4 Common Garage Door Problems

Most homeowners don't give a lot of thought to their garage doors until there is a problem with it. A garage door that is not operating properly can be quite an annoyance, and some problems can even be dangerous. Some of the most common garage door problems include:

Garage Door Won't Open or Close

If your garage door won't open or close, the problem may be caused by dead batteries in your garage door opener. Try replacing the batteries, but if fresh batteries don't solve the issue carefully inspect the sensors located near the ground of the garage door. If these sensors are blocked by anything, the garage door will not open and close as it should.

Another cause of this problem can be obstructions on the wheel tracks that prevent the wheels from turning properly. Very cold temperatures or high humidity can affect the lubrication of the wheel track, so if your garage door is not opening or closing in extreme weather you may need to apply more lubrication.

Grinding or Screeching Sounds

A garage door that is in good working condition should open and close smoothly without any unusual sounds. If your garage door begins making grinding or screeching sounds, that is a good sign that there is a build up of dirt and debris on the wheel track. This problem can typically be solved by thoroughly cleaning the wheel track with soap and water.

The loud sounds should subside after the wheel tracks are cleaned, but if it does not you can try adding extra lubrication to help the wheels move without making annoying noises.

Garage Door Closes Too Fast

It is important for a garage door to close in a controlled manner for the safety of your vehicle and people in the proximity of your garage. When a garage door begins slamming shut or closing too fast, it is usually a sign that there is a broken cable or a very loose spring. In order to rectify the problem, the spring or cable will need to be replaced.

Replacing these items is not an easy DIY job and it is in your best interest to hire an experienced garage door service company to make the repair for you. One company that may be able to help you with the repairs is America's Garage Doors LLC.

Garage Door Opener Not Functioning Properly

Like all home appliances, an automatic garage door opener will eventually fail after years of use. If you have fresh batteries in the garage door opener remote and you know that the wheel tracks are clean, but the opener is still not working right, there is a good chance that it is time for replacement door opener. Properly installing a new garage door opener can be tricky, so it is best to have it professionally installed.

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Enclosing a Carport

Ten years ago, I married the man of my dreams in an elegant church ceremony. Although, we’ve experienced highs and lows in our marriage, I’ve never regretted my decision to spend the rest of my life with my amazing husband. After our wedding, I agreed to move into the home my spouse already owned. At first, I was disappointed that my new house didn’t contain a traditional garage. The home only had an open carport. However, I quickly learned that this type of structure can easily be enclosed. On this blog, you will discover the best types of garage doors to install in a recently enclosed carport. Enjoy!