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  • #53930
    chesswood
    Flatchatter

    Our units have tilting garage doors. One of the tilting hinges needs attention. We (the OC) paid a man about $250 to tighten the spring attachment. He advised that his repair was not permanent and he quoted about $2000 to replace both hinges, which is probably a fair price.

    We (the strata committee) have been advised by a handyman that hinge replacement isn’t necessary; it would suffice to brace the weakened part of the existing hinge with a cut-to-size piece of steel for perhaps $50.

    The owner doesn’t think that’s good enough. But how can the committee justify $2000 when there is a much cheaper alternative? What do we tell the owner?

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  • #53936
    kaindub
    Flatchatter

    $250 for a spring adjustment was a fair price.

    Having had to deal with tilt doors I was advised by a tilt a door specialist that springs do stretch over time and need replacement.

    There are many specialist repairers out there. Get one of them in, not a handyman, to inspect and give you a quote.

    $2000 to effect repairs is too high since you can buy and have installed a new door for less than that price.

    Since the door is common property, the OC decides what repairs to effect, not the lot owner.

    #53934
    scotlandx
    Strataguru

    Why don’t you try the cheap option and give an undertaking to the owner that if it doesn’t work you will proceed with hinge replacement?

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