Garage Door Issues?

What to do if your garage door is acting up?

Having an automatic garage door certainly makes our everyday life much easier. They not only spoil us in terms of saving time having to manually open and close the door, but energy as well. For example, when talking about electric garage doors, you don’t need to get out of the car, bend and lift the heavy door up, pull out your vehicle and then once again have to get out and pull the door down. When you have a proper working automatic garage door opener, its all possible with one little push of a button (from your remote, car or even smartphone). 

Having an automatic garage door certainly makes our everyday life much easier. They not only spoil us in terms of saving time having to manually open and close the door, but energy as well. For example, when talking about electric garage doors, you don’t need to get out of the car, bend and lift the heavy door up, pull out your vehicle and then once again have to get out and pull the door down. When you have a proper working automatic garage door opener, its all possible with one little push of a button (from your remote, car or even smartphone). 
After much use, things tend to wear down or even break after a few years. What if the chain breaks down or the remote stops responding? What if you are stuck in a situation where your garage door won’t open or keeps on stopping midway when you try to close it?   

Here are a few tips you can do to check the situation:

Check for objects that may be blocking the door and/or safety sensors                                             

The primary culprit may be a simple obstruction. Automatic garage doors make use of safety sensors in order to know if something is present in the way of the garage door. Examine the area and find out if something is blocking the way. Even a tiny item such as a twig can set off the safety sensors connecting with one another.

Make sure the track is not blocked/bent

Make sure nothing is blocking or jamming the tracks on the sides of the garage door. For the garage door to open and close smoothly, it needs to have a crystal-clear tracking section, and if even something miniature comes in the way, the door can stop working. Use a flashlight to ensure no object is obstructing the way.

Are the springs intact or do you have a broken spring?

A broken or stretched tension spring is another reason why your garage door may stop working properly. Broken or off tensioned garage door springs can be dangerous. If this is the case, please call the garage door repair experts.

If you have tried all the troubleshooting methods and your garage door still keeps working improperly, it’s time to call professional help. 

Dana’s Gates & Garage Doors have professionals have the experience and expertise to repair or replace your malfunctioning garage door.
Call us today at 747-239-4111.

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