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5 Signs That Indicate You Might Need A New Garage Door

Nov 16

A lot of people prefer accessing their homes via garage doors more than the front door. This is why it's crucial that your garage door is operating at optimum condition for your convenience. Garage doors are likely to require maintenance after regular usage. But, many homeowners make the mistake of getting their garage doors checked only when parts or hardware failure. You could end up with expensive and tense emergency garage repair or replacement if you delay garage door repairs.


To avoid expensive and costly repairs, you need to be aware of the indications you're Carlsbad garage doors repair needs.




If you push the control buttons on the wall or remote, the garage door won't open or close. This is a clear indication of a damaged garage door. It is an easy issue to address. The culprit could have been a mistake, such as locking the garage door or engaging the disconnect button. However, it could also be more serious, like a defective connection between the door and the control panel off track or misaligned photo eye sensors, or any other problems with the door.




It's normal that garage doors produce some noise when it's operating, keep an eye out for any unusual garage door or opener sounds that could be a sign of a problem, such as:


  • Bent coils to grate

  • Rumbling could be caused by loose spring tension.

  • Garage door panels that won't function

  • Insufficient lubrication or worn rollers

  • The garage door is squealing because it's not in balance.

  • Support rails that aren't secured could create a loud rumbling sound.

  • Training: Inadequate horsepower or a malfunctioning garage door opener


3. The GARAGE DOOR HAS fallen off the tracks


Rollers move the garage door up and down the tracks safely and securely. If the garage door is damaged or is old, it can become detached from its tracks, making it impossible to open or close properly. If the garage door is off of its track, call an expert to examine the situation and recommend repairs.


4. SECTIONS OF GARAGE DOORS WHICH are causing problems


A balance test must be done at a minimum every year or once to check if the garage door panels have begun to droop as part of the regular maintenance of your garage doors. To balance the garage door remove it from the opener and lift it to the half-way point onto its tracks. If the door remains in its place it is in a good balance. If the door shuts or snaps open, or is not balanced the door could be sliding or out of balance. Garage doors that droop could be due to damaged tension springs, dulled tracks, or rollers and tracks.




Does it take longer than a couple of seconds for your garage to react to your push? While this extra time may not appear to be an urgent repair need but any activity that takes longer than a few seconds could signal the presence of a problem in the garage door's mechanism. Broken opener cables, broken or rusty rollers might indicate an issue with your garage door opener.


Rampart Garage Doors

6029 Paseo Acampo, #243, Carlsbad, CA 92009