Your garage door is likely to work for a long time, but inevitably something will go wrong. It’s hard to identify issues without help, so this blog is here to identify some common issues to look for. If you spot these problems, it’s probably time you called for professional help. You may occasionally spot something that doesn’t seem too severe, but it’s best to attend to things before they worsen, because by the time the problem is out of hand, it can be very expensive to fix. Sometimes you can implement a solution yourself, but remember to not take any undue risks. Without any further delay, here are some common malfunctions which are best identified sooner rather than later.
The Door Won’t Open At All!Your garage door needs power to work which is based on batteries. The transmitter needs an energy source to function, so if it seems to have stopped working, you might need to replace the batteries. This problem can be addressed manually, without professional training. If you press the button and nothing happens, simply slide the door open on the back of the transmitter, or unscrew it if necessary, and remove the old batteries. Replace them with the new ones, and test the device to see if it’s up and running.
My Tracks Appear to Be Misaligned!The metal tracks on your garage door must align for proper functioning. If there are any gaps between the roller and rail, you have a problem on your hands. If unattended, this problem can get worse and make your door even more difficult to operate. You can simply realign the tracks by loosening the screws and gently tapping the frame with a rubber mallet to move it back into position. If, however, the alignment issue is too severe, it’s best to call a professional to attend to your needs. They will have the equipment necessary to fix your tracks.
Broken Springs?If everything else appears to be working properly, but your door suddenly won’t go up, it might be a problem with the springs. Yourheavy-duty springs are far too dangerous to fix yourself, packing an incredible torque and force which could literally take an eye out! A professional will use years of experience to remedy the issue, so should be called immediately in the event of broken springs.