Having a garage is the pride of most homeowners because that means no more worrying about the safety of your vehicle, both against thieves and the elements.
But what good is a garage without a well-functional door? Would it make sense to have a garage and not be able to close the door down? Of course not.
Unfortunately, your garage door will act up at some point, and you will have to go through such problems. The most common problem experienced by almost every garage owner is a partial closing door.
This could be a result of one of many reasons. Let’s see what the reasons are.
What is preventing your garage door from closing well?
- The safety sensors are faulty or misaligned
The function of the safety sensors is to communicate if there is something on the door’s way as it closes. If there is something on the way, the door should not close down.
Now, if any of these sensors are not receiving power or do not have a correct alignment, they will not communicate, and thus the door will not close all the way down.
- The springs are broken
Springs assist the door to close and open easily without obstruction. But, if any of the springs break, the door will get stuck and not operate well.
- Improperly set door travel limit
During installation, the contractor will set the door travel limit, which is how far the door should close or open. An improper limit setting may lead to the door not opening as it should.
- The tracks are damaged.
Tracks are the components that carry the door down when it is closing.
Sometimes the tracks can experience bends or blockages. In case this happens, the door will not close properly.
Solving this problem can be as simple as removing the blockage or as complex as changing the cracks.
Must I have a professional for the garage door repair?
The only problem you can fix as a non-professional is if there is something stuck on the door. Otherwise, you will have to get an expert for professional garage door repair. Some of the services handled by the contractors are:
- Cable repair
- Safety sensor repair
- Applying lubrication
- Correcting the sensor alignment
- Reprogramming the door travel limit
- Replacing or repairing springs and other small parts
- And much more
With a professional contractor, you have the guarantee that your garage door will get back to functioning as it should. Besides, you will save yourself from the hassle of figuring out how to do the repairs yourself, with the likely chance that you will still run back to hiring a professional.