A garage door repair can seem daunting to a homeowner. How can you know whether your garage door is in need of a service visit?
Today, we’re going to go over some of the most common reasons for repairing garage doors. We’ll examine what you should do to address the repair and when you should call in the professionals.
Garage Door Opener Malfunction
One of the most common reasons that a garage door requires any type of repair is that the garage door opener is malfunctioning. This often comes down to a lack of lubrication. A repair professional can fix this issue easily by applying silicone-based lubricant along the entire length of the track. They can also examine the chain and drive components to see if they need to be lubricated, as well.
Loud Grinding Noise
Due to the very nature of garage doors, they tend to become louder over time. They vibrate thousands of times per year, and things can become loose or worn out. Most of the time, a loud garage door opener is fixed by applying a lubricant to the squeaky component in question.
Garage Door Opens Partially
An extremely common issue is that the garage door opener will start work, opening the door partially, but stopping in the middle and closing instead.
This issue is typically fixed by replacing the springs found at the top of the garage door. These springs need to be replaced every three years. If your garage door has this issue, contact a professional to replace the springs for you, as this particular type of repair is dangerous due to the high tension of the springs.
If the springs are the issue, a repair professional can take a look at the sensors. If something is blocking a sensor or if light is coming in that triggers it, they can address the issue with ease.
Garage Door Remote Has Broken
If your garage door remote is not working properly, the first step is to check on the batteries in your remote. If you have a secondary remote, test it to see if the problem is just in one of your remotes or if issues are happening system wide.
If you’re using fresh batteries and the garage door is suddenly unresponsive, you may need to look through the owner’s manual to determine how to reprogram the remote.
Do you need any of these types of repairs? At Larry Myers Garage Doors, we’re here to help. Contact us today.