How Do You Fix A Bad Garage Door?

How Do You Fix A Bad Garage Door

It’s a crisp morning, and as you press the garage door opener, nothing happens. This scenario can be frustrating. Having a malfunctioning garage door isn’t just inconvenient; it can be a safety risk. But fear not! Most common garage door issues can be addressed with a little know-how and guidance.

What’s Wrong with Your Garage Door?

To address the problem, first, pinpoint its origin. Here’s a table detailing common garage door issues, their probable causes, and potential solutions:

Issue Probable Cause Potential Solution
Door won’t open or close Obstruction in the track Clear the track. If still facing issues, read more here.
Noisy when operating Loose hardware or lack of lubrication Tighten up loose components and lubricate the necessary parts.
Door closes partially, then reverses Something blocking the door’s path Check for obstructions and clear them. If no obstructions, it might be an alignment issue.
Remote not working Dead batteries or out-of-range remote Replace batteries or get closer and try again. For persisting issues, check this guide.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How often should I maintain my garage door?

Routine maintenance is crucial. Ideally, a garage door should be inspected and maintained at least once a year. For a comprehensive garage door maintenance checklist, we’ve got you covered.

Is it safe to repair the garage door by myself?

While some minor tasks like lubricating moving parts or replacing remote batteries can be done by homeowners, more complex repairs should be left to professionals. Tinkering with certain components, especially springs, can be dangerous.

What’s the lifespan of a typical garage door?

With proper maintenance, a garage door can last 15 to 30 years. However, certain parts, like springs, might require replacement sooner. For a deeper dive, check out our article on garage door lifespans.

Can I upgrade my manual garage door to an automatic one?

Absolutely! Converting a manual door to an automatic one is a common upgrade. It offers increased convenience and can often improve safety. Learn more about the process here.

Conclusion

A faulty garage door can be more than just an inconvenience; it can pose risks. Understanding the nature of the problem is the first step toward rectification. While minor issues can sometimes be addressed by homeowners, it’s essential to recognize when professional help is needed. Don’t let garage door issues linger; ensure your safety and peace of mind. For any queries or assistance, 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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