Garage doors are essential in order to protect and secure your garage. However, there are many things that can go wrong with them. Most garage doors are made up of two main components and this includes the actual door and the opening mechanism. If you are experiencing problems with your garage door, then it is best that you call a repair service to have them diagnose the problem and fix it as soon as possible. However, there are some simple problems that you can probably fix on your own and we will now take a look at some of them.
One of the most common problems with garage doors in Denver CO is the opener not working. This is particularly common in drive screw or chain operated garage door openers. In order to fix it, you will need to apply lubricant or oil to the length of the garage opener. It is best that you use a silicone based lubricant and be sure to remove any excess oil. In most cases, this will solve your problem and the garage door will open.
Another very common problem that can also be solved with lubricant is a squeaky or noisy garage door. If your garage door is making a grinding noise or there is a lot of squeaking in a particular area, then that area needs to be lubricated. In some cases, the noise may be due to a part being loose, so simply tighten it if that is the case.
The third issue we will look at is if the garage door closes but then it immediately opens again. The most likely issue here is that the photo eyes are not properly aligned. Photo eyes are plastic devices which are positioned on the two sides of a garage door. They are a safety feature and you need to ensure they are working properly. To do so, you need to check both photo eyes and ensure that they both have a flashing green light. Also, if there is any debris in front or on both of the photo-eyes, then be sure to remove them since that could be the problem. If you’ve found that the photo-eyes are not flashing a green light, then they are out of alignment. You will need to take a tape measure to measure the distance from the ground to the middle of the first photo-eye. Then, repeat the same measurement for the other photo-eye. You should then adjust either of the photo-eyes so that they line up with each other.
The last problem we will look at is if the garage door opens a little but then closes. If you’re experiencing this problem, then the chances are very high that your garage door springs need to be replaced, especially if they haven’t been replaced within the last 3 years. In the event that you have replaced them within this time period, then there may simply be one or more garage springs that are broken and these have to be replaced.
In closing, these are a couple of tips that will help you to fix the most common problems with garage doors in Denver CO. It is highly advisable that you hire a trained garage door repair professional since they will get your garage fixed as quickly and efficiently as possible.