Garage Doors

Most Common Problems That Occur with Overhead Garage Doors

Garage doors are heavy, upwards of 100 pounds, with some being significantly more than that. Therefore, they require a lot of effort in order to work properly.  There are several problems that commonly occur with overhead garage doors which can be easily prevented in most cases with routine maintenance. Knowing what types of issues you may face can help you be aware of problems in their earliest stages where they can be more easily fixed.

Issues That Affect Garage Door Openers

The opener is the most important part of an overhead garage door when it comes to convenience and safety features.  Most openers have several built-in safety mechanisms that will automatically stop the door from closing if anything gets in its way or if there is too much weight on it at one time. However, this also means that these automatic halting devices could potentially cause issues if they suddenly activate for no reason at all, leaving you stranded. Your devices could get bent, dirty, or even need replacing if the door won’t go down.

Issues That Deal With Garage Door Springs

The main purpose of garage door springs is to support the weight of a heavy overhead door, but they also have a crucial role in opening and closing pressing on the door’s counterweight.  When garage door springs break or become defective, the performance of your entire system will be affected. This is not a DIY project, however. If your garage spring is acting up or broken, you need a professional to come in and fix it.

Issues That Affect Your Automatic Door Openers

Sometimes, issues with garage door openers and springs aren’t the only problem you’ll encounter. Other problems can include safety sensors not working properly, as well as chain and cable malfunctions that you need to be aware of.

Issues That Involve Track Problems

These issues are common when it comes to the track that runs along your garage walls.  Problems may include tracks that have become misaligned with use, and even dirt building up on the tracks themselves.

Contact us here at Stanley Exteriors. If you have a garage door problem, we will do our best to fix it. If the problem cannot be fixed, we can help with new garage door installation as well.

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