Garage doors can suffer from a range of issues as they are used over the years, from marks, scrapes and dents. There can also be bigger issues which can stop the garage door from working as it should. Internal parts like cables or pulleys can be damaged over time which will require professional repairs.
The team at Garage Door Rescue stock a wide range of replacement parts ensuring they’ll be able to solve any issues you’re having with your garage door. Our trained technicians have years of experience behind them, giving them the knowledge and expertise to help solve any problem your garage door is having. We also work with a network of leading suppliers ensuring we can get a hold of any parts that we don’t currently have stocked.
In this post, we’ll go through a few common issues you may be having with your garage door. In some instances, you may be able to fix the issue yourself. However, if the issue is coming from any internal mechanisms then our team can help!
Garage Door Doesn’t Close:
If your garage door isn’t closing as smoothly as it should or not at all, then you could be having an issue with the cable/pulley that controls the movement of the door itself. Depending on your garage door, there will be a cable or pulley that will either lift, roll or fold the garage door from the open to the closed position and vice versa. Over time, this mechanism can wear out which can often mean the garage door won’t close or open like it normally would.
You may also be having an issue with the controller of your garage door if your door uses a remote/button to open and close the door. The sensor could be obstructed by something which is blocking the signal from the remote to the control unit of the garage door. Much like a TV remote, garage door remotes make use of Infra-red signals which can be blocked by obstructions like dust. You can give the end of your remote a quick wipe to see if this is causing the issue, as well as replacing the batteries in the remote to see if this is causing the issue.
Falling short of both of these cases, you could also have a motor issue which can also result in a garage door not opening and closing. This can be solved by replacing the motor or repairing the current motor if possible.
Should I Repair Or Replace My Garage Door?
Garage doors aren’t a common or frequent purchase as they are fairly robust units that should last for years if taken care of. Depending on the age of your garage door, it may be time to replace it if it’s showing considerable wear and is looking old and neglected. Newer garage doors can have a great benefit to the curb appeal of your home which can increase the overall look and value of your home if that’s something you’re planning in the future.
Another time where you should consider replacing your garage door is when you’re moving into a new home. Older garage doors are often not as secure as newer ones so this could be a great time to improve your home’s security.
Garage Door Rescue have been providing professional garage door repair for decades, offering an affordable and reliable service to those in need of professional garage door repair. If you’re looking at rescuing your garage door, give our team a call today! We can schedule in a visit to your home and get your garage door repaired in no time.