Garage doors are something you don’t think much about until there is a problem, and they aren’t working properly. When you run into a garage door that won’t work right, you want it fixed as soon as possible. There are some problems you may be able to solve on your own and others that are going to require the help of professionals. AAA Action Garage Doors is here to share some troubleshooting tips for your broken garage door so you can determine whether or not you need our help.
How Do You Maintain a Garage Door?
There are several things that can be solved with your garage door when you have basic maintenance performed. Here are some basic maintenance and quick fix tips:
– Inspect Rollers & Tracks: You need to inspect the rollers and tracks every now and then. They need a good cleaning and lubrication. Also, they start to wear out and should be replaced if there are any that are broken.
– Tighten Hardware: Over time, the brackets that hold up the tracks have screws and bolts that can sometimes loosen. Make sure they are all secure and tight.
– Check Cables & Pulleys: If you notice that there are any cables that are showing signs of wear with fraying, they need to be replaced. However, you should never do this on your own. Leave it up to the pros.
How Do You Diagnose a Garage Door Problem?
There are many common problems that can usually be solved on your own. Here are some of the most common problems we see.
– Noisy Garage Door: A loud garage door can disrupt your life. This could be a problem with broken rollers or door hinges that need to be replaced. Rollers that start to break down can be especially noisy when the bearing that helps them move isn’t working right.
– Broken Glass in Garage Door: If you have windows on your garage door, you may experience broken glass from time to time. You don’t want to leave broken glass alone as it poses a security threat as well as a safety issue.
– Faulty Opener: If you have a garage, it is likely that a lot of the coming and going to and from your home is done through the garage. When it fails to work, it can leave you stranded in the heat while you try and figure out how to get it opened. Check with your manufacturer to see what actions you can do to diagnose and solve the problem.
– Worn Out Springs: The springs that lift and lower your garage door are under constant pressure. If you have noticed your garage door opener has a difficult time opening, it could be worn out springs that should be professionally replaced.