Common garage door problems12/21/2013 Back To Blog
While modern garage doors are built to last, perform better, and have advanced features to improve security, with daily use the door needs regular maintenance to remain in excellent working condition. Some maintenance is straightforward. Other issues require a repair by a reputable garage door contractor. Here are some of the common causes of problems associated with the performance of your door and common repairs that are usually required at some point.
Damaged or worn parts
In many cases, you can do some of the work yourself and save some money. A gradual deterioration of moving door parts results from wear and tear. It is common to think about a garage door panel repair once it has become damaged after a broken spring or problems with the door tracks distort it. It is possible to carry out a broken spring replacement or garage door cable repair yourself to ensure the door opens and closes properly. You can also have dirt and rust in the door mechanisms that should have been lubricated on a regular basis.
With various moving components interfacing with one another, it is only a matter of time before something works loose and needs tightened. The garage door brackets can work loose if they were not secured properly or the garage door opener maintenance has not been carried out. Problems with the remote controls can affect the operation of automatic door. Some loose components only need tightened with a spanner or a screwdriver; however, some manufacturers use tamperproof fittings to prevent unauthorized maintenance from being carried out.
Time for a replacement
At some point after a number of repairs or visits by most garage door companies there comes a time when it is necessary to consider a new replacement door. This may become a necessity if your door components are now obsolete and are not easy or cost effective to replace. You have a choice of wooden, steel, aluminum and glass doors from companies such as Chamberlain, Stanley, Sears, Wayne Dalton, Clopay, Lift Master, Genie, and many more to suit your style and budget.
New doors for your garage come with new features that improve the security and integrity of the door to improve its durability. You can also choose to have automatic or electric doors to add convenience to parking and storing your vehicle.