3 Signs That Your Garage Door Needs Repairs

Posted on: 3 August 2022

While residential garage doors are quite sturdy and reliable, there are a variety of common issues which can result in the need for a garage door repair. Your ability to spot these issues can help you to avoid a potentially dangerous situation. Continue reading to learn more about some of the signs that your garage door is in need of professional repairs. 

#1: There Is A Delay In Your Garage Door Opening 

If you make use of an automatic garage door opener, you should see your door begin to open as soon as you press the button on your remote. If the door shutters or there is a delay before the door begins to open, this could point to one of several different problems that will all require professional repairs. For instance, this problem can be caused by a door that is off track or a broken hinge. Broken or worn-out springs can also cause this problem.

#2: You Cannot Manually Lift Your Garage Door

Even garage doors that are typically operated using an automatic door opener can be manually operated as long as the manual release has been engaged. If you have disengaged your door opener and are still not able to manually open your garage door, there is a good chance that either a broken cable or spring are to blame for the issue. Both of these issues can result in a rather serious safety risk. Consequently, you will want to seek out a garage door repair as quickly as possible. 

#3: Your Door Is Not Level

If your garage door makes use of extension springs, these springs will run along each side of the door rather than being positioned in the center of the door. If the spring on just one side of the door begins to wear or is broken, you will often notice that the door is no longer level. This issue is most noticeable when the door is opening since the tension in these springs helps to provide the power needed to successfully open your garage door. You may also notice a gap at the top of your door on one side once the door when the door is fully closed. A failure to address this issue quickly will put additional strain on the remaining springs, as well as your garage door opener, and can ultimately result in the need for additional garage door repairs. 

To learn more, contact a garage door repair service in your area.