Signs it's time for a Garage Door Repair Service

Signs it's time for a Garage Door Repair Service

Considering the rigour that a typical garage door goes through - an average of 1500 operations per year - it makes sense to keep a close eye on its performance. Not only is a non-functioning garage door inconvenient, but it could be a safety risk. Also, most garage door brands have minimum servicing requirements to uphold warranty conditions. Look out for changes in the way your garage door functions and if any of the below situations occur, it’s best to enlist a professional to assess repairs.

Excessive Noise

While some sound is normal while your garage door is operating, strange or persistently loud noises may be a sign that the motor is coming to the end of its lifespan. 

Troubleshoot: Check for lubrication on the springs

If problems persist, call a professional technician to check the motor and service the door.

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Changes in the Opener Operation

Problems with your garage door opener can range from the door being unresponsive to becoming intermittent or having delayed response.

Troubleshoot: Replace or recharge the battery in your remote controller

If problems persist, call a professional technician to inspect if any of the components have worn down or have been damaged.

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Changes in the speed of the door opening or closing

If your garage door opens or closes more quickly than previously, or if the garage door closes with a loud bang, the springs could be wearing. 

With the frequent use that a garage door is under, springs can become degraded and for your safety, it’s important to have the springs checked by a qualified technician.

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Excessive Vibration

Garage door vibrations can be caused by a couple of different problems. When the garage door has dirty, warped or obstructed tracks, you may notice it will start to shake while it is moving. The garage door may also vibrate excessively because of worn out parts in the lifting system, which can lead to bigger problems. A properly functioning garage door does not vibrate excessively when in use.

Troubleshoot: Perform a garage door health check; Clean tracks; Check for obstructions

If there is no simple explanation for garage door vibrations, it’s best to contact a technician for servicing.

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Visible Damage 

Noticeable problems such as dents in the door, cracks in the hinges, loose wheels or any visible damage on the springs mean that the integrity of your garage door may be compromised. The garage door should be professionally inspected and repaired to prevent accidents and to keep operating at maximum competency. 

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