How to Fix Common Garage Door Problems

It’s 8am on Monday. You split your coffee on your best shirt and burnt your toast. The day is already not going your way. You’re in a rush and you finally get everything together and head for the door. You click the garage door buzzer. It’s not opening.

When it rains, it pours, right? A problem with your garage door can be the straw that broke the camel’s back. But the good news is, you don’t need to get yourself worked up about a garage door that isn’t doing its thing. The chances are, it’s a super common problem and it’s easily fixed by a professional technician.

Here, the garage door gurus at Star Door Service tell us some common garage door problems and how they can fix them.

Your garage door is misaligned

Got a garage door that’s wonky, lopsided or simply not sitting right? This is known as garage door misalignment, and it’s a common garage door problem. The causes of garage door misalignment include a broken or rusted torsion spring, roller problems, or frayed cables.

Star Door Service fix misaligned garage doors on a daily basis, so it’s one of the most common problems they deal with. Give the team a call and they’ll quickly identify the problem before going about fixing it.

Your door opens halfway and gets stuck

Your garage door literally has one job: to go up and down. So, it’s understandable that you’re frustrated if it’s slacking off and only getting it half-done! A garage door that opens up halfway and gets stuck can be due to a few different factors, such as rusty or jammed rollers, an obstruction like a rock or stick, bent tracks, or improper limit settings on your automatic opener.

Again, this is a job for professionals only, so it’s best to give the guys at Star Door Service a buzz and let them work their magic!

Your torsion spring is broken

It may have heard like a car backfiring or a gunshot, but the chances are that the loud ‘BANG’ coming from your garage was the torsion spring breaking. You can visually inspect this yourself – and whatever you do, don’t try moving your garage door! If the spring is broken, there’s no torsion keeping your door upright and stable, meaning it can slam shut unexpectedly.

Replacing a broken torsion spring can be incredibly dangerous if you’re unsure what you’re doing. That’s why you should always call a professional to take care of it for you.

Your rollers are jammed up or noisy

If your rollers are a little jammed or noisy, you can try lubricating them. If this doesn’t help – you guessed it – call the team at Star Door Service for an inspection!

Star Door Service are your local legends for everything garage doors. As Perth’s best team for a range of garage door services and repairs, their expert technicians are known for diligence, attention to detail and friendly service. Grab a quote from Star Door Service today!

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