Q: Why is my Garage Door Jammed?
A: When a garage door jams, it’s typically because one or more cables have been broken. Broken tracks or worn pulleys can also contribute to the problem. To fix a jammed garage door, our technicians evaluate your door, find the specific problem, and then replace parts as needed.
Q: Why Does my Garage Fall When it’s Open?
A: When a garage door won’t remain open, it’s often due to worn or broken torsion springs. To get your garage door working again, we can replace these parts and return your door to operation.
Q: Why Won’t my Door Close all the way?
A: A garage door that refuses to close completely is usually suffering from a bent track or worn pulleys. Replacing the worn parts may be necessary, although straining, adjusting, or replacing the track can also be options.
Q: How can I Stop Irritating Noises and Squeaking?
A: A noisy garage can mean something is loose, not-greased, strained, breaking, wearing out, or out of alignment. Try diagnosing your own door with these tips, but call a professional if you think there is something more serious or about to fail. Theres nothing worse than knowing you could have fixed the problem before it broke.
- Tighten the screws
- Replace old rollers
- Replace old hinges
- Check the chain
- Oil Everything
Q: Is it Possible to Retrofit New Parts with my Existing Hardware?
A: Yes it is. There are many affordable and easy ways to update your garage hardware, motor, doors, or new remotes. After reviewing your current system we can find what options suit your needs. Some choices you have are:
- Replace Extension Springs with Torsion Springs
- Upgrade a One-Piece Door to a Sectional Overhead Door
- Install a Photoeye Safety System
- Upgrade or Add Additional Remotes and Entry Devices
Check out the retrofit blog post.
Q: How do I Properly Sync or Program my Remote?
A: Whenever you buy a new garage door or have certain parts replaced, such as electrical wiring and hardware, you will need to sync your garage door opener to the remote. You also may need to reprogram your garage door whenever you replace the remote battery, depending on the model.
Read more on the process with our defined programming steps and advice.
Q: How can I Fix Cracks or Holes that are Open to the Elements?
A: Having your garage open to the elements can lead to premature wear and tear, let small animals and bugs into your home, allow moisture and debris to enter, and reduces your garages insulation factor from the open air movement which is especially noticeable in warm or cold extremes. Some reasons for these issues can be:
- Sagging or ‘smiling’ garage door from aging or improper bracing
- Worn or tears in the weather stripping
- Un-aligned tracks bending and stressing the systems components
- Damage, dents, accidents that lead to areas that open up to the elements
What you can do? Check the structural integrity and alignment of the tracks and components, replace weather stripping, brace sagging components, and consider that it may be time for an upgrade. Improperly set up garage doors can eventually lead to failure, damage or injury. If you are not sure what you can do or need assistance, call a professional.
Q: Garage Door Not Purring Like It Used To?
A: Some things remind you of your pets; to us, diagnosing a garage door with certain ‘personality traits’ is one of those things. Follow through our fun infographic to troubleshoot the cat-like symptoms your garage door may be exhibiting.
Have any more inquiries or looking for great tips on your garage door? Check out our garage door blog, or give our technicians a call for friendly advice 403-975-7960.