Garage Door Repairs for Common Problems
All sort of faults and problems can occur with most garage door systems. Some of these problems can be fixed by a competent DIY'er. However, keep in mind that not all the problems can be solved without professional help and that's why here at Garage Door Repairs Houston we can help fix ANY problem you may have. No job is too small for us!
In case you didn't know, a lot of burglaries in the United States happen by the burglar gaining access through the garage doors. That's why it is mandatory to keep them in a good condition. You shouldn't tolerate any faults or problems, and you should always call professional technicians to fix them as soon as possible.
Most common garage door problems
1. The garage door opener simply doesn't work.
In this case, your best bet is to check that the motor unit is actually plugged in. Just in case, check the fuse, the circuit breaker and finally, the Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter.
2. The garage door can't be opened or closed with a remote controller.
You should always check the manual that comes with the door, to see if the distance from which you push the remote control button is correct. There have been numerous cases where people reported that they have a problem with opening the garage doors via remote controller, when in fact they were too far away. The second thing is to reprogram the remote. Sometimes, you might want to call the manufacturer to do this. Finally, your last resort is to pull down the antenna, or to adjust it. If nothing else works, there's a big chance that something has happened with the electronics. There's no other way than to call a professional to fix it for you.
3. Door operates much slower than it normally does
, and it only goes up a few inches. This is the case where the spring is likely to be broken. You can't fix it on your own. You should call a professional right away. It is very important that you don't try to fix this issue by force. Don't even try to operate the door until help arrives.
4. The door bounces while opening or closing.
There are 4 pulleys on each door. If the door starts to bounce, this is a sign that they've been worn out and that they need to be replaced. Since this is not a major operation, you can do it on your own. However, if you replace them incorrectly, there's a potential of huge damage to the system. And a repair will be MUCH more costly.
5. You have to hold the button or the door won't shut completely
. This is a case where, if you remove your hand from the wall switch, the door will start going back up. This is a sign of a huge sensor malfunctioning. The first thing that you can do is to check if the sensors are working properly. If they are working as usual, something might be wrong with the circuit board.
These are the top 5 most common problems that happen with garage door systems. In most cases you should always check the power source, obstructions and check for any damage. The safest solution is to simply call us at Garage Door Repair Houston and let one of our professionals help you get it sorted ASAP.