4 common garage door problems and what to do about them

If you’ve had a quality garage door professionally installed at your home, it should give you many years of trouble free operation. But what do you do when there’s a problem? Let’s take a look at the most common garage door faults and what to do about them.

1 – The door won’t open or close fully

If your garage door is jammed or won’t close properly, there may be an obstruction. Check carefully around the door inside and out. The problem may be due to a piece of gravel, small stone or other garden detritus that has become lodged in the door mechanism. Or perhaps poorly stored garden tools or other objects on the inside may be the cause? Make sure the garage door is free from any obstruction, both inside and out. If you have located the problem but you’re still struggling to get the door to behave properly, call CDC Garage Doors’ repair service to take a look at it.

2 – The tracks and rollers are stiff or heavy

If your garage door feels unusually heavy to open and close, check the tracks to see if there is any sign of debris or obstruction that may cause impaired operation. If necessary, take a cloth and give the tracks a good clean so that the rollers can glide across more easily. You may need to add extra lubrication to help things along. Also take a look at the rollers and check for signs of damage – if repair or replacement is needed, give our repair team a call and we will come out to your home as soon as we can.

3 – The automatic door has stopped working

If your automatic garage door has suddenly stopped working, you should first check the battery in the access remote in case it needs replacing. If the remote works perfectly but the door refuses to respond, there may be a more serious problem, possibly with the motor, tracks or springs. This will need professional attention. Call the repair technicians at CDC Garage Door to arrange for a home visit as soon as possible.

4 – The garage door refuses to stay open

If the door doesn’t stay up when opened, or it has started to droop down a little, the fault may lie with the springs. Your garage door will either have torsion springs situated along the top of the door frame, or extension springs that are fitted to each side of the frame. If the springs lose tension with age or fail completely, they won’t be able to support the door properly when it’s open. In that case, you will need to call out a garage door repair specialist to have the springs adjusted, repaired or replaced.

At CDC Garage Doors, we know that even the best garage door can succumb to wear and tear, either from years of repetitive use, accidents, neglect or wilful damage. Our expert team of technicians provide a comprehensive repair service for garage doors in and around Dorset. What’s more, we supply a broad range of spares and accessories including springs, rollers and cables, handles, locks and remotes and a range of sliding door gears. Why not give us a call today on 01202 348241 to discuss your requirements.

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