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With a highly trained staff and the equipment to do the job safely and efficiently, Easy Lift Doors has been successfully serving industries for over 40 years. Our expert work crews operate across Southern Ontario. From sales to installations, maintenance and repairs, we are committed to providing high quality products, quick and reliable service and competitive pricing. We work for various sectors of the economy including:  agricultural, commercial, industrial, institutional, food production and residential overhead door applications …

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Agricultural FAQ

We generally recommend to book your planned annual maintenance of your overhead door for the spring and summer months as our crews have lesser workload at that time. Fall and winter are our busiest periods where we have to prioritize more urgent repairs and less severe jobs may have to be delayed.

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Backroom or rear clearance is the distance between the overhead door and the back wall of the space where the overhead door is installed. For a residential garage door the backroom required is at least the door height plus 18”. For a commercial overhead door the requirement is door height plus 23” when 2” track is used and 25” when 3” track is used. The backroom requirement is also larger if an electric opener needs to be installed behind the overhead door.

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In residential garage doors the window section is placed in either the third section (second from the top) or the fourth (top) section depending on why you want to add windows. If you want to be able to look through the windows the third section is best. If you want privacy but still want to let daylight in, the fourth section is the best. If you want to be able to look outside but still want some privacy, you can request other window panes options such as obscure glass which still lets light in while maintaining privacy. It is also possible to place windows for example on only one side of the door in each panel, creating a vertical column of windows. This makes for a great contemporary look. For other window locations Styleview Series or Contemporary Series may be an option to pursue.

For generally larger commercial doors the placement of the window section depends on the surrounding structure and building aesthetics. Take into consideration where other windows in the building are placed and again what the purpose of the windows on the overhead door are. It is also possible to install several window sections on top of each other or make the entire door see-through. A so called full-view overhead door has glass windows in all sections. An alternative is installing an overhead door where see-through window panes are made out of lighter polycarbonate or acrylic material. Tell us about your needs and we can give you a free quote and discuss options.

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Commercial FAQ

Mechanical levelers need working springs with the proper amount of tension to operate. If the leveler won’t come up, either the springs need more tension or the springs are broken and need to be replaced. Contact Easy Lift Doors to have one of our trained technicians to fix your problem. We can lift the leveler and secure it so that we can work safely on the equipment.

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There may be a number of reasons for this depending on which type of dock leveler is used. The hydraulic leveler may be low on hydraulic oil or on a mechanical leveler the springs may be broken or need more tension or the lip assist assembly is broken. Contact Easy Lift Doors to have one of our trained technicians to fix your problem.

We generally recommend to book your planned annual maintenance of your overhead door for the spring and summer months as our crews have lesser workload at that time. Fall and winter are our busiest periods where we have to prioritize more urgent repairs and less severe jobs may have to be delayed.

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Residential FAQ

For a residential garage door with torsion springs a top clearance or headroom of 12” is required. If you want to add an electric opener an additional 2” is required. In low headroom instances dual-tracks can be used to decrease the requirements. Please let us know about your situation and we will be happy to determine which track system will be most suitable for you.

There can be several causes for your garage door to be acting like this. Opener gears (or chain) require regular lubrication. In some openers the internal plastic gears may be stripped and in need of replacement. Internal plastic gears may get stripped if the bottom seal is frozen to the floor. Lubrication is crucial, if the gears are not lubricated and run dry they can get stripped quickly. Easy Lift Doors offers opener gear kits for replacing any stripped parts. Also keeping the lifting cables, rollers, spring and bearings lubricated will keep your garage door operating more smoothly.

If the door is still making an unusual noise, try listening closer to determine the source. Worn out rollers or tracking may cause grinding sounds, bent spring coils may cause a grating sound, a door out of balance may cause squealing, defective panels or hinges may cause banging or popping noises, worn out shaft bearings or rollers may cause ticking and loosened spring tension may cause rumbling.

Easy Lift Doors expert technicians are glad to help and will promptly get your garage door operating properly again.

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In residential garage doors the window section is placed in either the third section (second from the top) or the fourth (top) section depending on why you want to add windows. If you want to be able to look through the windows the third section is best. If you want privacy but still want to let daylight in, the fourth section is the best. If you want to be able to look outside but still want some privacy, you can request other window panes options such as obscure glass which still lets light in while maintaining privacy. It is also possible to place windows for example on only one side of the door in each panel, creating a vertical column of windows. This makes for a great contemporary look. For other window locations Styleview Series or Contemporary Series may be an option to pursue.

For generally larger commercial doors the placement of the window section depends on the surrounding structure and building aesthetics. Take into consideration where other windows in the building are placed and again what the purpose of the windows on the overhead door are. It is also possible to install several window sections on top of each other or make the entire door see-through. A so called full-view overhead door has glass windows in all sections. An alternative is installing an overhead door where see-through window panes are made out of lighter polycarbonate or acrylic material. Tell us about your needs and we can give you a free quote and discuss options.

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