Are you tired of your garage door not opening or closing properly? Do you have trouble with the remote or keypad? Have you had to call a garage door company and pay an expensive bill for something that could be fixed easily on your own? If so, this is the article for you.
In it, we'll cover some ways to troubleshoot common garage door issues so that you can (most of the time) avoid paying someone else hundreds of dollars in labor costs.
Garage doors can be noisy for a variety of reasons, one of which is the springs. Springs are a common problem with garage door openers and can become loose over time. If your door starts to make noise when it opens or closes, this could be an indication that you need to tighten the springs.
If your garage door is not opening or closing evenly, it could be caused by a bent track. Bent tracks are usually the result of heavy items being put on them over time. The easiest way to fix this problem is to remove the weight from the track and replace it with something lighter, such as a piece of plywood.
If your garage door will not open or close, be sure to check the batteries in the remote control first. If you have a keypad on the outside of your garage, inspect it for any damage that may prevent it from working properly.
And if you use an opener plugged into a wall outlet inside your home, make sure there are no power outages in your neighborhood and that all outlets are functioning correctly with nothing blocking them. If none of these things seem to be causing problems with opening or closing, call a professional to come and take care of whatever issue has arisen.
The garage door won’t open all the way, probably because of a photo-eye. Photo-eyes are sensors that help to detect light and darkness, which then triggers the opener to stop at an appropriate height for you to enter or exit your home safely. If one is dirty or obstructed by something along the track, it can cause problems with the operation of your garage door.
Here are some quick fixes: clean off any dirt on the sensor; if there's an obstruction, move it out of the way; and make sure that both sides of the photo-eye are appropriately aligned with each other (they should be 2" apart). If none of these things fix your problem, call a professional!
One of the most common garage door problems is that your door opens slowly, making it difficult for you to get out in a hurry or to put an item inside if you forgot something.
This problem may be due to low oil on the tracks and rollers. To fix this issue, use WD-40 or any other type of lubricant and apply generously to the track and roller areas of the garage door. This will make your rolling system work faster, which will result in the opening at a more optimal speed!
The most common cause of a garage door that closes too fast is that the torsion spring or cables are broken. This can happen due to wear and tear age or just regular use. To fix this issue, you will need to replace either the cable or springs with a professional.
You may have a problem with your garage door opener, but that’s not the only potential cause for this issue. Check if The button on your transmitter is stuck. You should also check if the limit setting needs to readjust. If these don’t solve the problem, there could be an issue with either your garage door opener's control wiring or electric circuits.
In this article, we’ve covered some of the most common garage door problems and how to fix them. If you want help repairing your garage doors or if they don't seem like they're opening correctly at all, contact our team today!
We have years of experience in every type of repair imaginable for residential and commercial garages. Our experts are standing by, waiting to provide exceptional service that ensures your home is safe when it comes time to go inside after a long day outside. Let us know what kind of problems you've been having with your garage door, so we can get started on fixing them right away!