A garage door is a large door that opens either manually or with the help of an electric motor (Garage door opener). Garage doors usually large enough to accommodate automobiles and other heavy vehicles. Garage door problems can be easily avoided if maintained regularly, but most problems, even if encountered, are pretty easy to fix by yourself. Here are some points that cover the most common garage door problems and tips to fix them!
Automated Garage Door won’t close
Usually, in a lot of homes, most of the traffic is generally around the garage area, with many families (and pets) using it as the main entrance and exit of the house. This can cause the safety sensors to accidentally move. If you spot that your garage door won’t close, checking if the safety sensors are adjusted and readjusting them (if they weren’t) does the trick.
Transmitter Batteries are dead
For a garage door to automatically open, a transmitter sends a signal for the said mechanism to take place. If the garage door doesn’t open/close on it’s on, go to the switch which is on the wall inside of the Garage and press it, it if works, it means that the transmitter battery in your vehicle needs replacing. The battery needs to be checked every six months.
If you notice that the garage door won’t open, but the transmitters are working fine and there is the proper power supply to the motor, then the problem here may be broken torsion springs.
Garage doors are extremely heavy and many may incorrectly think that the door opener does the lifting work, but in fact, it is the torsion springs that do all the heavy lifting work. Therefore, when these springs break, you can hear a very loud bang. It is quite dangerous to try and fix these broken springs by yourself, so it is recommended that you call professionals from a Garage door service provider like Doors Sunshine coast who will thoroughly inspect the issue and do a proper fix to restore your garage door to its peak condition.
Garage Door is making unusual noises
If the garage door is causing more noise than usual – noises like creaking, grinding, or squeaking, it would usually mean that one or several moving components of your garage door need lubricating. If lubrication is not the issue, look out for worn-out cables and rollers which might need replacing.
Garage doors do experience problems now and then, but most of these problems are very common and can be quickly fixed without the need to spend money on professionals (unless completely necessary and unsafe)