We use our garage doors every day, but we rarely take the time to examine and inspect their condition and performance. Since garage door torsion springs lift and hold an enormous amount of weight, it’s important to schedule regular inspections and maintenance so that issues are caught early. Below are some common signs that your garage door is damaged and needs a visit from our Apex garage door company.
Your garage door doesn’t open or close fully
If your garage door doesn’t descend all the way to the ground, it may indicate a bad connection between the door and the garage door opener/control panel. A professional garage door repair company can help you figure out what is causing the malfunction.
You garage door is slow to respond to the opener
A fully-functioning garage door should respond to the open or close command a second or two after the garage door opener has been pressed. It should then open or close smoothly without any hitching or delay. If you observe any delay in operation, call a professional garage door repair technician as soon as possible.
Sagging garage door sections
It is recommended to check and test your garage door’s balance at least once a year. To do this, first disconnect the opener from the door. Then, open the garage door by hand. When you bring it to about midway and leave it there, it should not continue to rise or fall. If it does, it is likely that there is something wrong with the tension springs or other parts of your door.
The garage door squeaks or creaks
Most older garage doors make a lot of noise when operated. However, if the creaking or straining is excessive, there may be a problem with your spring, the opener backer, or the garage door opener itself.
The door is off the tracks
The garage door must be operated within the tracks that are placed on the sides of the door. There may be times when it comes off the tracks. This usually happens when the door is not in good condition or has been damaged. A professional can inspect the problem and replace the key parts if necessary.
Increasing energy bills
A thin or broken garage door will cause your home to “leak” air conditioning or heat, which in turn will force your HVAC system to work harder. Having your garage door inspected at least once a year keeps your family safe and saves you in utility costs, too!
Contact All American Overhead Garage Door in Apex NC
Garage doors weigh hundreds of pounds, and when they break, they can cause extreme damage to your property or even harm your family members. For these reasons, it is essential to have your garage door routinely inspected and serviced. If you live in Apex NC and would like to schedule a garage door inspection or repair, call us today for a free quote.