So, the time has come, and you need to call for garage door repair. Having to deal with this kind of unexpected problem can be an inconvenience, but it’s good to understand what might be causing the need for garage door repair.
- Dirt and debris: Over time, your garage door will experience normal wear and tear and begin to show signs of aging. One of these signs is a noisy garage door. The squeaking and screeching sounds when your garage door opens aren’t normal and are most likely a result of dirt and debris that has built up over the years. Rusty chains prevent a smooth garage door opening and can damage the door-opening mechanisms.
- Weather: From scorching heat to powerful storms, your garage door stands through it all. Heat can expand the metal railings, causing misalignment and blocked sensors. Excess moisture can potentially damage the door-opening system and parts of your garage door. The problems are even more likely if a cold snap causes moisture in your door mechanisms to freeze and expand.
- Broken springs: Springs are an important part of the garage door system. The springs build up tension to close the door and release that tension to lift up the door. When these springs break or get damaged, a number of problems can occur. If your garage door is off-balance, a likely cause is a broken spring. Another issue might be something causing an increase in the weight of your garage door. If springs or cables are left unchecked, you run the risk of experiencing an unmoving door, rusty parts, or even the garage door falling off.
It is important to be aware of the problems your garage door could have. Call us today at HLM Garage Doors & More, LLC for all of your garage door repair needs!