Automatic garage door systems wear down over time. You can expect small repairs when brackets get loose, wheels get damaged by debris, or your track gets bent for any reason. If your photo sensors get knocked down or shift out of alignment, they may need to be adjusted or replaced. If you have to press your remote a number of times before your garage door engages, you might need to put new batteries in your remote or to have the sensor on the back of your opener adjusted. Pay attention when your garage door doesn't work as it should, and call for garage door repair services if you don't know how to fix the problem.
Your Door Doesn't Stay Open
Tension springs hold your door open when it is in the open position. If the spring is weak, it won't be able to keep the door open. Tension springs last five to seven years and will weaken when used on a consistent basis. Pay attention to a door that shuts a few inches when in the open position, and call for help when it starts to close more than this amount on its own.
Brackets are Loose
Brackets get loose as your door opens and closes because of the vibration of the door. You can find brackets on the ground that need to be replaced. Check to see if your brackets are loose, and tighten them as needed.
Wheels Make Noise When Moving
Squealing wheels can mean your wheels need to be lubricated or that you need to have them replaced. Wheels wear down over time, and eventually, you may need new wheels or to have your entire garage door replaced when the wheels are no longer functioning correctly.
Your Door Takes Effort to Open and Close
A straining opener can mean that it's time to replace your opener. Tension springs help open your garage door and can make it difficult for your door to open when they need to be adjusted or replaced. If you notice that your door opens slowly, you might need a new opener, new tension springs, or both to be replaced.
A garage door system can last for decades with good maintenance. Pay attention to small issues and get your system serviced when needed. Get your automatic garage door repaired to avoid getting stuck without being able to open or close your door.
For more information on garage door repair, contact a company in your area like Georgia Garage Doors Inc.