What Are Signs That My Garage Door Needs Repair Or Replacement?

Garage Door Repair

My Garage Door Needs Repair Or Replacement

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Many homeowners use their garage doors at least twice a day, and sometimes more depending on how it is utilized, this constant use will cause parts to be repaired or replaced.  When the door does not function properly, it can be extremely frustrating as well as become a safety issue.  The experts at San Antonio Overhead Pros understand the importance of safety and security, and our team of experts can diagnose and repair all problems homeowners may encounter.  Listed below are some common warning signs that the garage door needs repair or replacement.

Rubbing Noise

If you notice a rubbing noise coming from the door when you open and close it, this is a sign that the track may be misaligned and needs to be repaired or replaced.

Grinding Noise

If you notice a grinding noise coming from the door when you open or close it, this is a sign that some of the hardware has become loose and will need to tightened, or the systems needs to be lubricated.

Humming Noise

If you notice a humming noise coming from the door when you open and close it, this is a sign that there is a stripped gear in the door opener.  Either the gear can be replaced, or depending on the opener, the entire door opener may need to be replaced.

Door Starts to Open But Then Closes

If you notice that the door starts to open but then closes, it is a sign that the springs are failing and will need to be replaced.


Over time and use, as well as exposure to the elements garage doors, can develop gaps allowing moisture, debris, or even insects to enter the garage.  If you notice any gaps, it is essential to fill them with caulk to seal the gap and reduce any more damage to the door and prevent anything from entering through the gaps.

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The Opener is Unresponsive

If you try to use the remote, that is linked to your door opener, and it is unresponsive, the photo-eye may be out of alignment.  To improve safety and prevent doors from closing on individuals and causing injury, photo-eyes are installed on all openers after 1993.  The photo-eye will detect an object in the path of the closing door and cause it to open before it fully closes, or the door may not respond at all.  A misaligned photo-eye can be easily fixed.

Remote Needs Batteries

If you click your garage door opener remote and nothing happens, it could be a simple fix like replacing the batteries in the remote.

Lock Mode Enabled

If your garage door is unresponsive, it could be as simple as the door has been accidentally placed in lock mode.  Lock mode is a safety feature to ensure nobody can gain access if you are away for an extended period and prevents the door from being opened using a remote.  All you will need to do is deactivate the lock mode, and the door should function properly.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding repair or replacement of your garage door, you can count on the experts at San Antonio Overhead Pros to provide you with the best service available.  Contact us today and speak with one of our expert staff and schedule a service appointment.

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