Automatic garage doors have made getting in and out of the carport that much more convenient. With the push of a button, you can open or close them with ease, without having to exit the comfort of your car to do so. You can expect a premium-grade garage door to function effectively and smoothly for a long time. Despite that however, some things can still go wrong, which may cause the garage door to malfunction.
Here at Professional Garage Door Services, we often get complaints about doors getting stuck halfway. We get calls about doors that refuse to close down. In some cases, the door reverses and comes back up. Of course, all of these can pose as a significant inconvenience. Aside from that, it can be a real safety and security risk.
Now, you may wonder why your garage door is not closing down all the way. Well, here we’ve provided a few of the possible reasons:
Worn Garage Door Cables
It may seem surprising, but most of the time a worn cable is what’s causing the problem. If so, your door may be leaning on one side. This is because the cable on one side is worn and is causing the door to lean and rub against the floor. If this is the cause call Professional Garage Door services for a replacement of your cables to avoid any serious issues later on.
Misaligned or Obstructed Sensors
You may have sensors installed in your garage door that should function properly. When the infrared beams are in the right position. In other words, the sensors, or the door’s ‘eyes’, should be able to ‘see each other’. If the beams are in a constant path, your garage door should close without any issues.
On the other hand, if something is getting in the way of the sensors, it will interrupt the communication between the infrared beams. Consequently, the door will not close, mainly since the sensors function as a safety mechanism that prevents accidents. They keep the door from falling onto a person, a pet, or an object that’s obstructing the doorway.
Now, if your garage door is stuck halfway, something may be in the way of the infrared beams. You can identify the issue by checking if anything is blocking the doorway. If you don’t see any obstruction, the next thing you should do is ensure that you have correctly aligned sensors. If your sensors are clean and free of any debris then call Professional Garage Door Services for a service.
Under tension or broken Springs
Another reason why garage doors get stuck halfway is because of your springs. Your garage door may have extension springs or torsion springs. Extension springs are located at either the side of the garage door or above. If one of the pieces is hanging on the side, it can be an indication of damage. On the other hand, torsion springs are located horizontally at the top of the door. If there is a gap between the springs, it is a sign of damage.
If you see damages on your garage door springs, do not attempt to touch them. Contact professional Garage door services as our technician will assess the problem. Keep in mind that replacing the springs is a dangerous process. If you’re not careful, they may snap and the door could come crashing down on you. To save your neck, we recommend that you contact Professional Garage Door Services instead. We will send an experienced and well-equipped technician to your location. They should be able to fix the issues with your garage door springs.
Needs a Service
One of the reasons why garage doors reverse or get stuck halfway is because the door needs a major service. When you operate your garage door the springs above your door (or on the side) move with opening and closing of the garage door. Because of this they need adjusting every year to prevent the door getting heaver in which the motor cannot lift the door anymore. If your door has not had a service for a while we strongly suggest that you book us in ASAP to prevent any issues later on.
Get a Trusted Emergency Garage Door Repair Service
If you’re leaving your garage door stuck halfway, you’re creating a security vulnerability on your property. You wouldn’t want to go home only to discover that all your valuables have been stolen, right? Well, worry no more because you can still get an emergency garage door repair service. You can contact Professional Garage Door Services 24/7 for all your urgent garage door repair needs.
A Family run and owned business that has been going for over 25 years, we have been providing secure, prompt, and top-quality garage door repairs. You can trust that when you come to us for emergencies, we will be available to help. After all, we always place customer satisfaction as our topmost priority.
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