Garage doors are like every aspect of your house. They’re not perfect, and they’re bound to break down at one point or another throughout the time you live in your home. Unfortunately, figuring out why a garage door won’t work isn’t always an easy job. Most of the time the root of the problem isn’t evident until a repair professional is able to get a look at it and point out the issue. Here are a few of the most common reasons our professionals get calls for garage door repairs in Rancho Cordova, CA, and the possible reasons behind the issue:
- Garage door stays open or closed: Having an attached garage is a great convenience, but only if the door opens and closes when you want it to. Repeatedly tapping the open and close button to no avail is frustrating, and waiting around for the garage to open can make you late for work or school. If your garage doesn’t budge when you hit the remote clicker, make sure the clicker’s batteries aren’t dead. That’s a quick fix that you can perform yourself. If the batteries are fine, and the button isn’t working inside your garage, you have deeper issues. The tracks may be improperly lubricated, or debris may have simply clogged up the tracks. Those are two other quick fixes you can potentially take care of yourself. If the tracks look fine, you’ll probably need to call a professional for help. A pro will make sure your springs and gears are all working properly, and that the door is hung straight.
- Garage door closes too quickly: It’s great news if your door closes—unless it closes too quickly. A faulty door can be dangerous for any person (or any pet) who is trying to get into or out of the garage. A door that closes rapidly either has an issue with its springs or its cables. It should come as no surprise that springs that are too loose pose a problem, as do broken cables. Call a technician as soon as you notice any issue with your door while it closes. A professional garage repairman can easily diagnose and correct your problem in no time at all.
- Garage door opens too slowly: On the opposite end of the spectrum, garage doors can sometimes open too slowly. Waiting for the door to raise doesn’t pose any real threat of injury, but it can be rather frustrating to watch it creep open. This problem is usually caused by an issue with the track and/or the rollers. A bent track will slow down the door’s ability to open, as will rollers that aren’t well lubricated. Our professional technicians can figure out the true cause of the issue and either straighten the tracks, or lubricate the rollers. If the issue is the result of another problem, we’ll be sure to figure it out and correct it!
Give Action Door Service a call if you’ve ever experienced these or any other issues that will require garage door repairs in Rancho Cordova, CA. Our experts have years of experience repairing a variety of problems, and look forward to solving yours for you!