3 Signs That Your Garage Door Needs Attention


Your garage is an integral part of your home. It gives you a place to store your belongings and also a secure place to park your car at night. You want to make sure that your garage is secure from potential harmful factors such as extreme weather conditions and break-ins. Your garage door is the first line of defense when it comes to keeping unwanted factors out. That is why it is important to properly maintain your garage door. In order to do that successfully, you must be able to identify when problems pop up. Here are three signs that your garage door needs attention.

Your garage door does not close all the way.

You need your garage door to close securely so that you can feel that your car and other belongings are safe from the outside elements and possible theft. Your garage door should close all the way and open all the way when you run it. If you find that it is jammed and does not close or open all the way, then your garage is vulnerable to invasion from external factors. There might be an issue with a spring or a motor. Investigate carefully and do not force the door shut manually, as this might cause it to break.

The door groans and grinds when you run it.

You should be familiar with the normal noises that your garage door makes when you operate it. If your garage door is not functioning right, then it is probably going to make strange noises when you use it. If the motor that runs your garage door is under stress, then it is likely to make a groaning sound every time you run it. If parts of the motor are rubbing together, then it may also make a grinding noise as well. If the moving parts are to blame, then there might be some screeching as well.

The door is running off its tracks.

Your garage door may be running off its tracks. When this happens, then your garage door may not close all the way. The springs may be out of balance, or other parts of the mechanism that moves the door may be stripped. This kind of problem requires careful consideration, because any number of factors can contribute to pulling the garage door off the tracks. It could be a simple fix, or it could require a professional service to address it.

Contact a service like AR-BE Garage Doors and Openers to learn more.


10 November 2015

repairing garage door damage from auto impacts

I thought the most difficult part of teaching my son how to drive would be out on the roads, but I didn't think about what he could do to my garage door before he even left the driveway. It took one small tap with the car to damage the garage door. Even though the garage door itself looked to be fine, the impact had caused some damage to the mechanical components, and we couldn't use the garage for a while. My blog explains what we had to do to make the repairs and will give you some tips for avoiding this type of accident around your home.