How do you know when to repair your garage door? Boulder Garage Door in Colorado offers these tips to help you troubleshoot. Obviously, repairing your door is typically cheaper than having to buy a new one. But what problems can be fixed? Today, we’ll cover common problems that may be repaired.
The Door Stops Working Suddenly
You get up one morning and head out to work, only to find that nothing happens when you push the garage door opener button. What do you do? What’s wrong with the door?
Luckily, in this scenario, it is usually an easy fix. If something essential breaks on a garage door it doesn’t often happen suddenly. Most commonly in these cases, the batteries have died in your remote. Try to open it with a different one or from the wall button. If that doesn’t fix the problem, go ahead and call a professional to come and take a look.
The Door Seems Heavier Than Usual
Garage doors are extremely heavy. So, to mitigate the weight and take some pressure off the opening mechanism, heavy-duty springs are used.
Over time, those springs start to wear down and are not as effective as they used to be. That is what usually causes a garage door to start feeling heavier and open slower. If you’re wondering when to repair your garage door, this is a big one. Putting it off will only cause damage to your lift mechanism.
Springs are easy to repair, but you should always call a professional to do the job. Mishandling springs can cause serious injury (or worse) due to the pressure involved.
One Damaged Panel
If your garage door is damaged, but the damage is limited to only one panel, it is usually more cost-effective to simply replace that one panel. It’s an easy fix and won’t take too long. However, if the damage is spread over more panels, it usually ends up making sense to replace the garage door completely. If you’re not sure, talk to one of our professionals. They’ll be happy to advise!
The Door Sags
If your garage door is sagging to one side, that is usually an indicator of an imbalanced door. The spring on one side of the door is probably wearing out faster than the other. This puts uneven pressure on your lift mechanism, which causes unnecessary extra wear and tear. Get this problem fixed quickly to avoid causing damage to the motor.
Luckily, it’s also an easy fix. It is usually just a matter of having your springs replaced and the garage door rehung. Then you should be good to go!
Now that you know when to repair your garage door, you just need to know who to call. Our friendly staff here at Boulder Garage Door are happy to help with all your garage door repair and installation needs. Give us a call to schedule an appointment for your garage door fix.
We have been repairing and installing garage doors around Boulder for over 40 years. So when you call us, you can feel safe knowing that you have the best in the business working on your garage door.