Door Closer Service & Repairs
Are you frustrated with your entry & exit doors do they get stuck and scrape on the frame or the step? The good news is you don’t need to get a new door but instead you can let our experienced Sydney team look after your door repair and save considerable amounts of money at the same time. Be sure to view our Guarantee and our testimonials for more details.
Types of Door Closer repairs we specialise in:
Door Closer repairs are our specialty and there are three main types of door closers used and we look after installation and repairs of all types of hydraulic door closers, including:
- Floor Spring (concealed floor mounted closers)
- Hydraulic Surface mounted closers
- Concealed overhead transom mounted closers
Repairs can be achieved on all types of doors including glass & aluminium, glass only doors, timber doors and synthetic doors.
We offer a wide range of models and brands and an extensive range of accessories which include such things as hold open features.
Here are some of the brands of doors we have fixed or repaired the door closers on
- Dorma door closers
- Ryobi door closers
- Efco door closers
- Sabre door closers
- Kaba door closers
- Novas door closers
- Briton door closers
- Geze door closers
To get a resolution to your door closer repair, give us a call on 0401 349 821. We’ll ask a few key questions on the phone and within a few minutes, you’ll know exactly what we can do and the timeframe to get your door fixed.
Glass & Aluminium Door Closer Issues and how we repair them
In the case of pivoted doors where Transom Door closers or floor springs are used, we remove the door and the relevant housings of the door closer parts.
Which include the pivots and associated bearings, brackets and of course the door closer. Examination of these respective parts will quickly reveal any damage.
Replacement and reinstatement of damaged and worn parts are followed by the rehanging of the door.
Surface mounted door closer repairs
In the case of a surface mounted door closer removal of the door is usually not required as all the parts can be got at with the door in site.
With older doors, it is preferred to take care of ageing fasteners by not over-stressing them with modern impact drivers.
We take care to prevent the heads of the screws that hold the door and accessories together, from fracturing as they are unscrewed.
If the screws break, as they can do, we always (if practical) remove the remaining body of the screw in order to fit a new fastener.
Dedicated Professionals With Over 25 Years Experience In Fixing Doors
If you are having trouble with your door because it is difficult to open and close or it is unable to open smoothly or lock securely or maybe, it is grinding and scratching on the floor or frame or it is leaking oil from the top or base of the door.
We specialise in the following areas and service the whole Sydney metropolitan area with door closer repairs for the following installations:
- Aluminium door repairs and glass doors
- Timber & glass doors
- Office doors
- Front doors
- Internal doors
- We even do sliding door repairs
Our professional team have all your repair needs covered. We have been established since 1992 and operating successfully in the Sydney area. Our speciality areas are domestic and commercial door repairs.
Because of the high volume of doors with door closers installed in domestic and commercial premises in recent years, Door Closers Sydney has become our primary service area, especially commercial doors.
We carry out all types of door closer repairs & replacements on a weekly basis. And set out below are the steps involved in a typical Door closer replacement:
- We remove the old door closer
- We then dismantle the door frame attachments
- Then we carry out an examination of the door and frame to make sure that they are fitting together correctly.
- We then establish what is the appropriate door closer model is for the door and frame, keeping in mind that the draft coming through the doorway will create pressures on the door when it is closing.
The most frequent reason for the door closer to fail is wear on the main spring and wear to the hydraulic seals of the pistons in the cylinders of the door closers.
In most circumstances, the deterioration of the seals in the door closers results in some hydraulic fluid leakage around the door closer (like on the image to the right).
This is often evident as a build-up of heavy dust and dirt on the outside of the closer and sometimes oil can be seen dripping from the door closer, which when extreme can often stain the floor coverings.
Issues affecting your door closer
Deterioration of the main spring always affects the operation of the door closing. In both these circumstances, the door closers need to be replaced. Repair is not an option.
If the door closer is not replaced in a reasonable time after it starts to show the first signs of trouble then and what often happens is that the doors functioning with the frame deteriorate.
As the deterioration proceeds the brackets and fasteners attached to the door stress and strain such that the points of attachment become distended. In other words, the aluminium or timber fails at these points resulting in misalignment of the attached structures on to the door and frame.
Consequently the door and frame exhibit operation failure. Sooner or later, the operation of the door fails completely and the door is unable to move and lock compromising security.
The good news – doorcloserssydney.com.au can replace door closers and repair damaged doors since we have many years of experience with general door repair and door closer replacement.
In fact, Door closer replacement is our most common service request.
It is most important that your locks are aligned perfectly for effective security.
When your door closer and associated brackets and pivots have been repaired/replaced and the new fasteners are secure, the door has to be fitted squarely into the rebate of the door jamb such that the gaps around the edge of the door are even and correct.
This is achieved by adjusting the height and backsett of the pivot and the backsett of the brackets. Notwithstanding the lock should align with the strike on the frame. If this does not happen the strike can usually be adjusted to fit the tongue of the lock. The last step is to adjust the lock.
Note that, often, problems with the lock not aligning as they should are caused by the door not fitting in the door jamb properly causing the door to drop and the lock to misalign with the strike. Therefore, the door cannot be locked properly.
Conclusion, your door is closing and opening easily with no fuss and locking properly giving you the security required.
We are often asked, ‘what is the best door closer brand & type to use on our door.’
This often depends on the size and weight of the door and door frame. Light doors will often work best with a small surface mounted door closer.
So the size and weight are two very important factors to consider when choosing the type of door closer. Other things like draft through the door is another important factor since draftee doorways will prevent the door closer from closing the door.
And this could be a problem for security since to latch securely the door needs to close properly. Other factors are also important namely what is the average age and physical condition of the people using the doorway.
Will children or the elderly be using the door?
Is the application in a school or retirement home? If the door has to swing both ways then it might be best to use a floor spring or a transom overhead closer, since both of these door closers will be quite suitable.
Some door closers have an adjustment for spring tension these include all types, however, all types of door closers come in different strengths.
Heavy, medium and light spring strength on your door closer
Better quality door closers have adjustments for closing speed and adjustments for latching speed. Therefore enabling the door to close at one speed and then to latch at another speed.
An example of this might be a situation where the door owner wants the door to close very slowly to enable them to, say, get a lot of storage through the door but then to latch quickly and securely.
The two independent speed ranges of the door closer can, therefore, be adjusted to suit.
A door closer with a stay open feature
In addition, some door closer models come with a stay open feature.
This means that when the door is open to say either 90 degrees or 105 degrees the door will remain held open until it is pushed to close.
At a secure place, this option may not be the preferred option since some folk may leave the door open enabling entry and exit through the door at will and to the detriment of the security of the doorway.
If security is needed, a door closer without a stay open feature would be the preferred option.
Our technicians maintain the highest attention to detail in these circumstances and have a strong guarantee to back up the quality of our work.
If you need some further information before giving us a call, then view our frequently asked questions page.
Should you require further information or a quote, do not hesitate to contact us to speak to a technician who can give you the best advice on the spot for all your door closer questions.
Call today to see how we can resolve your door closer problem – 0401 349 821