If your garage door is making a funny noise or isn’t closing properly there are a few things you can look at to try and resolve the issue. The first step would be to check the tracks for any dents or debris. Because most tracks are aluminum, a slight bump could warp it just enough to cause you issues. Another thing you should examine is the cables and wires for any fraying or loss of tension. Make sure the door is hanging evenly and do a visual assessment of the hinges, brackets and springs.
A1 Overhead Door Services will first troubleshoot the issue with you over the phone before stopping by in person to determine the exact cause. We’ll fix bent tracks, repair and replace broken springs, realign the sensors for your opener and tense the opener chain.
If your overhead door is doing any of these things it’s recommended you give us a call: it isn’t opening or closing properly, including getting jammed in one position. It closes to quickly, or slams down when it does close. It’s grinding, banging or squealing when it opens and closes, or if it fails to respond altogether.
Overhead Door Installations
Picking the right overhead door for your home can help prevent problems down the road. There are different styles of garage doors, openers and remote systems available and not every one is necessarily the right fit for your home.
For the door itself you have the option of going with a steel craft door, a wooden door, aluminum, glass, wind-loaded, steel insulated or a plain garage door. From there you have the option of a chain-drive opener, belt-drive opener or a screw-drive opener.
At A1 Overhead Door Services, we can install any type of overhead door, doing so quickly and efficiently. We also provide repair services on every style of door. Even a small mistake can ruin your garage door or affect how it operates, which is why it’s important to hire an experienced team to install it properly.
Garage door repairs can be dangerous if you don’t have the knowledge and expertise to work on it yourself. A few sure signs you should call us are broken or snapped cable and wires, cracked, bent or broken rollers, broken springs or springs that look stretched, issues with the door weight balance, for example if it’s not closing properly, or any other unresolved issues involving the door opener or remote.
Opener not working as it should. Are you finding you’re stuck parking in the cold, or worse, can’t get out of your garage? Sometimes a simple fix like changing the battery, or resetting the system is all you need. For the times it’s not, call on A1 Overhead Door Services to help.
Having a working, functional garage door is something many take for granted, until it stops working. If the motor is not operating as it should, it quickly becomes frustrating to manually open and close the door. When your garage door doesn’t open it doesn’t always mean you need a replacement, often it just requires a repair.
Types of Garage Door Openers:
- Chain-drive Openers
- Belt-drive Openers
- Screw-drive Openers
Your garage remote control not only adds a level of convenience for you, it offers extra safety. It allows you to quickly open the garage door and get inside without having to struggle to manually open or close the door. However, when your remote stops working and replacing the batteries doesn’t resolve the issue, you need an expert to look at the situation. A1 Overhead Door Services can assess the problem and figure out if it’s the clicker that died, if there’s an issue with the opener itself, or something wrong with the antenna or circuit board.
Like most things, the springs on your garage will eventually wear out meaning you’ll need to hire someone for a garage door spring repair or to replace them altogether. At A1 Overhead Door Services, we will take a look at the springs and determine exactly what the issue is and discuss the best course of action with you. Commonly there are two types of springs used in a garage door install. Extension springs are usually located above the upper horizontal tracks on either side of the door. This type of spring uses counterbalancing force to support the door by expanding.
The other common type is a torsion spring which uses torque to raise the door. A torsion spring will slowly twist and coil on the shaft when force is used. It also comes in a number of wire sizes and lengths which are fitted based off of your garage door’s specific dimensions, including weight and height.
For replacements and garage door spring repairs in Calgary, call A1 Overhead Door Services, we can help you figure out what the problem is and save you money from costly repairs down the road.
We can help with:
- Extension spring repair
- Extension spring replacement
- Torsion spring repair
- Torsion spring replacement
- Overhead door spring adjustments
- Broken spring coils
A pretty obvious sign you might need a company providing overhead garage door services is if the cable holding your door has snapped in two. A broken cable will need to be replaced and should always be done by a trained professional who can do it safely and efficiently.
When a garage door cable breaks it can leave the door hanging mid-air, causing the other side to bear more weight. This quickly becomes a very dangerous situation where the door could come crashing down on you or your vehicle.
Not every garage cable issue requires a full replacement. Sometimes the cable has just slipped off the drum or hasn’t been maintained properly, resulting in weak or damaged cables. Whatever the case may be, it’s always best to bring in trained technicians who can assess the situation and quickly make any repairs needed.