The Lowdown on Slow Opening Garage Doors

Slow Opening Garage Door

A well-functioning garage door is often taken for granted. Yet, when it starts to open slowly, it becomes an inconvenience that’s hard to ignore. Let’s delve into the underlying reasons for a slow opening garage door and how to address them.

Detailed Guide: Slow Opening Garage Door

Issue Explanation Solution
Worn out springs Springs counterbalance the weight of the door. When worn, they may not provide enough force. Replacement or adjustment is needed. Learn more on our garage door spring repair guide.
Misaligned tracks If the tracks aren’t aligned, the door struggles to move. Properly adjust and align the tracks. For more details, check how to adjust garage door tracks.
Lack of lubrication Without lubrication, the door’s movement is hindered. Regularly lubricate the door’s components. Tips can be found here.
Faulty opener The garage door opener might not function optimally. Consider changing the old electric garage door opener.
Damaged rollers Broken or rusty rollers hinder smooth movement. Roller replacement or maintenance is essential. Learn more about repairing damaged garage door rollers.

Why Choose Us?

At Kaldgart Doors, we pride ourselves on providing top-notch garage door solutions tailored to your needs. With years of experience under our belt, we guarantee:

  • Expertise: Our team undergoes rigorous training.
  • Efficiency: We address your concerns promptly.
  • Transparency: No hidden fees. Just quality service.

Service Areas:

  • Calgary
  • Okotoks
  • Airdrie
  • Chestermere
  • Banff and surrounding regions

Frequently Asked Questions:

Why is my garage door opening slowly even after replacing the springs?

It’s possible the problem isn’t solely due to the springs. There might be an issue with the tracks, rollers, or even the opener. It’s crucial to examine each component. In such scenarios, a comprehensive garage door tune-up might be necessary.

How often should I lubricate the garage door components?

Regular lubrication ensures smooth door operation. Typically, every 6 months is a good rule of thumb. However, in areas with drastic temperature variations, more frequent lubrication might be necessary. Discover more tips on our maintenance guide.

Can I adjust the garage door tracks by myself?

While it’s possible, it’s not recommended unless you have the required knowledge and tools. Misalignment can cause more harm than good. If you’re keen on DIY repairs, read this before attempting.

Are there any signs to watch for indicating potential issues with the garage door?

Yes. Unusual noises, gaps under the door, a shaky movement, or delayed response time can all indicate issues. Regular garage door inspections can help prevent major malfunctions.


Slow opening garage doors can be a symptom of various underlying issues. Addressing them promptly ensures the longevity of your garage door and guarantees safety. For comprehensive solutions, timely repairs, and expert advice, don’t hesitate to contact us. Our team at Kaldgart Doors is always here to help!

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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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