Common Garage Door Problems
Do you know how much your garage door opens and closes every year? According to Forbes, the average garage door closes and opens approximately 1,500 times a year!
Now, that’s a staggering amount of heavy lifting that garage doors have to do year after year. This is why your garage door needs proper care to ensure it lasts for decades.
It’s vital that you understand common garage problems and fix them when they arise for your garage to work optimally. Not only is it cost-effective, but it also increases your home’s value and ROI.
Here are some common problems you might need garage door services for.
Noisy Garage Doors
Not only are noisy garage doors annoying, but they can also result in various problems. If your garage door is making loud noises, it might be an indication of an underlying problem.
Here’s what various types of garage noises can mean:
If your garage door is making a squeaking sound, it might be a sign that the rollers, hinges, pulleys, or bearings need lubrication. We recommend you apply a silicone-based lubricant. If this doesn’t make the sound go away, check for any loose parts. If the door wobbles, it means that something is loose.
A rattling or a vibrating sound could mean that there’s something loose, such as nuts or bolts. Though you can tighten all the hardware, we recommend you get professional help to ensure there’s no damage to the door.
If you hear a popping sound, it might mean there’s a problem with the torsion spring. This happens when they aren’t lubricated enough. Always call a professional to change torsion springs because it can be a dangerous process.
Frozen Garage Door
Your garage door is likely to freeze during the colder days of the year. Most times it’s because of the door freezing down to the floor and not opening when you use the opener button.
If the door doesn’t budge, we recommend that you don’t persist by pushing the automatic opener. That’s because it can result in more serious issues such as a burned-out motor, stripped gears, etc.
Instead, it’s a much better idea to call for professional help to break the iced door without damaging it.
Faulty Garage Opener
It’s not always the cold that can result in the garage refusing to open. In fact, often it’s because of an issue with the motor. Most of the time, it occurs when the motor is unplugged, and plugging it back should fix the problem.
However, there are chances that it’s because of a circuit breaker tripping or a damaged photo-eye sensor. We recommend that you call the professionals if that’s the case.
At Your Garage Door Guys, we have been providing leading quality garage door repair and installation services in California for a long time. We offer various services from garage door replacement and repair to installment.