When you have an automatic garage door, you probably don't think much about it until it stops working. If your door is starting to struggle to open, or you notice a whining, grinding sound as the door is being used, it may be time to replace your garage door. While many problems can be repaired, if your door is getting old and needs repairs often, you probably need a complete replacement. If your garage door is starting to look ragged or you seem to have issues every time you open and close it, it's time to call a garage door repair service to get an estimate.
If Your Garage Door Won't Stay Open
When your garage door opens all the way, only to shut halfway without warning, you need to get the tension springs checked. You may have a spring that is loose, or it may be getting ready to snap completely. If the spring snaps when the door is open, the entire weight of the garage door will make it slam down to the ground. If your car or a person happens to be beneath it, your car could get damaged or you could get hurt.
When Your Garage Door Won't Engage
If you've pressed the remote and your garage door motor won't engage, start by trying to see if the power is out. If your garage has power, try pressing the activation button on the garage door motor itself. The problem could be as simple as your remote needs batteries, and as serious as a motor that needs to be replaced.
Problem Solving Your Garage Door
When your garage door opens part way and then starts to close again, there could be a problem with the alignment of the track. Make sure that all brackets are secure. There could also be an issue with one of the wheels that rolls along the track or an obstruction within the track itself. Look to see that all wheels can move along the track freely. You may also be having problems with your motor chain. You'll hear the garage door engage but the door won't go anywhere.
If you have no idea what is wrong with your garage door, it's time to call for help. While you may be able to deal with the inconvenience of a door that closes poorly for a few days, waiting until it completely malfunctions is never a good idea. Call a professional garage door repair company, such as Crawford Door Company, as soon as you notice problems.Share
24 January 2017
I liked everything about my newly-purchased home with the exception of the garage door. The old swing type door didn't work for me. It took too much time and effort to open, and the door was a little too heavy for some of the family members. That's when I decided to talk with a contractor. With his help, I chose a remote controlled rolling door. Once it was in place, it was easy to see how convenient this was for our family. There was no lifting and no getting out of the car in the rain to open the door. Since it came with a manual override mechanism when the power was out, it was perfect. If you are thinking about installing a new garage door, let's talk. I'll tell you what I learned along the way and why I chose an overhead door for my garage.