Garage Door Repairs04/04/2014 Back To Blog
While major garage door repairs will probably require professional assistance, many more common repair issues are very simple for homeowners to fix themselves. This can enable homeowners to save a great deal of money and can possibly fix minor issues before they develop into a major fault.
A very common fault complaint for garage door openers is screechy or excessively noisy movement when the door is operating. This can be a simple matter of checking the fixtures of the various garage door parts. Excessive noise is usually caused by loose or rusty screws or bolts. These can easily be tightened or in the case of rusty brackets - replaced.
Door Failing to Fully Close:
If your roll up garage door will not fully close and returns to the open position then you may have a problem with your sensor. This can simply be a matter of checking the sensor for dirt or debris. This can accumulate in and around the sensor and cause it to register an obstruction where none exists. It is also worth checking if any items inside or outside of the door are blocking the sensor. If these methods do not resolve the issue, it may be worth resetting the placement of the sensors a little lower.
Other Common Issues:
Many other common issues can actually be the result of a problem with remote controls. If your system has lost power at any point, it may be that all the fobs and controllers need to be resynchronized. This process varies according to the particular model of garage door opener, but there are usually full instructions provided in the manufacturer information. Sometimes failure to properly open or close the garage door can be a result of needing new batteries in the remote.
If you are experiencing problems with your door it is certainly worth exploring these common issues before going to the expense of calling out a professional service.