Having a garage door that can be opened with the push of a button is very convenient. However, if your garage door doesn't open and close as it should, that feeling of convenience is replaced with frustration. Here are three possible reasons your garage door doesn't open and close properly.
1. Garage door has come off the track.
One issue that can keep your garage door from opening and closing the way it should is if it has come off of the track. If you notice that your garage door has come off of the track, it is important that you stop using it until you can get it fixed. Not only can it be a hazard to you if you continue using the garage door, but it can also damage the door itself. For this reason, the track should be one of the first things you look at when your garage door doesn't open or close all the way.
Putting the garage door back on the track is job that you can do yourself as long as you have help and you know what you are doing. If there is actual damage to the garage door track, you may need to call someone to come in and replace them for you.
2. Garage door has a broken torsion spring.
Another issue that can cause your garage door to malfunction is a broken torsion spring. In order for your garage door to move, it has to have functioning torsion springs. The torsion spring, which is located right above the garage door, is what is responsible for lifting it up. So, if the spring is broken and in need of repair or replacement, your garage door likely won't be able to open completely.
Because of the importance of the torsion springs, replacing them is not likely to be a do-it-yourself kind of task. Unless you have worked on garage doors extensively, it is best to contact a garage door repair professional, like those at America's Garage Doors LLC, to handle the job. You can injure yourself badly if you try to repair the torsion spring and don't do it properly.
3. Garage door won't respond to the remote.
If you have a garage door remote and your garage door doesn't respond when you press the open/close button on it, then there can be any number of issues going on. First, if your garage is accessible through a regular door, go inside the garage that way and see if you can open the garage door using the opening mechanism on the wall. If it does work, then you know it's not a problem with the garage door itself, and you could just need to replace the batteries in your remote.
Another possibility is the signal going from the remote to the receiver is blocked somehow. This is usually a simple fix done by moving things out of the way or cleaning the sensors on the remote and the receiver.
If none of these things has helped get your garage door or remote working as it should, contact a garage door repair professional to come in and determine what the problem is.Share
3 June 2015
When my husband and I first built our home, we had no idea which kind of garage door would blend in with the exterior facade of our place. However, after we mulled over a bunch of different options, we decided to go with a few fancy, carriage door styled garage doors. In addition to adding an old-world feel to our place, they also worked incredibly well. I know that it sounds silly, but our garage doors are one of my favorite things about our new place. I want you to love your garage doors as much as I love mine, which is why I built this website.