Reasons Why You Have a Malfunctioning Garage Door

Now that winter is almost behind us, garage owners are all too happy about a garage door that works properly and has great insulation to keep the house warm. Garage doors last roughly 15-30 years, but there is always the chance that your garage door is now malfunctioning. But don’t worry, we are here to help! Here are the most common reasons your garage door is malfunctioning and what you can do.

Obstructed Laser Eye

This is one of the easiest fixes. All modern garage doors have a small LED laser that goes from one side of the garage to the other to make sure nothing is in the way of the garage door closing. This is a safety measure but if this laser is obstructed in any way, you may find that your garage door will have trouble opening or closing. First things first, remove any obstruction that hinders the door from closer. Second, clean the laser eye carefully and test your garage door again.

Misaligned Track

Garage doors function by being pulled up or down along a track and if there are loose bolts or screws, the garage door can go off track or become misaligned. This will usually come with some loud grinding noises so it’s important to be mindful of that. You can try and realign the door yourself while it is closed, but it is best to call a professional.

Broken Spring

Broken springs are one of the most common issues. How often you need to replace a spring will depend on how many times a year you open and close your garage door. Garage doors can weigh upwards of 200 pounds, so if you notice a broken spring, it is a good idea to get it checked by a professional.

The best way to prevent any of these issues from happening is to get your garage door inspected every year! Give Modern Overhead Door a try today and let us help you keep your garage door running smoothly for years to come!

Modern Overhead Door is a garage door repair and maintenance company. If you are in need of our services, contact us at (920) 354-6887.

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