What are the signs of a faulty or broken garage door? Here’s a list of common problems that can occur with garage doors. It’s always best to repair or replace your door if you can avoid it. If your door is falling apart or you’re having problems opening it, here are several tips for you to follow. Keep reading for a more detailed description of these problems.
Spring breakage: One of the most common reasons for a garage to come loose is a broken spring. Most garage doors typically cost around $100 or more, and most garage springs cost around $50. If you’ve got two springs and add in labor and materials, expect to pay from $200 up to $500. Broken cable: A broken or frayed cable usually requires replacement, which usually costs from around $200 upwards. A garage door usually has two cables (the upper and lower rollers) and each cable can break or become damaged. These cables are also used for a control mechanism that controls the speed and direction of the door.
Loose door: If you’re having trouble opening your door, check the track and springs to make sure they’re secure and in good shape. Sometimes a slight bend in the track or other parts of the door may cause the door to loosen and fall apart. Check the springs and cables for cracks or breaks. You should be able to push the door open without any trouble, but it may be a good idea to have it checked out by an expert so you know for sure there aren’t any problems before you take any drastic measures. In some cases, you can fix the broken parts yourself, but you’ll need to find replacement parts or do the installation yourself to make sure the repair isn’t costly.
Motor Failure: Another problem you may encounter is motor failure. When a motor fails, you’ll either notice the motor kicking on or you might have trouble opening and closing the door. To diagnose this problem, look at the speed with which the door opens and closes. The faster it opens and closes, the higher the resistance that the motor has. This means that your motor isn’t strong enough to keep the door in place when you press down on the bottom of the door. If the door isn’t opening and closing as fast as it should, you may need to replace the motor.
Windshelf Failure: Many times, a windshield breaks down because of age or a malfunctioning mechanism. This condition often happens with older garage doors, but can happen with newer doors, too. You should check the windshield to see if it’s broken and see if the hinges are sticking in one place or if it’s bending, or even has holes or cracks in it. If the hinge doesn’t work properly, it could be the time to replace it.
Noisy Noise: If your door is a newer door, it may not be worth it to call a garage door repair professional. Newer models of doors will typically have an internal noise reduction mechanism that will help decrease noise levels. However, you might want to call in an expert if your door makes annoying noises during use. Some garage doors make a whistling sound when the door opens and closes. Sometimes you can manually shut the door by pressing a button, but in some cases you’ll need a specialist to help.