5 Common Garage Door Repairs

5 Common Garage Door Repairs

garage doorYour garage door needs to operate smoothly in order to protect your vehicle as well as any children who are in the home. If the door is not working properly, it could come down and damage the vehicle or worse, crush and severely injure that child. Your local garage door experts at A&B Overhead are available to help you if you have any of these five common garage door problems that need immediate repair.

The Sensors Not Working
Near the bottom of the garage door are two sensors on either side. They project a small beam to each other that tells the garage door it is safe to close. If an obstruction breaks that beam, the door will stop closing immediately. This is to protect small children or your vehicle from being crushed by the power of the door closing. When the sensors are not working your family is at risk. The garage door repair technicians will be able to repair or replace those sensors quickly.

The Uneven Garage Door
When the door looks uneven, it can be a result of something either stuck in the tracks of the door or the spring that opens and closes the door. The spring is under an extreme amount of pressure, and should never be repaired by the homeowner. If your garage door is operated with an automatic opener, the motor could be the problem resulting in the door uneven. It is important to get this fixed quickly because in addition to rain water getting under the door, so can mice, rats, snakes, and other rodents that can cause problems once in the home.

Loud Noises Coming from the Garage Door
When you hear noises coming from the garage door like squealing, screeching, or grinding, it might be an indication that dirt in trapped inside the tracks. The door rides along those tracks each time it opens and closes, and dirt and debris can accumulate over time. The garage door professionals at A&B Overhead will arrive on site and clean and lubricate those tracks so the door operates efficiently. Once the obstructions are clear and the door is properly lubricated, the noises should stop.

Garage Door Closes Too Fast
If your garage door begins closing too fast it could damage your car or injure anyone trying to get inside. This problem needs to be addressed by a professional because depending on the type of door, it can be the result of a number of causes. A loose spring or broken cables can be the leading cause, as well as a faulty motor. Garage door springs are under a tremendous amount of pressure, and trying to remove and replace one could result in a serious injury if the spring breaks free from its mounts.

Broken Remote Control
The remote control allows you to open the door without getting out of the vehicle. If the door does not respond, first check to see if the batteries are still working. If the cause is not the batteries, it could be faulty sensors or a problem with the motor. Your local garage door repair team will be able to diagnose the problem and make the repair efficiently.