If your garage door is not closing, there could be several reasons that are contributing to the problem. In order to find out why your door sticks or doesn’t shut properly, you can do some troubleshooting before you call in the professionals.
1. First, take a look and make sure the door isn’t sensing that something is in the way. Many doors stop and will not close tight if they detect an object. Some doors will stop where they are, and others will return to a fully upright position. Even something like a large rock could be picked up by the sensors, so make sure the area around and immediately under the doors is clean.
2. Once you’ve done that, take a look at the springs on the door when you’re trying to close it. Are the springs binding? Is something rubbing them or causing them to stick? If so, make sure to clear the obstruction so your door can close smoothly and you don’t have to worry about the problem any longer. Springs can also become stretched or damaged and need replacement, but that might not be something that’s obvious if you’re not that familiar with garage doors. Don’t try to take the springs off the door, either, because they’re under a lot of pressure.
3. When you’ve checked out your door and you don’t see anything obviously wrong with it, it’s time to call in the professionals at 610-837-4738. Then you can get your door diagnosed and fixed properly, so you don’t have to deal with the frustration and inconvenience of your garage door not closing like it’s supposed to. Depending on what you store in your garage, having the door stuck open could be a risk for theft and could also cause other problems. It’s definitely safer to have the door shut each and every time, so you’re not putting your vehicle and other items at risk.
By checking with a professional, you can find out more about the causes of closing problems with garage doors, so you’ll know how to troubleshoot the issue next time. A professional will look at the door, the springs, and the opener since the problem might not be with the door itself. Problems can occur in garage door openers, too, especially when the weather is very cold.
Keep that in mind if the weather in your area has been bad or if there has been a significant electric surge, such as from a lightning storm. Because door openers can be sensitive to their surroundings, they’re part of what a professional will check when he or she comes to look at your garage door. You don’t have to live with a garage door not closing. Solve your aggravation by calling a professional today. Repair garage doors today with Girard’s same day service. Call Girard at 610-837-4738