How to know if your overhead door is broken

Overhead garage doors are an essential part of any home, but as with most things, they are not invincible and are susceptible to damage and breaking. Garage doors usually last many years so how do you know when it is in need of overhead door repair? Well, here are a few common ways overhead doors break and what to do to repair your overhead door. 

Broken springs – Springs are used to open and close your door, but after a certain number of uses they break. There will usually be a loud almost firework noise when this happens. Opening or closing the door could do more damage to the door and could even unhinge the door so it’s important to call an overhead door repair company and get it fixed as soon as possible. 

Sticking rollers – Rollers can become sticky due to humidity or not enough lubricant to stop the friction. This will lead to a much louder garage door opening process and can lead to an unhinged garage door. If your door becomes unhinged, do not try to open and close it or you could damage the door more. Call a local overhead door repair specialist to fix the problem fast and efficiently. 

Broken cables – The cables on your overhead door can break from too much stress. This will lead your door to sag on the side the cables are broken and make that side seem heavier. 

Not opening or closing – The sensors of a garage door can become dirty or obtruded and stop your overhead door from opening or closing. Or your automatic garage door opener might be out of sync and need to be realigned with your garage door. This is usually a simple fix and can be done with a little bit of cleaner or a quick visit from an overhead door repair specialist. 

It’s hard to tell when your overhead door is in need of repair, but if you keep an eye out for these common problems, you’ll be one step ahead of any issues. If you have any concerns with your garage door please call Modern Overhead Door and we will assist you with the steps that will be best for you!

Modern Overhead Door has been installing overhead doors and overhead door openers since 1984. Contact us at call (920) 354-6887 for a free quote on how to add technology to your garage doors for your home or business around these Wisconsin cities and their surrounding areas: Appleton, Neenah, Oshkosh, Ripon, Kaukauna, or Fond du Lac. For years, we have been serving the Fox Valley area with garage door replacements, garage door installation, garage door openers, and all of your overhead door needs.

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