Common Garage Door Problems and Fixes08/12/2013 back to Blog
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Day after day, hour after hour, your garage door is working for you. Then one day, it simply stops working. This is because every time it went up and down on its springs and tracks, its parts had become a little more worn. Yet while this may seem like a problem at first, be assured that you can easily find a garage door repair service which can come to your home and get everything working right again.
One problem that often happens to these doors is they stick when opening or closing. This can be caused by the garage door hinges if they are not lubricated. The good news is this is a very simple repair that can even be done using supplies sold at home improvement stores, just read your manufacturer’s information first to know what type of lubricant is best for your hinges, springs and bearings.
If the door won't open or close, you should check the garage door opener. It might be as simple as a bad battery or faulty outlet. Test the outlet and change the battery and if necessary, go through the manufacturer to see if the garage door opener needs to be reprogrammed. There may be other problems, but those are the simplest and it is best to eliminate them as possibilities before talking to an expert.
There are also two types of springs usually seen in garage doors: extension springs and torsion springs. If a spring breaks, the door either will not be able to lift, or it will fall down again when it does get raised up. If the garage door has fallen off the track, or if the motor is not working, those are also fixes best left for an expert.
A broken door may be a set-back, but it does not have to ruin your day. Inspect the door to see if you can find where the problem is coming from, but if you cannot identify the issue, consult a professional.