Answering Some Commonly Asked Questions About Residential Garage Door Repair


It's never good to try to repair a garage door on your own, as even a lightweight vinyl door can be very dangerous if it should drop out of its tracks, and the springs that hold a garage door are also dangerous if they should snap or break. Trying to force a broken garage door to open can break a chain or bend a track out of place, leading to even more expensive repair bills. To ensure your garage is always in good working order, and so that you know what you might be facing by way of repair bills, note a few questions you might have about residential garage door repairs, and discuss your concerns with a technician as needed.

What causes a loud banging noise along with a stuck garage door?

If you hear a loud banging noise, and the garage door is now stuck, this often means the spring that controls the door has broken. When the spring snaps, it may hit the track or another piece of the door's mechanism, causing that banging sound. The broken spring is now stuck in its track so that the door cannot be opened. This is not something you should try to fix yourself, and you shouldn't keep trying to force the door open, as you may injure yourself or cause more damage to the door; call a repair tech and describe the noise and the problem so that they can check the spring for damage.

Why is there suddenly a gap at the bottom of the door?

If there is suddenly a small gap at the bottom of the door, this can mean that the rubber seals have worn away; these seals are meant to provide added protection against wind and debris getting in through the doorway, and to cushion the door as it closes. This seal can usually be replaced very easily.

However, if the gap is much larger, this often means that the tracks are bent, and the door cannot close completely. The door sensors may also need an adjustment, so they can allow the door to close completely, without that gap.

Why doesn't the remote work?

When a remote control for the garage door fails, dead batteries are a common culprit, but if you know the batteries are working properly, there may be an electrical failure in the sensor that communicates with the remote. This sensor may need new wiring or to be reprogrammed so that it can read signals from the remote, and properly operate the door.


27 November 2017

How to Choose a New Garage Door

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