Wednesday, November 7th, 2012

A garage door is quite possibly the largest moving object on the vast majority of homes worldwide.  Depending on size and material from which the door is made, it can weigh in excess of 150kg.  There is no doubt then that a garage door which closes on your valuable possessions such as your car or bike can cause significant damage.  Worse still, consider the potential injury which could be sustained from a garage door making contact with you, a family member, friend or even your pet.  Children are of course extremely vulnerable to injury and even death from such an event.

Most modern automated garage doors have an auto-reversing safety feature built into the automatic operator. This safety feature causes the door to suddenly open (or reverse) when the door impacts an object when closing. However, whilst the auto-reverse feature is a great invention, it does not prevent damage to your car or potential injury to people.

Just like all manufacturers and suppliers of garage doors and automatic operators, Steel-Line Garage Doors implores home owners to seriously consider the installation of infra-red safety beams with your automated garage doors.  Similar to those used in elevators, infra-red beams prevent your garage door from closing if the beam which extends the full width of the garage opening is obstructed.  The major benefit over the auto-reversing feature mentioned above is that you, your family members, friends and possessions such as your car will not sustain any injury or damage because the door will not operate if the beam is ‘broken’ or obstructed.

If you’re considering installing an automated garage door or you’re thinking of automating an existing door, the installation of infra-red safety beams is a must.

Of course, whether or not you install infra-red safety beams, there is no substitute for taking due care and closely observing your surroundings when operating your garage door. If in doubt, do not operate your door until it is safe to do so.

It’s a small price to pay for your safety and peace of mind!



Contact Profile

Steel-Line Garage Doors

Steel-Line Garage Doors is a national network or garage door businesses with over thirty offices a cross Australia. The group operates the main brands; Steel-Line, Perth Windsor Doors and Mirage Industrial Doors and Shutters and a number of sub brands includingAccent DoorsQuokka Garage DoorsRoss Garage Doors and GatesDoorlandJeff Lauga DoorsEverything Garage DoorsTerritory Roller DoorsIndustrial Hytech Garage DoorsActive Garage DoorsMorestyle Garage Doors and Sunshine Coast Door Services. The Steel-Line group also has an affiliated garage door operator business which supplies BOSS garage door openers, Guardian garage door openers and Marantec garage door openers.

The Steel-Line Group offers a complete range of residential garage doors, garage and shed roller doors, industrial shutters, timber garage doors, tilt garage doors and a complete range of garage door operators for residential and industrial applications. The Steel-Line group also manufactures Decowood garage doors which is a process invented by Decoral in Italy which transfers a photo image of wood from a plastic film onto steel.

Steel-Line has two major factories producing residential garage doors at Steel-Line in Brisbane and at Perth Windsor Doors in Perth. The Steel-Line garage door factory has a semi-automated Bradbury sectional door production line and the Perth Windsor Doors factory Colrol semi-automated sectional door production line.  The Bradbury sectional door line in Brisbane is complimented by a Bradburyroller door roll former and the Colrol sectional door production line in Perth is similarly complemented by a Colrol roller door roll former. Both plants are capable of supplying to the total residential garage door requirement of the Steel-Line Group in Australia.

The Steel-Line group also has industrial and custom residential garage door manufacturing facilities in most capital cities including Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Perth at Mirage, Accent and Ross Door locations.

The Steel-Line network of sales and service offices are located in all major population areas including SydneyMelbourneBrisbane,AdelaidePerthHobartNewcastleWollongongGeelongCoffs HarbourGold CoastSunshine CoastRockhamptonMackay,TownsvilleCairns and Darwin. Other centres are serviced by local dealers serviced from Steel-Line branches.

The Steel-Line group seeks to be the market leader in the supply, installation and service of garage doors, roller doors and industrial shutters to the residential and commercial markets in Australia.
Scott Halliday
P: 07 3713 3204

Boss Garage Door Operators

BOSS Operators has manufactured and distributed garage door openers since 1980 and have supplied over 500,000 garage door openers into the Australian market to date. From its humble beginnings as a manufacturer of roller door operators BOSS now distributes a wide range of sectional garage door, roller door, swing and slide gate and industrial shutter operators. The Boss range of gate openers are suitable for all applications. For domestic type applications BOSS offers a 12 Volt gate operator in swing or sliding configurations which are both extremely reliable and easy to install. For commercial type applications hydraulic rams are usually deemed more suitable and are available with various electronic programming options. BOSS supplies a number of BOSS products but also represents international brands including Guardian, Marantec, Merlin, Grifco and DURA. BOSS can supply spare parts and deliver technical support over the phone or arrange a service visit via its dealer network across Australia.



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