Common Warehouse Garage Door Problems

Common Warehouse Garage Door Problems

Warehouses are busy places, and the constant movement of goods in and out means the garage doors are always in use. However, like all equipment, garage doors can face a multitude of issues, especially with heavy usage. So, today, let’s dive into some common warehouse garage door problems and how to address them.

Table: Common Warehouse Garage Door Problems and Solutions

Problem Possible Cause Solution Reference
Door won’t open or close Electrical issues or sensor misalignment Check the electrical connections, reset the opener, and realign sensors Reference
Slow door movement Worn-out rollers or tracks Lubricate or replace the rollers or tracks Reference
Noisy operation Loose hardware or lack of lubrication Tighten hardware and lubricate all moving parts Reference
Door closes then immediately reopens Misaligned photo eyes Clean and adjust the photo eyes Reference
Broken door cables Wear and tear Replace the cables Reference
Door is off its tracks Obstruction or misaligned tracks Clear any obstructions and realign or replace tracks Reference

Why Choose Us?

There are plenty of garage door service providers out there, so why choose us?

  • Expertise: We’re well-versed with all types of garage doors and their quirks.
  • Prompt Service: We know how crucial a working door is for your warehouse operations. That’s why we always strive for swift solutions.
  • Reliability: Our team is committed to ensuring your complete satisfaction every step of the way.

Service Areas

  • Garage Door Installation
  • Preventative Maintenance
  • Repairs for Doors, Openers, and Tracks
  • Door Spring and Cable Replacement
  • 24/7 Emergency Services

Frequently Asked Questions

Why does my garage door reverse as it’s closing?

This typically indicates something is obstructing its path or the photo eyes are misaligned. Check for obstructions, and if none are found, inspect the photo eyes. If the issue persists, contact a professional. For more insights, check out our detailed post.

How often should I maintain my warehouse garage door?

We recommend a bi-annual maintenance routine. Regular checks help in early identification of potential issues and prolong the lifespan of your garage door.

Is it safe to repair a garage door on my own?

Certain minor adjustments can be made on your own. However, tasks like spring replacement can be dangerous. It’s always best to consult a professional for significant repairs.

What’s the lifespan of a warehouse garage door?

The average lifespan is around 15-30 years, but it can vary based on usage, maintenance, and the quality of the door. Regular maintenance can significantly extend its life.


Warehouse garage doors are crucial for smooth operations. Addressing issues promptly ensures the safety of your goods and staff. If you encounter any garage door problems, our team is always ready to help. We combine experience, dedication, and advanced tools to provide solutions that last. For more information or to schedule a service, don’t hesitate to contact us.

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David Martin

David Martin

Servicing garage doors for over a decade has thought me a thing or two about garage doors. In this blog I will try to share with you all I've learned over the years. I hope you find these tips helpful for a DIY fix before paying for a technician. If you still need help, don't hesitate to give us a call.

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