If you have ever gotten in your car and been ready to go only to find that the garage door has stopped working then you know that problems with the garage door tends to cause a backup in your daily schedule. This can be very inconvenient and many of the problems are minor and can be fixed on your own or by a professional in a very timely manner. The problems can range but no matter what they will put you behind schedule and leave you feeling stressed out. There are about 70% of the United States population that use the garage door as their main entrance to their home. That means that when something goes wrong you may feel stranded. There also are many people that have no idea what they can try to get their garage back in working order. Many of the problems that you might come across will require a professional but there are a few things you can try on your own.
Quality Garage Door Repair lists a few common garage door problems and how you can troubleshoot them.
Garage Door Goes Down Then Comes Back Up: If you hit the button to have your garage door close and it gets close but starts to open back up you may have a problem with the sensors. The garage door is outfitted with two sensors that are attached to the tracks on the garage and are about 12 inches from the ground. This is what will stop the garage door from closing if something such as a child is in the way. It will tell the door that there is something in the way and it should not continue to close. If these sensors get bumped even slightly they can be tricked into thinking something is there even if it is not. The door simply will not close. You can look at the sensors and make some small adjustments to see if it will correct the alignment. If this does not work you may have bad sensors that will need to be replaced by a professional.
Garage Door Won’t Go Up: Garage doors are extremely heavy. You may think it is the garage door opener that does the heavy lifting, but it isn’t! It is the springs of the door. Garage doors come with one or two torsion springs. If either torsion spring is broken, the garage door opener may struggle to lift the weight of the door or fail to open the garage door at all. If the spring is broken, call a professional immediately for service as springs can be very dangerous to work with.
Garage Door Opener Remote Not Working: If you are having trouble with a remote that only works on occasion it can be frustrating sitting outside clicking away hoping that the next click will do the trick. This can be as simple as the batteries can be bad or not inserted right. This is a quick and easy fix and can be corrected by simply adding some new batteries. This should always be the first thing you try since it is easy and cheap to do. If this does not work you may have a problem with the settings that need to be looked at by a professional. Contact Quality Garage Door Repair for all your garage door repair and maintenance needs!