Because your garage door is such a powerful piece of equipment, it’s crucial that it always runs smoothly. If there happens to be a problem with your garage door system, it’s a huge inconvenience and can potentially cause serious injuries if it’s not taken care of right away.
To reduce the risk of injury caused by a malfunctioning garage door, it’s important for you to know what to look for. Learn more about the most common garage door issues so you can catch them quickly.
Your springs are broken.
If you can’t open your door, or if it’s really heavy… or close your door, it’s a sure way to tell that your springs are broken. Another sign is that the opener won’t be able to lift it. There’s also a chance that you have the wrong size springs if your door isn’t opening or closing properly, which could cause a dangerous malfunction.
If you see that one of the springs is broken, do not continue to use the door. This can cause damage to the opener.
Your opener isn’t working properly.
If your garage door opener isn’t working, the garage door won’t open or close the way it’s supposed to when you press the button on the remote or the wall console. It will work intermittently.
Your garage door opener is made up of many different working parts that can break and stop working. Typically, the entire opener system won’t need to be replaced, and a technician can fix or replace an individual part.
Your garage door is unbalanced.
Your door may be unbalanced if you notice that it looks uneven or if you find that it starts to close by itself if you’ve opened it manually. It may also make strange noises.
An unbalanced door could cause safety issues. In addition to safety issues, an unbalanced garage door could damage the garage door opener.
Your safety eyes need to be adjusted.
The safety eyes for your garage door system sense when someone or something goes near or under the door as it’s closing, preventing the door from injuring the person or damaging an object. You’ll want to make sure that your safety eyes always work properly so no one gets hurt.
The only way you’ll be sure that the safety eyes are working is to test them. Lay a board in the garage door’s path and press the garage door opener button so the door closes. If it goes back up, the sensors are working properly. If it doesn’t, the sensors may need to be replaced. There’s also a chance they need to be realigned. For more information about this, click here to check out Precision Door’s video.
The most important thing to remember is that you should never attempt to perform any of these repairs yourself. More than 20,000 injuries occur each year when people try to repair their own garage doors rather than relying on professionals. The technicians at Precision Door have gone through extensive training and have experience with every kind of garage door issue so they’ll always be able to take care of you and your garage door system.
If you need garage door repairs, click here to learn more about Precision Door.