While the construction of garage doors can appear to be fairly simple, there are actually a lot of moving parts. Whether you keep up on maintenance or not, your garage door can begin to wear out over time and will eventually need garage door repair. While any of the moving parts can fail, the following are the four most common reasons why you may need to call a repairman.
- Spring Replacement. Garage doors are heavy, and the springs help make opening and closing easier. You will often know when your door has a broken spring, especially if you hear it happen as it sounds like a gunshot. Another sign that your door is in need of a new spring is if your door struggles to open or makes a lot of noise while opening. While you may feel that replacing a garage door spring is something you can do yourself, it is not recommended, because garage door springs are under a lot of tension. When combined with the weight of your garage door, this makes this work dangerous, and you put yourself at risk of serious injury.
- Broken Cables. The cables pull the weight of the door up by using the tension provided by the springs. Over time, wear and tear on the cables can cause them to weaken and eventually snap. If your door is hanging at an odd angle or stuck halfway, it is more than likely a broken cable. Replacement of a broken cable can be dangerous and is best left to the professionals.
- Door Won’t Open. While it may be something as simple as needing to replace the batteries in your remote, there could be a problem with the motor or sensor requiring garage door repair.
- Weather Seal Replacement. Garage door seals help you keep your garage cleaner and also warmer in the winter and cooler in the summer. Weather seal replacement is a door repair that is very common and can often be done by the homeowner.
If you have noticed problems with your garage door and think you may be in need of garage door repair, please give us a call at HLM Garage Doors & More, LLC today!