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Noticing some trouble with your trailer doors or simply want to cut any problems off at the pass? Call Blaine Brothers today. Our skilled technicians are here to take care of you and you can trust we’ll get you back on the road ASAP.
Roll Up Door & Repair FAQS
How to repair a roll-up door?
The methods for repairing a roll-up door will vary according to what has malfunctioned or failed in the operation. For most operators, it will be more trouble and expense to take a DIY approach than to take it to a qualified repair shop. In many cases, when a door gets stuck, particularly if it’s stuck closed, having someone unfamiliar with repair techniques work on it may cause more costly damage to the door or the trailer itself. Staying on top of inspections and maintenance is crucial to reducing the potential need for repairs.
How long do roll-up doors last?
When well taken care of, regularly inspected, and kept in good repair, roll-up doors on a semi-trailer should be able to last at least 8-10 years. In situations where they see more harsh environments or more intense usage, that lifespan may be decreased. When regular maintenance is neglected, the lifespan is reduced even further. In cases where the equipment is not maintained, 4-8 years is an adequate expectation, but with solid maintenance, the door can last decades along with the trailer.
How do you service a roll-up door?
There are several things that can be done by the owner or operator to keep the roll-up door on their trailer operating smoothly and securely. Most of the preventative maintenance will require visual inspections of the door components and knowing when to take the trailer into a shop and have issues addressed. The important parts of the door are the door assembly and movement components like rollers, springs, hinges, and tracks.
The door assembly should be looked at weekly, at least. The door panels should be checked for damage, and cables and straps should also be inspected and found in good shape. The lock, lock cam, and keeper should all be secure and properly functioning. Worn components should be replaced. The movement components such as the roller and tracks, hinges, and springs should all be inspected regularly, and damage or difficult operation should be noted and serviced. All rollers, bearings, and hinges should be lubricated.
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