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A Guide to Garage Door Repairs

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Garage doors are made to last for a long time without damage. You are, however, required to maintain them regularly to make this possible. Maintenance mostly involves lubrication, which you can easily do. Here's a simple guide on garage door repairs.

Dead Batteries and Faulty Remotes

If your garage door fails to open when you push the garage remote button, check whether the batteries are dead or the remote is faulty; in most cases, this is usually the problem.

Check whether the remote light is coming on when you press the remote button. If it does not, the batteries are probably dead. Replace them with new ones and check the light again. If it comes on and the garage door opens, the problem is the batteries. If the light does not come on, the remote might be faulty. Try a spare remote that is working (the remote light is coming on); this should do the trick. If the working remote fails to open and close the garage door, you might have another problem.

What if the remote design does not have a responsive light? You will still do as mentioned above, but this time, you will only be checking whether the garage door opens and closes.

If the Remote Is Okay, What Could Be Wrong?

At this point, it is important to note that the only safe troubleshooting steps you need to perform are mentioned above. Any other troubleshooting needs to be left to qualified garage door repair specialists. Faulty garage doors can cause injuries, especially if they come crashing down fast. They can also damage anything in their way, for example, your car, leading to costly repairs.

Warn your family members of the faulty garage door and then contact a garage door repair specialist right away.

What Can You Expect from The Garage Door Repair Specialist?

The garage door repair specialist visits your home and inspects the garage door thoroughly. They might inform you that the motor, spring, cable or power source might be faulty.

  1. Motor – Over time, components of your garage door motor get corroded. If this happens, the motor won't work; the components need to be repaired or replaced. If this is not practical or possible, the entire motor may need to be replaced.
  2. Spring – A garage door can either utilise a torsion or extension spring. Torsion springs are the most recommended because they are durable; however, they might be pricier. There is a high chance that if your garage door utilises an extension spring, it might be faulty. It needs to be replaced for your garage door to work. 

Reach out to a professional who provides garage door repair services to learn more.