When couples or families are looking to buy a new house, most often the garage is a major part of that purchase. They look at how big the garage is, and most importantly, if it will fit how many cars the family or couple owns. If they can fit an average of two cars and have a little extra space for outdoor equipment, it’s usually a plus.
However, in order to enjoy the benefit of having a garage from keeping your car out of questionable weather, it has to work. Every once in a while garage doors can act up. The following are a few behaviors that you should look for in your residential garage doors in Rancho Cordova, CA if you think something’s wrong:
- The door opens and closes at odd times: If your garage door is opening and closing randomly, check your remote control that opens the doors. Maybe you stuck the control somewhere that suppresses its ability to work. Sometimes they’re under things in people’s cars or not even in the car but put elsewhere by mistake. If it’s in its proper place without anything blocking it, try locating its frequency. Sometimes neighbor’s controls are on the same frequency and when one person presses the button, both garage doors open or close.
- The door only closes half way and opens again: Garage doors are designed with many safety features, one being that it will stop moving if it senses something is blocking its path. This is to make sure that no small children get crushed by a garage door. Objects such as garbage cans, toys, mud or even gum can be detected, so make sure all of that is removed from the ground where the garage door closes. If everything is clear and the problem still persists, look for debris on the track of the garage door. Sometimes debris prevents the rollers from moving forward and closing the door all the way.
- The door closes all the way and automatically re-opens: This problem is usually caused by the open and close limit settings that are placed on the garage. This will tell the door opener how far the door should move before it is considered fully closed. When a door closes all the way and opens again, it usually means that the settings are too high, or the door hits the ground before the limits say. The door will assume that it’s hitting something in its path and with that safety feature mentioned above, will re-set in order to prevent crushing whatever object it thinks it is hitting. Reset the open and closing limits using the operator’s manual to help you.
- The garage door closes quickly, with a bang: One of two situations is happening here. The problem is either a broken spring tension or broken cables that connect the tension spring to the door. Either way, it’s best to call a garage door professional. It’s a bad idea to try and fix this on your own.
To help fix your residential garage doors in Rancho Cordova, CA, visit Action Door Service.