Common Garage Door Issues

Garage Door Repair

Common Garage Door Issues

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Like many other home issues, garage doors will fail to function correctly from time to time, and it is essential to know what the cause may be so you can have it addressed quickly.  There is no worse feeling than driving home after a long day and work and pulling into your driveway, and your garage door won't open, or worse yet being inside the garage ready to go, and the door won't open either way it is frustrating.  The experts at San Antonio Overhead Pros are always available to answer your questions and are available for service calls.  To help diagnose issues with your malfunctioning door, we have listed some of the most common problems below.

Door Opener Won’t Work

This is one of the most common problems that individuals face, and most often, it is because there is not a sufficient amount of lubricant.  Over time and use the lubricant that reduces friction when the door is in use can wear away, so it is crucial to make sure the system is properly lubricated.

Door is Making Noises

Many door openers will make some noise, but if you notice grinding or other unusual noises, it is crucial to inspect the door system.  Most of the time, these noises can be attributed to loose hardware, old parts, or lack of lubricant.

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Garage Door Spring Replacement


broken garage door springCracked Weather Seal

Weather seal is an essential component of the door system, and it prevents water, air, and noise from entering the garage.  Over time and weather, this seal can become cracked or broken; you can purchase weather sealants at local hardware stores and quickly install them yourself.

Door Remote Won’t Work

This annoying problem is most often due to old batteries. If you replace the batteries and the remote still does not work, you may be out of range, the motor antenna may be blocked or broken, or the remote may need to be reprogrammed.

Door Opens and Then Closes

This common garage door problem occurs when the door springs located on the top of the door need to be replaced.  Depending on how often you use the door, it is recommended to replace the springs at least every three years.

Door Closes and Then Opens

This common problem often involves a misalignment of the doors' photo-eye sensor.  Photo-eye sensors are safety features that are on both sides of the door and alert when there is something in the way, so the door does not damage property or injure individuals.  First, try wiping off the photo eye to make sure dirt or debris isn't obstructing it and also look to make sure there is a light indicating the device is on.

If you are experiencing any of the problems above or any not indicated and would prefer to speak with a professional or schedule a service call, you can contact San Antonio Overhead Pros.  We have a team of expert staff available to answer all your questions and knowledgeable and experienced technicians available for service calls.

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