Your garage door is a the biggest moving object in your house. But not all of us take a moment to inspect and review the condition of our garage doors. Most of the time, we only start to notice problems when they have become too obvious to ignore or it’s become to late.
When you have a garage door, it is important to conduct inspections at least once every 12 months. This could save you a lot of money by servicing your garage door rather than having to replace it if it is beyond repair.
So, how do you know if you need to have your garage door serviced by a professional? Take a look at our list below to discover the common indicators of garage door problems.
Not Opening or Closing
Of course, the most obvious sign that there’s something wrong with your garage door is when you can’t open or close it. A lot of people think that if they can’t operate their garage door, they have to entirely replace it. However, this is not always the case. Sometimes, it could be broken springs or a slight adjustment of the motor or something a little more major. Whatever the issue Professional Garage door Services can fix the problem on the spot and within the same day.
We advise our clients to test the balance of their garage door every month. This can be done by disconnecting the opener from the door (placing the door in manual mode). After that, manually lower or raise the door midway and then leave it in that position. If there is a problem with the tension of the springs you will know either the door will be heavy to lift from the close position While you can easily spot the issue using the instructions we provided, it is CRITICAL that you let the professionals repair the parts as necessary as you can seriously harm or even injure yourself without the proper knowledge and tools.
It is completely normal for an old garage door to make noises when you operate it. However, if you notice that the creaking or straining sounds become excessive and out of the ordinary, then there might be issues with the bearings, the springs or the motor itself.
Jumpy or Inconsistent Movement
Your garage door should function smoothly for your safety and convenience. If you notice that your garage door has become jumpy when you operate it, then there might be an underlying problem. Inconsistent movement is usually an indicator that there are broken parts or a motor issue that cause your door to unevenly move. Some repair workmay fix the issue, but ask your garage door technician if you need a replacement.
If you notice issues on your garage door, contact Professional Garage Door Services right away. We also provide emergency garage door repairs.