There are many parts of your home that are easy to take for granted until they stop working properly, and your garage door is a great example. Although you may not much think about it, chances are that you open and shut your garage door at least once every day, and that your routine would be disrupted if it were to malfunction. In our experience here at HLM Garage Doors & More, LLC, the best way to avoid such a malfunction is to learn to spot early warning signs of potential problems. In this article, we’ll be going over a few of those signs to help you figure out if you need garage door repair.
- Door Won’t Move. Starting with the most obvious, one sign that you need garage door repair is if your door suddenly stops moving, or you can’t get it to open or close. This can happen for a number of reasons, including worn cables, a faulty opener, or old springs. If this happens to you, we encourage you to call our team at HLM Garage Doors & More, LLC to get a professional assessment.
- Door is Off Track. Much like a sliding door, your garage door is designed to move along a track around the opening. When the rollers jump this track, you need garage door repair. Your door’s rollers can get off track in many ways, such as impact from a vehicle or wear in the rollers themselves.
- Door Makes Unusual Sounds. Every garage door will make some noise as it moves, but if yours begins making sounds that aren’t part of its usual output, you probably need garage door repair. If you hear rumbling, grinding, popping, etc., coming from your door, call our team at HLM Garage Doors & More, LLC to get started with professional garage door repair.