Because your garage door system doesn’t often malfunction, it can be easy to overlook when repairs are needed. Since your garage door system contains numerous parts, from the door and opener to the springs, there are plenty of opportunities for a part to stop working correctly or just break. So you should always be on the lookout for unusual occurrences that mean a repair may be necessary.
If you experience any of the following issues with your garage door system, contact your garage door repair company so a certified professional can inspect your system and perform the necessary repairs.
Your garage door hesitates or moves slowly
When your garage door system hesitates or opens or closes slower than usual, there may be an error with the system. It may not be sending the signal quickly enough to open or close the door or something may be interrupting the signal, or the parts on the garage door may be failing. You should contact a professional repair company at the first sign of this problem.
Your garage door is sagging or bent
Over time, your garage door may experience wear and tear and will warp. You should pay attention to the state of your garage door and replace it if it’s sagging, bent, or overly worn. If the door seems to be worn, you may also notice that it’s uneven and sagging while in the open position. It’s best to have a professional take a look at your door and perform a balance test, because your door can be repaired if caught early.
Your energy bills are increasing
Older garage doors aren’t as energy efficient as new ones. New doors are typically fully equipped with insulation and perimeter weather stripping to keep out cold or hot air. A new garage door will help keep your home warmer in the winter and cooler in the summer, and it will drastically reduce your energy bills.
You hear loud or strange noises
If you hear strange or loud noises coming from your garage door opener when you use it, there may be a problem with it. When you hear the unusual sounds, it means the mechanisms in the opener aren’t working properly and something may be broken, because a properly functioning garage door and opener will be virtually silent. Call a professional to inspect your garage door and identify the problem.
Your safety features aren’t working properly
Most garage doors are equipped with sensors that allow them to detect objects when they’re closing, which causes the door to rise again to avoid closing on someone or something. It’s important for this part of your garage door to always work properly to protect your family, visitors, and pets. If you think your sensors are old, you may want to have them replaced to avoid any serious injuries from occurring.
If you’re experiencing any of these issues with your garage door system, be sure to contact your garage door repair company right away to prevent the damage from getting worse.
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