Garage Door Repair
Of course, during your regular garage door maintenance appointment, we will check a number of different operational mechanisms and elements. In that time, we will be able to identify other issues that may cause your door to work improperly. Unfortunately, things may come up in between our regular visits and there is sometimes no way to prevent your door from breaking down over time. Here we will discuss some of the common problems that could arise between our regular visits that would call for a proper repair.
Noisy Garage Doors
When a garage door starts to make funny noises that you are not used to hearing, then it is probably time to call a technician. Noisy doors can stem from all kinds of problems. Usually, lubrication and the replacement of a few smaller parts will put the door back to normal. Sometimes, the hinges of the doors are the issue, and will need to be replaced over time as dirt and debris causes them to break down. If your rollers along the sides of the doors have begun to break down, they too could be the culprit of the funny noises coming from your garage door.
Frozen Garage Doors
Moisture and cold weather can often hinder an otherwise perfect garage door. Other times, there can be something wrong with the opening system. If the door is not wanting to open or close, do not attempt to pull it or push it to open or close manually. It can cause more damage to your garage door by putting it our of balance or adding too much torque to the door. If the door is frozen to the ground, you can try warming up the ice to melt it by pouring warm water or using a de-icing product, but it is better to simply call Garage Door Repair Philadelphia so that we can properly assess the situation.
There are some major safety concerns when it comes to heavy equipment like a garage door. Doors weigh hundreds of pounds and can fall and cause damage to you or your property. If a pet or child gets stuck under a garage door, it can be deadly. It is always important to follow the proper safety precautions and use a door system that has an auto-stop and auto-reverse sensing system.
When the springs of your garage door begin to wear out, the door can become out of balance. This can lead to further damage of other parts and eventual break down of the door if it is not properly dealt with within a timely manner. Because the springs are under a large amount of pressure, it is important that you always call Garage Door Repair Philadelphia to fix this kind of problem.