This is a list of the some of the most frequently asked questions about garage door repairs. While garage doors are not overly complex, they are made of several components and maintaining them isn’t always easy.
Garage door repairs can present serious dangers in some cases, especially spring and safety cable replacement. We recommend these repairs be looked at by a professional.
There are many reasons why your garage door won’t open. While it’s best to have your specific situation assessed by a garage door tech, below are a few reasons why this might be happening.
- Your track isn’t aligned.
- Springs are broken.
- Limits on the doors aren’t set properly.
- Your cables or tension springs are broken.
Call us today if your doors aren’t opening. By answering a few questions over the phone, we can generally figure out what is wrong and get a tech out to you ASAP with the right tools and equipment to fix your problem!
Usually this happens because the limits on the doors aren’t adjusted correctly. Fixing this issue varies by model of garage door opener. If your limits are adjusted correctly and you are still experiencing the issue, it could be your safety sensors are not aligned. A garage door technician can assess the problem and suggest the proper solution.
Your garage door is most likely not adjusted correctly. Garage doors have travel and force settings, which allow you to decide where the door stops when it’s open, and when it’s closed. Force settings is related to a change of resistance when weather or other factors push against your door. The fix is different depending on your garage door model. In order to fix this issue, your door must be balanced. Any garage door repair company can re-balance your door, and adjust your travel and force settings properly.
If your garage door won’t close with your remote, and it will only close when you hold down the button mounted on your garage door wall, it’s probably because of the safety sensors. Safety sensors work by sending beams across the opening of the door that decide whether it’s safe to close the door or not. Usually it isn’t safe if there is something in the way. If the safety sensors aren’t pointing directly at one another, it will not allow the door to close properly. Often times just moving something out of the way solves the problem, but if you don’t see anything blocking the sensors, they might be misaligned. This is a quick fix with a service call!