There are lots of components that go into making your garage door work. The two biggest ones are the door itself and the electronic door opener. It can be hard to separate the two when it comes to the operation of the door, so how can you tell which is at fault when your garage door starts to malfunction?
Let’s look at some problems you might be facing with your garage door and assess whether it’s a problem with the door or with the garage door opener.
Your door won’t open or close
There can be several reasons why your garage door won’t open or close properly. It could have fallen off its tracks, a spring may have snapped, or it may be a problem with the garage door opener. Severe damage to the garage door may also lead to this problem. Have the problem assessed by a garage door technician to determine what the problem is and what part needs replacing, if any.
Lots of noise when opening or closing the door
A noisy garage door may simply indicate that parts need tightening or lubricating, or it might be a mechanical problem with the automatic door opener. Again, it’s important to call in a professional for a garage door tune-up to determine the cause of the sound and its severity. The noise may even be coming from the opener itself if it has started vibrating while opening and closing the door, which can become a serious issue if left unchecked.
Your garage door is old
On average, residential garage doors last between 15-30 years while automatic garage door openers then to last between 10-15 years. So, if you are having problems with your garage door and you suspect its age is the problem, then you may be able to just replace the opener and get perhaps another 10 years out of the garage door before it needs replacing. If you call in a professional, they’ll be able to assess the condition of your door and opener to give their expert opinion.
If you’re having problems with your garage door, always call a technician to assess the problem before attempting anything DIY, as this can be dangerous. At Action Overhead Door, we can repair the problem or advise you if any components need replacing. Get in touch for services around Savannah and Rincon, Georgia.