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Most Common Garage Door Problems And How To Handle Them

A garage door is pretty simple, it is designed to open and close. The cables, motors, and springs are all designed to support the weight of the door as it goes up and down. Let's explore some of the simple problems that garage doors face and how we can handle them. 

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The Most Common Problems You Can Avoid

 

Faulty Manual Garage Opener

It's meant to open your garage, but if you are using a chain or drive-screw opener, you have to know how to maintain it. Like everything in life, without maintenance, it's going to break down. So the key here is to make sure you lubricate it on a regular basis, keeping the friction from damaging the moving parts in the actual opener. Consider double-checking the lubricant every two weeks, depending on how often you use your garage door.

 

Remote Not Working

You are coming home from work, and boom your remote doesn't work! It's frustrating. But, it's most commonly just caused by dead batteries, so consider keeping spare batteries somewhere safe and easy to reach, so you aren't sitting in front of your garage wondering why it's not opening.

 

Open And Then Closing Before Fully Open

This is generally caused by worn-out springs! Make sure you replace your garage springs every three years or so to avoid this. Remember, never try and replace garage springs yourself, it can be very dangerous. Always contact a qualified garage door repair person or company.

 

Three Simple Problems

These are three simple problems that can occur with your garage door, but regular maintenance can either prevent them from happening or at least give you the ability to choose when you replace something. After all, coming home from a snowstorm and finding your garage door springs need to be fixed just doesn't work well for anyone.

Explore More Garage Door Tips And Tricks

There are dozens of companies out there who are giving amazing tips and tricks. You can explore this blog here for tips and tricks, or call Best Doors Inc of Calgary for advice related to your garage door.

 

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