Many homeowners expect their garage doors to open and close smoothly every time they use it. After daily use, the wear and tear on them can cause problems to arise. Doors will tend to stick, emit loud noises, of the door opener will fail to work. These are a few common garage door problems that can occur but fortunately there are easy solutions to them.
A sticking door is the most frequent problem homeowners have with their garage. The main culprit of this problem is that the doors are hung unevenly so be sure all cables and springs are an even length. If the door is controlled by a remote, check the batteries or sensors to see if they are old or damaged in any way. For manual doors, inspect the wheel track for obstructions. In certain cases, weather can affect the lubricant so you may want to apply more.
Doors that move unevenly or rock from side-to-side can be caused by an obstruction on a wheel track also. If that is not the issue, inspect the spring to make sure that they are the same length and of still good quality. For automatic doors, there are motors that control both sides. Check to see if they are not damaged.
Loud noises are a clear indication that there is something wrong with your garage doors. Screeching and grinding signals a problem with dirt on the track or need of lubrication. Clean the track from the point where the noise is being emitted to remove any debris that might be causing the noise. Do not use harsh cleaners and use oil for garage doors or even WD-40. Then run the door to ensure that everything is running smoothly.
The thing about garage doors is that sometimes the fixes can be easy but other times, it requires a professional touch. At Western Door and Gate, we provide the residents of the Henderson and surrounding areas, the services they need to fix their garage doors. Rather than cause more damage to your garage doors or leave your items unprotected, you need to have your doors look at. If you are in need of a garage door fix or inspection, give us a call at (702)839-3600.