The vast majority of homeowners will use their garage doors more often than the front door simply because it is more convenient. That’s why it is so essential to make sure that the garage door continues to perform flawlessly day in and day out. Unfortunately, many homeowners make a mistake only hiring professionals when their garage door fails or when something breaks.
To avoid any Untimely and Often Expensive Repairs, you need to recognize the common signs of when a garage door needs to be repaired.
The Garage Door Does Not Open or Even Close
One of the most obvious Signs Of a Broken Garage Door is that it will not close or open when you hit one of the buttons on the wall or the remote. Usually, the problem is caused by a malfunction, which could be easy or challenging to fix.
It could be a faulty connection; the door could be off its tracks or a problem with the photo eye sensors.
Noisy Garage Door
All Garage Doors Make Some Noise. Some make more noises than others when in operation. However, if you hear unusual sounds like rumbling, grating, grinding, rattling, grinding or straining, it must be professionally examined.
The Garage Door Has Gone Off Its Tracks
The Garage Door Will Operate Safely by moving up and then down across a series of tracks. However, when the garage door becomes old or damaged, it can dislodge the door from the tracks, making it difficult to open or close.
If the garage door is off its tracks, then you will want to call professionals to put it back on its tracks.
As professionals with years of working in the garage door repair industry, one of the first things we do is to perform a balance test to see if the panels are sagging. The test requires detaching the garage door from the opener and then lifting it halfway up on the tracks.
If the door stays in place, then it is balanced, but if it snaps open, closes, or sagging, we have a problem.
After pressing the button on your remote, how long does it take for the garage door to open or close? If it takes more than two seconds to respond, then the door needs to be repaired. Those extra seconds it is taking could indicate a problem that needs to be addressed right away.
The problem can be caused by a myriad of mechanical and electronic failures, which is why it has to be closely examined by our experts.
Your garage door should receive its fair share of annual maintenance and professional inspection. An inspection can help determine what’s wrong with the garage door before the problem becomes any worse.
Not to mention that fixing the issue in time can save you a lot of money in the long term.