries, you might mistake this as a more serious problem when in actual fact its a simple fix.

BROKEN GARAGE DOOR TORSION OR EXTENSION SPRINGS

If the garage door does not open, but the motor engages and is running, the issue will probably lie with the springs in the assembly of your garage door. The most common problem at hand when a service person is called to a household to fix a garage door is defective springs.

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With a garage door opening device, broken springs are one of the most dangerous and unavoidable issues that can also occur. The door will be driven by one or two torsion springs running horizontally along the width of the door in each assembly, and by two extension springs raising and lowering the door along the tracks.

To summarise:

  • Problem: Broken springs or Damaged Springs
  • Cause: Wear on the coil
  • Severity: Major
  • Remedy: Replace the spring/s
  • Service call: 100%

Each spring is classified on the basis of its maximum cycle number. It needs to be replaced when the spring has exhausted its cycles. In the midst of a door activation, springs that are used past their cycles are likely to snap unexpectedly. In certain instances, before its expiry date, a spring is broken. Spring ruptures are loud and dangerous either way.

You would definitely hear a loud popping sound resembling that of a firecracker or gunshot if a spring breaks when you are at home. Springs often break as people open or close them and it’s not uncommon for them to go when you’re about to head off on an adventure or to work. This can be avoided with early replacement and will save your ears and a whole heap of hassle when you least need it.

SNAPPED CABLES

A broken cable has to be the one problem that is even more dangerous than broken springs on a garage door. The cables that connect with each tension spring are responsible for the physical act of moving the door up and down, while the extension springs provide tension as the door is lifted and lowered.

Summary:

  • Problem: Broken/defunct cables
  • Cause: Corrosion/wear and tear/damage
  • Severity: High
  • Remedy: The cables must be replaced
  • Service call: Yes

The cables are the only items that keep the door from crashing to the ground with all of its weight after the springs have broken. This would cause the door to suffer considerable damage, apart from the thunderous noise it would make, if it plummeted to the ground. In addition, the weight of the door may crush or seriously harm or injure something or someone in the door’s path, such as a motorcycle, the hood of a car, a person or a pet.

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Most alarming of all, after the springs have snapped, cables usually do not last long. Therefore, if you know that your extension springs have already broken, shut the door and do not open it until you have replaced those springs, not even manually. Even I f you only lift them once, the cables might fail. None of the opener’s safety measures would stop the door from plunging without the help of garage door cables.

MISADJUSTED SENSITIVITY

A garage door stuck closed often the result of poorly adjusted sensitivity settings is an all too common issue on newly installed garages. This usually happens because the opener is set to a factory setting that doesn’t match the door it’s being used with.

Summary:

  • Problem: Not set up correctly
  • Cause: Factory settings
  • Severity: Mid
  • Remedy: Set up properly
  • Service call: Yes

Sensitivity settings on the door allow the opener to know how much force a specific door would take to raise and lower. The opener would be fooled into believing that the door is either too light to need any power, or too heavy for the opener ‘s weight allowance, if the settings are not quite right. Consequently, if the settings are off and the garage door won’t shut, the opener will not respond to any activation prompts.

THE REMOTE SIGNAL IS BLOCKED

A dead battery isn’t the only thing that can prevent its function from being performed by a remote. If you push the button and the door fails to activate, the signal will be blocked by something. Alternately, maybe you’re out of range. The remote antenna on the opening system is also likely to have been obstructed or damaged.

Summary:

  • Problem: Blocked signal
  • Cause: Bad inputs
  • Severity: Medium
  • Remedy: Adjust settings
  • Service call: Usually

If your garage door doesn’t open when you push the remote, the signal may be obstructed by a branch or some other interfering entity. Often, due to tree growth, a remote will stop working from a specific angle. If your remote no longer operates from the same angles that you have always used, and it doesn’t help when you change the batteries, it may be time for some branches to be cut back!

Then again, the remote antenna may be directly obstructed. By checking the antenna for signs of soil or foreign matter, you can also fix this issue. Also, make sure the door is pointing toward the antenna. An antenna will somehow get misdirected every now and then. Contact a service person if the antenna is, in fact, broken.

MISADJUSTED LIMIT SETTING

The shut-reverse, where the door shuts as prompted, is one of the wackier malfunctions that occur with certain doors, only to spring back up the moment it hits the ground. Although confusing and annoying, issues such as this are often the fault of the opener’s misadjusted limit setting.

Summary:

  • Problem: Wrong limit settings
  • Cause: Bad limit settings
  • Severity: Mid
  • Remedy: Settings change
  • Service call: Yes

What’s the fixed limit? It’s a programming instrument that enables the opener to understand how much movement is needed to close or open a garage door completely. The amount of movement is timed – the settings for which are configured on a high or low scale. In order to fit the height and size variables of distinct garage doors, limit settings are configured into the opening systems.

If the settings are too high, when it hits the ground, the opener may assume that a door has closed prematurely and, thus, mistake the ground for an obstruction. The door would automatically reverse itself because openers are designed not to close on foreign items. Have a repair professional check the limit settings on your garage door opener if your door behaves in this way and make changes if appropriate.

THE DOOR TRACK IS MISALIGNED

The operating mechanisms activate the door when it comes to the operation of a garage door device, and the cables physically raise and lower it while the springs handle the tension. However, if not for the metal tracks that hold the door in line, none of these actions could probably remain oriented alongside the garage doorway and ceiling. The tracks that guide the door should be straight and even on both of the sides.

It can delay the movement of the door if either track becomes slightly ajar. The issue is likely to get worse as time goes on. For example, a bend is bound to pull on the door at any point along one side, which in turn would place pressure on the other side and efficiently replicate the problem on the parallel track.

Summary:

  • Problem: Off tracks
  • Cause: Pressure/wear and tear
  • Severity: Severe
  • Remedy: Replace the tracks
  • Service call: Yes

If either or both tracks become bent, as the rollers pass through the affected area, you may hear a squeaking sound. The movement of the door can only slow slightly as it moves through this location. As the months go on, a problem like this can get out of control, and the weight of the door can create more stress. Call a garage door service expert immediately if you know or even feel that your door tracks have lost their alignment.

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A TINY OBSTACLE IS PRESENT

There may be something in the way that poses as an obstacle if a door reverses upon closing. Various objects that fall below the photo-eye beam such as trees, paper and even used gum, will cause a door to reverse itself.

Summary:

  • Problem: Activation in reverse
  • Cause: Objects, dust, dirt, sticky items
  • Severity: Mid
  • Remedy: Clean and remove any obstruction
  • Service call: Yes

Obstructions often ignored by homeowners are not only found on the pavement, as the tracks can often be lined with objects that could avoid a door closing and reverse it. If gum, dirt or foliage is lodged at any point in one of the tracks, the door can reverse contact automatically. Inspect the tracks when you can to stop this from happening, and clean them if necessary.

THE MOTOR HAS BEEN DEACTIVATED

Often it does not necessarily mean that there is something wrong with the lock, the remote or even one of the opener-assembly pieces when a garage door does not open or close. The problem could all boil down to a disconnected motor!

Summary:

  • Problem: A disconnected motor
  • Cause: Mistake
  • Severity: Low
  • Remedy: Connect the motor properly
  • Service call: Yes/No

The motor switch is there, so in the case of a power failure, you can open your garage door without the opener. However, occasionally the cord leading to the motor switch will get stuck and pulled and this will disable the motor.

It may be because of human error in certain cases. Have you ever pulled a cord or turned a switch inadvertently? The root of your issue may be that very behaviour.

LOCK MODE HAS BEEN INADVERTENTLY ACTIVATED

If you come home to find that your garage won’t open when prompted, it could be because you were holding the button down for too long when you were leaving. I know! So simple. This is not the case all of the time but this could save you wasting a technicians time.

Summary:

  • Problem: Lock mode activated on remote control
  • Cause: Holding the button down for too long
  • Severity: Low
  • Remedy: Take of lock mode
  • Service call: Not at all!

A function exists with some garage openers that allows you to place the opener in lock mode. This function can be triggered by keeping the button on your keyboard for several seconds. When locked, the door will not be triggered by a regular press of the button. Simply keep the button down again for several seconds to get the door out of lock mode and then try again, if it doesn’t work then give us a call.

THE DOOR HAS BEEN LOCKED MANUALLY

If nothing seems to be off with the opener, but the garage door is not opening, you may have manually locked it accidentally. A tell-tale sign is when, when activated, the motor runs briefly, but then shuts off without raising the garage door.

Summary:

  • Problem: Locked manually
  • Cause: Mistake/human error
  • Severity: Low
  • Remedy: Unlock
  • Service call: No

Some garage doors are fitted with manual locks, which usually look like horizontal bar handles. There will be no triggering of the garage door when the manual lock is activated. Although the function exists for an additional layer of protection, people often accidentally trigger these locks accidentally. For example, if you take something out of your car’s trunk and put your back to the door, you might hit the lock and not even realise.

Turn the handle until you hear it catch, to unlock the door. The horizontal bar will be disengaged, and you will be able to unlock it.

STRIPPED GEAR IN THE OPENER

The burden of everyday life may have a cumulative impact on the opener as a garage door fitments age. The opener can no longer work until the gear is removed. Summary:

  • Problem: Worn fitments
  • Cause: Erosion and wear
  • Severity: High
  • Remedy: Replacement openers
  • Service call: Yes

A frequent giveaway is when the opener makes a humming sound when prompted but ultimately fails to activate. The gears can be substituted in some situations. However, sometimes, a fresh opener is the only way around a stripped gear. The use of the door must, meanwhile, be limited to manual activation. In any case, only a garage door service specialist can carry out the replacement of your opener.

THE KEYPAD IS OUT OF SYNC

The remote control is not the only system for activation that has to be reset often. If the remote works, but the keyboard doesn’t, it might be time for the code to be reset. In most instances, with the aid of a user manual, this issue can easily be handled.

Summary:

  • Problem: The keypad isn’t working
  • Cause: Needs resetting
  • Severity: Minor
  • Remedy: Reset the code
  • Service call: Likely not

FAQ

We will uninstall your current garage door and dispose of it so that you will not have to. We aim to recycle as many of the old model and parts as we can, doing our best and guarantee that it is responsibly disposed of. If you would like to keep it then you can, it’s entirely your choice.

Yes, we can indeed. All of the garage doors we supply are available in either single or double door models. You’ll have a wide choice, matching styles and a range of colours to choose from.

Some of our garage door models have different window shapes. Some even have dummy-glazing, stippolyte or transparent perspex. When you book a consultation, we can show you all of the designs we have available, and you can then choose the door that’s best suits you and your needs and requirements.

No, all of the garage doors we supply are designed to suit your personalised specifications in order to get the right garage door for your home or property. As no one door is the same, we don’t offer one size fits all garage doors. We strive to offer you the best doors that are the most appropriate for your property.

For shorter driveways, roller garage doors and sectional garage doors are ideal as they roll up into the roof of the garage without limiting space outside or inside the property.

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