The Most Common Garage Door Repairs
There are two primary spring systems for garage doors: Torsion springs and extension springs. Torsion springs are located directly above the garage door (on the inside of your garage) and provide smooth and even operation. They raise and lower the door safely, as they counterbalance the weight of the door and actually lift it. They work together as a pair. Extension springs run parallel to each track on both sides. Extension springs work independently of each other and wobble back and forth, causing uneven wear on door parts. Both sets of springs can crack or break, needing replacement.
The pulley and cable system is a complex portion of your garage door operation. Cables can break and come off the pulleys. A cable by itself is relatively inexpensive, but repairing it yourself is dangerous and complicated and we do not recommend a DIY fix.
Garage Door Openers
Your garage door opener is a complicated machine that opens your door. You probably don’t even notice it until it stops working. Several moving parts make up your garage door system, and the electric opener is an integral part of that. There are several reasons why a garage door opener may stop working. However, tinkering with an otherwise simple issue may make things more troublesome. We service and repair all garage door opener brands.
Along the same lines, garage door opener remote controls can also stop working properly from time to time. Various types of opener remotes are available, including push buttons, key switches, and keyless entry systems. All of these have their own unique potential for failure.
Weather Seal Replacement
The weather seal is the rubber stripping that keeps out rain, leaves, and bugs. This keeps them from entering through that thin opening between the bottom of your garage door and the floor. It is an inexpensive, but necessary, fix when your weather seal becomes eroded or damaged. Homes in harsher weather climates will most likely need to change their weather stripping more often than houses in milder conditions.
Now for the outside of the garage door, panels can get bumped by cars, bikes, you name it. They can also bend or warp if there is a larger structural problem affecting them. Damaged garage panels are usually more than a cosmetic issue, so it is advisable to consult a professional to know when you need garage door panel replacement.
If your garage door suddenly develops a grinding sound, it may be a torsion spring issue. A popping sound can indicate that some sections are not aligned. In any case, any unusual noise should be investigated before the problem gets serious.
Garage Doors are Off Tracks
When a garage door roller jumps off the track, it’s not just a minor inconvenience. This is one repair job that must be handled by a professional, fast, because a door that is off the tracks can fall on someone and cause serious injury.
Garage Doors are Sagging
Sagging doors indicate an out-of-balance garage door. The springs on this type of door can snap, causing the door to fail.
Slow Opening and Closing
Delays in opening and closing can mean the hinges, rollers, or tracks are sticking and need lubrication. There may be a more serious issue and a qualified professional is needed if this does not resolve the delay.