Garage Door Repair

Dallas-Ft Worth, TX

Nacogdoches-Lufkin-Jasper, TX

Atlanta, GA

Dallas-Ft Worth, TX

Nacogdoches-Lufkin-Jasper, TX

Atlanta, GA

Here When You Need Garage Door Repairs

Garage doors and openers are designed to make life easier. They save you the trouble of climbing out of your car to manually unlock and lift heavy doors. Instead, a single click of a button engages a motor that pulls it up for you. But as with any mechanical system, problems can – and do – arise with modern garage doors. Knowing what to do when malfunctions occur will ensure that the problem is fixed promptly so you can continue to enjoy the convenience provided by it.

Here are five of the most common garage problems reported by homeowners and what you can do to fix them or avoid any more troubles.

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Broken Springs

Every garage door system includes high-tension torsion springs that help the motor contained inside the operator lift the doors upward. Although the springs are strong and durable, they do not last forever. Repeated use over several years can weaken them to the point that they break.  If a torsion spring breaks, it is strongly advised that you refrain from manually opening your doors. Doing so can be dangerous. The exception to this rule is if there is a release lever that completely disconnects the spring from the door.

Damaged Panels

The individual panels of your doors will suffer extensive wear and tear over time. If left unattended, they can start to warp and develop cracks. Installing replacements is the best solution. It is important to realize that the panels provide support for your door’s frame and if one or more become severely compromised, they can adversely affect the alignment. That, in turn, will place the entire system at risk.

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garage door repair

Damaged Panels

The individual panels of your doors will suffer extensive wear and tear over time. If left unattended, they can start to warp and develop cracks. Installing replacements is the best solution. It is important to realize that the panels provide support for your door’s frame and if one or more become severely compromised, they can adversely affect the alignment. That, in turn, will place the entire system at risk.

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Malfunctioning Opener

Problems affecting remote openers are extremely common and sometimes easy to fix. If clicking your opener fails to engage the operator’s motor, try clicking the wall-mounted unit. If the wall-mounted unit works, try changing the batteries in the remote. If installing new batteries fails to resolve the problem, make sure the buttons on the remote have not been damaged or become stuck. It is also possible that the remote is transmitting a slightly different frequency than it should to your system’s receiver. If you are uncertain how to check the frequency, it is worth calling a professional garage door repair service.

Displaced or Broken Cables

If you look closely at the components that make up your system, you will notice a series of pulleys and cables. The doors could not be opened mechanically without those pieces. Although the cables appear strong, they can break. More commonly, they slip off the pulleys due to tension, twisting, or other problems stemming from improper installation. Whether they break or slip, both situations will result in an inert door. If a cable has slipped from its pulley, you might be tempted to reposition it yourself. It is a simple operation. The problem is, it is also dangerous. You would be better-served calling a technician with experience in automatic garage door repair.

garage door repair
garage door repair

Displaced or Broken Cables

If you look closely at the components that make up your system, you will notice a series of pulleys and cables. The doors could not be opened mechanically without those pieces. Although the cables appear strong, they can break. More commonly, they slip off the pulleys due to tension, twisting, or other problems stemming from improper installation. Whether they break or slip, both situations will result in an inert door. If a cable has slipped from its pulley, you might be tempted to reposition it yourself. It is a simple operation. The problem is, it is also dangerous. You would be better-served calling a technician with experience in automatic garage door repair.

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Bent or Twisted Tracks

You will see multiple tracks extending from the left and right sides of your doors. When the operator’s motor is engaged, the cables lift the door on those tracks. As long as the tracks are aligned properly, there should be no problems. Sometimes, however, the tracks fall out of alignment, become twisted, or sustain damage. If any of those situations occur, the entire system will be put at risk. The door can potentially fall off the compromised track. Fortunately, there is some redundancy built into the design of a quality system. Even if one side of the door slips off a bent or twisted track, it remains connected to multiple other tracks. But that doesn’t mean the problem can be ignored nor its resolution postponed.

When to Hire a Professional?

For a majority of repairs, it is a good idea to call a trained and certified technician. Professionals have experience in working with garage door systems and will know how to resolve complex issues quickly and safely. In addition, a certified professional will know how to fix problems without exposing themselves or the homeowner to injury. They will know how to manage the heavy doors, adjust the mechanical components, and negotiate the system’s construction without getting hurt. By contrast, homeowners who attempt to repair their garage doors on their own are usually unfamiliar with their system’s design. In trying to perform complicated repairs, they jeopardize their safety.

Call us for professional garage door repairs.

If you are experiencing persistent problems with your garage door, get in touch with Integrity Garage Doors today. Our reliable services will allow you to once again enjoy the convenience of a properly-functioning automatic garage door system.

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