Tips for Identifying Garage Door Issues01/12/2014 Back To Blog
Even the best quality garage doors are prone to natural wear and tear and to damage as well. No matter whether you have Genie, Liftmaster or Clopay garage doors, you should be able to identify any problems with them and have them repaired. This is actually a lot easier than most people think. You simply have to be attentive when you are using the garage and pay attention to peculiar sounds and door's movement.
Recognizing the Main Troubling Signs
If the door is making weird noises, you should not leave this problem unattended. It does not matter whether it makes squeaky sounds or you hear a sharp loud noise. The issue may lie with the motor, the spring, the cables, the hinges or any other part. Take a closer look at each part of your residential roll up garage door to see if there is any damage.
If you have to press the button on the garage opener remote more than once to open or to close the door, then there is certainly something wrong with the opener or the motor. You may be able to identify the problem by taking a closer look at the door's components. Still, you should not take the system apart unless you have the required skills and experience but at least you will know the origin of the problem.
If the door cannot remain in its place when it is positioned up or down, there may be a problem with the garage door springs. In this case, the spring has to be adjusted properly. If you notice that one side of the door is hanging higher than the other, this is a sign that the cable of the lower side has come off the drum. It could also be due to faulty extension garage door springs. In any case, repairs will be needed right away because such problems will expose your loved ones and yourself to great danger.
You should always do garage door maintenance when it is needed. This can save you quite a lot of money that you would otherwise spend on more serious repairs or on door replacement. More importantly, you will protect your family and your property.