Things to Examine Before Contacting Garage Door Repair Service
If you don’t mind throwing your hard earned money away, by all means contact us at Alpharetta Garage Door Repair in Alpharetta, GA to fix your garage door. The reason you may be wasting your money is because there may not be an issue with your door that you can’t easily resolve. All it takes is a little initiative on your part. If you appreciate having the ability to park your car inside your garage when it is cold, hot or raining outside, you’ll definitely love having the convenience of a garage. However, if you’re experiencing problems with your garage door, this convenience is threatened.
Your garage door is very heavy and can be dangerous to handle. We are not suggesting that you troubleshoot to the point that you will harm yourself. However, examining your garage door doesn’t always require you to touch anything, unless you recognize the problem as something very simple. We know that some people enjoy a DIY project but making repairs to your garage door shouldn’t be one of them. To avoid being harmed, don’t risk a few dollars. Instead, contact a reliable garage door repair service to assist you when necessary.
Identifying the Problem
Even when trying to identify your problem, we would still caution everyone to be cautious. There are a lot of things that can go terribly wrong with an automatic garage door if the wrong things are pressed. Rather than taking chances that can be dangerous to you or others around you, don’t touch anything unless you know exactly what it is and how it operates. Things like your springs, rollers, tracks, and even your garage door opener, should be handle by a professional service technician.
Here are some things you can safely examine.
While lowering your garage door, pay close attention to it as it is going down.
- If the door shakes, there might be a problem with the rollers
- If you hear some strange sounds while it is being lowered, this could be due to a number of factors. You should identify exactly where the noise is coming from. This is the only way that the problem can be properly resolved.
- If the door refuses to go all the way to the floor or it won’t open up all the way, this usually means there is a problem with the garage door opener. When you notice this occurring, this would be a good time to contact our professional repair technicians. A garage door opener has many moving parts that can be dangerous if handled incorrectly.
Resolving the Problem
Your owner’s manual is often the best place to look for resolution to the most common problems that you’ll experience with your garage door. In most cases, it will clearly outline when the services of a professional garage door service is necessary.
Common Issues and Fixes
- Track Problems
When there are dents on your metal tracks, you can fix this problem by putting a wood block over the damaged area. Lightly tap the block to straighten out any dents that you find. If you hit the block with too much strength, you can create even more dents. Remember what your objective is and don’t apply too much pressure when hitting the wood block.
- Misaligned Tracks
When you have misaligned tracks, they have to be loosened. To do this you’ll need to loosen the screws of the part of the tracks that are misaligned. All you’ll need to do is tap it back into its grooves. A leveler is a good way to ensure that it is straight. If it isn’t, you will defeat your purpose and continuing to use the garage with misaligned tracks will create further problems.
- Damage to the Garage Door
This could be because of someone backing into the garage door too many times or bad weather. In most cases, it is because of someone backing into the garage door one too many times. If you’ve backed into your door more times than you can count, chances are that you are experiencing some type of problems with it. It is simply impossible not to. This is typically how the tracks of your door become misaligned. In some cases, doing he aforementioned simply will no longer work; you’ll need a new door. Depending on the type of garage door you have, you may or may not recognize the damage. However, if you determine that it is off track, this will require the services of a professional garage door service.
Call for Professional Service
Even though we have mentioned a couple of reasons for you to contact a professional garage door service, here are just a couple of more reasons:
Spring, hinge, cable problems would all require the services of a qualified professionals. While you can certainly lubricate them yourself, when it comes to actually trying to repair these things, it is better if you leave this work to a qualified, trained professional. Sometimes simply lubricating the parts will remedy the problem, however, if it doesn’t, it’s time to call in the experts.
We understand that there are a lot of DIY video’s on the Internet these days. Just because they are there doesn’t mean you should use them, especially when it comes to something as important as your garage door. With so many videos about garage door repairs on the Internet, it stands to reason that there are some rather common problems that people tend to experience involving their garage door. However, there are simply certain things that you shouldn’t attempt to handle on your own, such as your garage door springs. They can be extremely dangerous due to the amount of tension they have in them. The DIY video may not tell you this or show you how this might be a problem. The downside is that if you attempt to handle your spring problem on your own, you could seriously injure yourself. We suggest you avoid injury by contacting a professional garage door service.