Common Problems With Automatic Garage Doors

Automatic garage doors are convenient when they’re working. However, when they are not it can be a huge headache. You either have to adjust to parking outside, or you’ll need to call a local garage door repair company.

There are many things that may go wrong with your automatic garage door, and in some cases, you may be able to troubleshoot the issue yourself. For more complicated problems, we recommend you call a professional garage door repair technician rather than trying to repair it yourself.

Below we go through some of the most common problems with automatic garage doors.

The Door Doesn’t Open Or Close Automatically

If the door won’t open automatically, look around and see if you can spot anything blocking it. It’s possible something fell or was moved in front of the sensor, blocking it. Gently wipe off the sensor to remove any dirt or debris and see if that works. If not, it may be an issue with the control panel. In that case, it’s time to call a garage door repair company.

It Makes A Lot Of Noise When Opening Or Closing

If your overhead door is making a lot of noise when opening or closing, it’s either overdue for maintenance, which includes cleaning and lubricating the components, or the springs and cables are worn out.

The Door Is Crooked When It Closes

If the door is crooked when it closes, chances are the hinge is broken and needs to be replaced. Another common problem with automatic garage doors is it may come down but not close all the way. Both of these can be signs it’s time to replace your door. Call in a professional like A1 Overhead Door Services. We’ll assess the problem and get you a solution quickly

The Automatic Door Opener Is Broken

If you’re not able to use your door at all, with the remote or manually, it’s a pretty good sign that there’s an issue with the opener. We offer garage door opener installation, as well as repair services and maintenance in the Calgary area.

If your automatic garage door has stopped working, give us a call at 403-923-8186 or submit a contact form request. A1 Overhead Door Services is Calgary’s top choice to all garage door troubles.