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What Causes my Garage Door to Get Stuck Halfway?

What Causes my Garage Door to Get Stuck Halfway?

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.

Call Professional Garage Door Services now to get a FREE QUOTE!

Annika Knudsen
Annika Knudsen
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Ryan attended my home promptly when I called him in desperate need of help! He gave me a few options of what I could do in regards to my old motor. Thanks PGDS!
Charms
Charms
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I recently had the pleasure of using the garage door repair services from Professional Garage Door Services, and I couldn't be more satisfied. From start to finish, the experience was nothing short of exceptional.
Jared Aylmore
Jared Aylmore
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Ryan took my call after hours and was able to isolate/point me in the right direction within seconds. A true master of his craft! Thanks mate
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Tahlia Whitehead
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I could not recommend Professional Garage Door Services highly enough! Ryan has an outstanding work ethic & sense of professionalism and has never let me down! His knowledge and skills are invaluable and I strongly recommend him for any garage door/motor issues or servicing needs. Great pricing and excellent value for the services received. Thanks a million!
Steven Caruana
Steven Caruana
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Wonderful to have my door operational again. Thank you Ryan from Professional Garage Door Services. Highly recommended for repair & services. Thank you again.
John Davis
John Davis
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Naren Selvendran
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Very pleasant experience in receiving a high standard and customer focused service. Highly value Ryan's professionalism and his time management.Highly recommends him to anyone looking to have a perfect job done.
Geoff Jordon
Geoff Jordon
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Fantastic Service in an Emergency situation. One phone call and a assurance within an hour was honoured with promptness.Tony did an excellent job and the door works better that it was when newly installed. Thanks Tony for an excellent and perfect job - Truly Professional
Tim Baines
Tim Baines
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Amazing service! Ryan came at short notice after my elderly father reversed into my garage door. He was patient and really friendly and helpful. Highly recommend if you want honest professional service.
Jason Outten
Jason Outten
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Excellent service.We had our old door looked at, which they got up and running. But it was time for an upgrade.They always turned up when they said, on time. Works very professional. Very happy. Will definitely keep using
Natasha Sumegi
Natasha Sumegi
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I called Ryan when my roller door would not open. He was willing to help me trouble shoot the problem, listening to me frustratingly rant. I then had an unexpected emergency and he still took the time to tend to property for me. Legend of a human, extremely helpful.
Courtney White
Courtney White
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Amazing guy, always willing to help out!Admirable.
Linda D'Urbano
Linda D'Urbano
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Late last night my garage door decided not to co-operate anymore. I contacted the Professional Garage Door Services and not only were they thorough in explaining all my opinions (including quotes), but they were also able to come first thing the next morning.Super helpful, very friendly & affordable.One of the best customer service experiences I have had in a very long time.
Max Bouga
Max Bouga
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Ryan from Professional Garage Door Services provided excellent service in replacing the garage door motor. Service was prompt, very professional, and an excellent value for money.Highly recommend!
Brenda Kelly
Brenda Kelly
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Cables snapped off my garage door .Contacted professional garage doors and spoke to Ryan .He arranged to be at my house between 0730-0800 the next day.True to his word he was there at 0730 and had fixed and serviced the door and was finished by 0800.Price was great tooFantastic customer service and a very professional young man.Would highly recommend this company .
Chris Green
Chris Green
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Our garage door stopped working on Saturday. I found Ryan from Professional Garage Door Services on the Internet (due to our regular service company letting us down). He was amazing and was able to come out to help us within the hour.He replaced our motor and had everything working really fast.Such a professional job. Very helpful.Highly recommend this company, they are exactly what their name says and more!
Trinity Griffin
Trinity Griffin
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Absolutely can not recommend these guys enough! My garage door completely died with no warning and no function at all! On a weekend! Hubby works away, leaving me and the little one alone most of the time and I was not safe with a non functioning garage door. Within just a few hours, Tony arranged ?Drew? To come out and replace the dead motor, key all the remotes (including an extra one!) In lightning speed, with 100% professionalism, excellent workmanship, a demo and explanation of how to use all the buttons including how to operate in a power outage. If you need high quality products, excellent workmanship and friendly customer service, do not look any further!
Sriharsha Devalpally
Sriharsha Devalpally
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Had great customer service from Ryan who fixed our garage door. Will definitely be coming back in the future!
Julie Bright
Julie Bright
1677411499
I cannot recommend Professional Garage Door Services enough – with Ryan being everything you could want in a tradesperson. When my garage door opener appeared to have died, I called a couple of companies & was given simply a replacement cost. However when I called & spoke with Ryan, he spent 10 minutes talking me through different ways to check if it was indeed a problem with the opener & not an electrical issue within or around my house. Who does that?!There was absolute transparency about the installation process and cost & everything was delivered as discussed. To put it simply – Ryan’s just really good at his job! so if, like me, you’re hit with an unexpected repair or replacement of your garage door opener, my advice would be to just call PGDS – you won’t need to make a second call.
Seb Rechichi
Seb Rechichi
1673829175
There a few companies that provide good old fashioned CUSTOMER SERVICE & REPAIRS!Ryan firstly assisted us on the phone on a Sunday then was at our place first thing Monday morning as promised.He then swiftly & thoroughly repaired & serviced our garage door.He also explained how the breakdown occurred & how he was going about to repair for us.He was done within the hour & cleaned up after himself too!Will be recommending this company to everyone.
Lindo George
Lindo George
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I had garage door broken (Rails came over) while manual handling during electric outage across our area.Called Professional garage door services, sent video and they have provided out of hour support advice.Next day morning their technician visited on site and fixed it promptly.Good work.
Glenn
Glenn
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Thank you Tony for fixing our garage door. He was punctual and I’m very happy with his service. A very positive experience and I will be recommending him to friends and families.
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