If you are like many homeowners, then it is likely that you use your garage door more than you use your front door. This makes it critical that you are aware of your garage door’s condition, and that you have it repaired when necessary so that your garage door does not fail when you need it most (such as when you are trying to leave for work). Yet, how will you know if your garage door needs servicing? Here are just a few of the warning signs that can indicate that your garage door needs to be repaired.
Slow Response Times
A clear sign that something has gone wrong with one of your garage door components is if your garage door is acting slower than it used to. If you press the button and your garage door does not seem to want to open on the first try, or there is a delay before it starts opening, this can indicate problems with your garage door opener or clicker. There may also be cause for concern if your garage door moves slower than it used to within its tracks, as this could indicate mechanical problems that could cause your garage door to fail.
Your Garage Door Shakes or Moves Inconsistently
Your garage door is intended to open and close smoothly. If your garage door starts shaking while it is opening or closing, or if it seems to falter for a moment on its way up or down its tracks, then it is imperative that you have your garage door repaired right away. Broken parts are likely causing your garage door to struggle to function properly, and this could lead to a complete collapse, which can be disastrous.
One Side Moves Faster
If one side moves faster than the other when your garage door is opening or closing, this could indicate that one of your garage door’s springs has broken, and it is now relying on one spring to operate. You will want to have your garage door repaired before the other side breaks and your garage door stops working altogether.
Contact us to learn more about the signs which can indicate that your garage door is in need of repairs.