MY GARAGE DOOR IS NOT OPENING. WHAT COULD BE WRONG?
Garage door springs are the most common cause of a garage door that will not open. Springs come in different sizes for different weight capacities, and if you have oversized weights on your garage door – it can put more strain on the springs – which can cause them to break. The weight of your garage door must match what is recommended by the manufacturer. If you have an automatic opener, it may be possible that the garage door springs are not strong enough to lift the weight of your door if it is fully open.
MY GARAGE DOOR OPENS ONLY PART OF THE WAY AND THEN STOPS, WHAT SHOULD I DO?
This can be caused by a couple of different things. It’s important to know if your garage door is an automatic opener or a manual (push) opener. If you have an automatic opener, the sensors located at the bottom of the door need to be adjusted. The red light should be facing downward to detect obstacles under the door. Also, if there are any objects near the garage door that could also cause it not to open all the way. If you have a manual opener, this could be caused by a broken cable or chain on your garage door. In both cases, you will need to get a professional repair technician to come and inspect your garage door and make any necessary repairs.
I HEAR LOUD, STRANGE NOISES COMING FROM MY GARAGE DOOR, WHAT SHOULD I DO?
If your door is making loud noises as it opens or closes, this can be caused by several different things. One of the most common causes for a squeaky garage door is that the hinges and rollers need to be oiled. Simply spray some WD-40 on them and wipe them down with a paper towel – do not spray it directly on the surrounding areas as you may damage paint finishes. Also if your garage door has weather stripping, ensure that they are properly sealed around the edges so they don’t rub against each other. If you have an automatic opener, it’s also possible that something could be caught under the garage door which is causing it to drag. If your hinges are worn down they might be letting the garage door down too fast which is causing the whole system to shake. Another possibility is that there are some bolts or screws that are coming loose. A professional service technician will know how to adjust these settings so you don’t hear any more noises.
WHAT IS THE BEST TYPE OF GARAGE DOOR FOR MY PROPERTY?
There are several different types of garage doors, each with its own set of pros and cons. One of the most common is a sectional steel door. These doors can be manually or automatically operated, but they are permanently attached. They are extremely durable and sturdy while still being lightweight which makes them very easy to open for larger vehicles. A second option is an aluminum panel door that gives you the same strength as a steel door but it has a much lighter weight because it’s made up of individual panels which are connected by clips instead of hinges. The problem with these types of doors is that if any one of the panels get damaged or broken, then every surrounding panel will need to be replaced too. Lastly, you have your traditional wooden garage door. Wooden garage doors come in several different styles which can make them stand out or blend in with your home depending on your taste. The downside to these doors is that they are much more susceptible to damage and breaking than other materials, but if you choose a higher quality door then it will last for years to come.
DO YOU PROVIDE GARAGE DOOR REPAIR SERVICE AFTER HOURS?
Our team at Perfection Garage Door Renton provides emergency garage door services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and we know the importance of having your garage door repaired as soon as possible. For this reason, we offer an emergency same-day service that is available to all of our customers. We understand that many of our customers depend on their garage doors for security and safety so we do everything we can to ensure all repairs are performed quickly and efficiently by experienced repair professionals. If you’re experiencing an issue with your garage door such as the spring snapping or it’s getting caught when opening or closing then please give us a call immediately at (425) 264-8378 so we can send out our technicians right away.