A broken garage door is not only an inconvenience, but also a significant safety issue. Many people regularly forget to lock their back doors since the garage often acts as an extra barrier from the elements. If it is not functioning properly, it can allow easy access to the home and loved ones.
There are a wide variety of garage doors available for residences today. Some include but are not limited to folding, sliding, and roll-up, and most are available in a number of styles. The most popular type of garage door in America is the sectional. These doors have horizontal panels connected at a hinge and then are fitted with oiled rollers on parallel tracks. A torsion spring and bar acts as a counterbalance for the door’s weight, and these are frequently the cause of malfunction. While many of the doors have common properties, each one may require different interventions upon breaking, and it is important to have seasoned and well-educated professionals with experience to diagnose the issue.
A number of things can cause a garage door not to work properly, ranging from parts snapping suddenly to general wear and tear over the years. Some of the most common reasons include but are not limited to:
- Misaligned track
- Transmitter malfunction
- Broken springs
- Path blockage
- Broken tension cables
Before calling a technician, doing the following checks will help save some time and frustration.
- Check your door by using the emergency cord while it is closed
- Check the batteries in the remote control
- Lube the garage door and opener system per manufacturer’s direction
- Confirm the chain tension is appropriate
If all of these are working properly and the door still will not work, then it is time for some professional help. Contact us for any repair needs and to discover the other services we offer!