Has your garage door ever opened or closed before you activated it or without you knowing it opened? When your garage door is activating on its own, your home is exposed without your knowledge. Having your garage door open or close on its own obviously creates a variety of concerns, especially concerning the safety and security of your home. AAA Action Garage Doors will explain how and why garage doors will open on their own and what you can do to correct the problem.
Why Garage Door May Be Opening By Itself
Aging Batteries – One of the leading causes for a garage door to open or close is due to the remote batteries dying. If your garage door seems to activate on its own, first try to replace the batteries of the garage door remote and see if that is the problem.
Remote Buttons Stick – Another similar problem involving the garage door remote is over use. When a garage door remote gets over used, the buttons can begin to sick. If the remote is close enough to the garage door opener, the sensor can be triggered if the remote button is stuck. In this situation, you will want to consider replacing the remote.
Circuit Board – Circuit boards are what give the owner the ability to open or close their garage door. The circuit board receives the signal from either the remote or manual button that’s inside your garage to open or close the garage door. Sometimes a malfunction occurs with the circuit board. In turn, this could cause the garage door to activate on its own. There could be a problem with the circuit broad reading the wrong signal from the garage door remote. Or there could be an internal problem with the circuit board itself. Circuit boards can be easily replaced by a garage door technician.
Power Surges – A frequency or code is sent to the garage door circuit board, which gives the permission to activate the garage door. There are times–if the home receives frequent power surges–the code or frequencies can become scrambled and cause the garage door to open. Power surges that cause garage door openers to activate are a rare problem, but they are known to occur. If you call a garage door repair technician and you’re aware of power surges occurring in your home, it is worth sharing that knowledge with them to see if that is the problem.
Poor Electrical Wiring – Poor wiring or damaged wiring can also be the cause of a garage door opening or closing without physical activation. If the connections to the garage door motor are either misaligned or damaged, a rogue signal can be sent to the garage door opener or sensors. A garaged door technician would need to inspect the garage door wiring, specifically those to the garage door opener or circuit board.
Old Garage Door – If your garage door uses an older opener, this too can be the problem. Older garage door openers use the same frequency to activate the garage door. If there is a neighbor that lives near you and they activate their garage door using the same signal as yours, this could cause the garage door activating. Some burglars will use older garage door remotes and drive down different neighborhoods hoping someone has these older garage door openers to get inside their homes.
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AAA Action Garage Doors can help repair and inspect your garage door and its operating system to locate the cause of your garage door activating on its own. For all of your garage door installation, inspections, or repair needs, contact AAA Action Garage Doors today.