Your residential garage door is likely the largest moving object in your home.
While it’s important to keep all of your garage door components in good working order,It’s even more critical that you understand how to identify and address major issues before they become a problem. Here are five things you need to know about residential garage door repair before addressing any issues yourself.
What are the common garage door problems ?
So, your garage door isn’t working as it should. There are several problems that can lead to this. We’ll go over some of the most common situations below.
- The door won’t open or close: This is usually caused by a broken spring or cable on the torsion (side) track system. The cables and springs hold the weight of the garage door while in use and when they break they need to be replaced immediately because they can cause serious injury if they snap back into place while someone is near them. If you have an extension spring system, it may also be time for a replacement depending on its age (for more information on extension springs check out our article here).
- The door won’t close: If your garage door won’t close all the way then one solution could be adjusting your height adjustment screw – located between each end roller – so that there is less friction between it and its corresponding roller housing when trying to get it closed again after being raised manually earlier in case something wasn’t working properly before going through all these steps again if necessary! Another reason why this problem could occur would be from bent tracks which will cause your track end brackets being pushed upwards away from where they’re supposed too at which point everything gets thrown off balance because nothing’s aligned properly anymore; this would require replacing all four corners including two sides/ends preferably using metal connectors instead since plastic ones tend not work well long term due out breaking sooner rather than later despite being cheaper initially cost wise.
How can I spot a spring problem?
If you have a garage door that no longer goes up and down, or if your door is making strange noises when it opens and closes, you may have a spring problem. Springs are the most common part of garage doors to wear out.
Spring problems can be dangerous because they can cause the door to fly up while someone is underneath it or while it’s still opening. If this happens, injuries could result from being hit by the object as well as from falling objects such as tools or furniture that were stored inside the garage before they fell out onto its floor during an unexpected malfunction.
Springs also cost a lot of money: In fact, according to HomeAdvisor’s 2018 Cost vs Value Report , springs are one of the most expensive parts of any residential garage door system! But don’t worry too much about spending an arm and leg for them—our technicians will be able to help you with all your spring needs at reasonable prices so long as you call us first!
Why do I need a garage door tune-up ?
A garage door tune-up is important for a couple of reasons. It ensures that your garage door is safe and operating efficiently.
- It’s the only way to make sure your garage door is operating properly.
- It can help improve the longevity of your garage door, saving money in the long run.
- Tuning up a garage door may also help with energy efficiency, which saves money on utility bills every month!
How do I know if I have a broken garage door opener?
You should schedule a repair if any of the following things happen:
- Your garage door won’t open or close.
- The door won’t stop after it closes.
- The opener doesn’t start when you press the button on your remote control unit, or when you press against the wall switch or motion sensor at the front of your garage.
You hear a clicking sound from inside your garage but the door doesn’t move and/or open, even after trying several times to get it going again.
Garage door doesn’t work properly
- Make sure your garage door is on a level surface. It should also be resting on a solid foundation, preferably concrete. If you have access to the attic and can see the bottom of your garage door, check for any damage or excessive rust that could be causing it to malfunction.
- Check the chain drive system and check for broken or worn-out parts like cables, springs and rollers that may need replacing if they are not in good condition anymore (this happens after several years of use). You can consult with an experienced technician if you’re not sure how much work needs to be done on this part of your system or if there are any other problems that need addressing first before working on other components like cables as mentioned above; this will help them identify any underlying issues right off the bat so they won’t miss anything else while trying to troubleshoot another problem later down the road when they might already.
A well-serviced garage door can last for years, but there will always come a time when it breaks down. If you want to avoid any issues with your garage door, you need regular maintenance. That way, all the parts are working correctly and they’re less likely to break down unexpectedly. Call Mojo Garage Door Repair for all your garage door needs in Houston!