You might be dealing with garage door that will work sometimes and sometimes, will not. When you have a temperamental garage door that will only do what it wants to do when it wants to do it, can be extremely annoying. Perhaps you have a good reason for not calling on the services of a professional garage door service in East Cobb, Georgia, such as Pro East Cobb Garage Repair. Maybe you find it an inconvenience to stop what you are doing to give us a call. Whatever the case might be, if you do not want to further frustrate yourself, simply contact a professional garage door service and allow them to find out why your garage door isn’t responding correctly. There is usually a very common reason why your garage door is acting the way that it is. With all of our experience working on residential and commercial garage doors, we certainly know a thing or two about garage doors.
Even though you can troubleshoot the problem yourself, it is best if you allow a trained professional to do this for you. One of the most logical things that a professional garage door will check is your remote to make sure you have batteries that work. If the batteries do not work, they will not communicate effectively with your garage door opener. This means that your door will not function correctly. When the batteries are just starting to go dead, your garage door may still work but not at full capacity. When the batteries are completely dead, the door will not work at all. This is one of the most common reasons why garage doors do not work. Save yourself some time and frustration by switching out your old batteries for new ones to see if this will solve your problem. You can easily do this by sliding off the back of the remote or unscrewing the backside of the remote to install new batteries. Be sure that you have the batteries properly installed before attempting to use the remote again.
As a safety precaution, more recently installed garage doors have a photo eye on either side of the door that detects when something is in its path and will prevent the door from closing. You don’t have to worry about walking under the door and having it fall down on you because the sensors will recognize something in the path of the door and prevent it from closing. Sometimes, small particles or debris can get on the lenses of the photo eye and this may also cause it to stop. If the eyes do not align this can also cause the door to malfunction. The beams have to connect in order for the door to function properly. If your door is misaligned, it can also cause the beams to become misaligned. You can clean the photo eye if you are extremely careful. If you’re not careful you might unknowingly scratch the eye of the photo eyes. Why make the situation any worse than it already is. Some simply opt to have an expert garage door technician to handle this for them to ensure the job is done safely.
Another common problem that will not allow your garage door to operate correctly is a track that is out of alignment. If the metal track, which the garage door slides on is not properly aligned, the door will not move. When there are spaces between the rails or rollers or the rails are bent, there is a serious problem that needs to be addressed. Continuing to use the garage will only make the problem worse, even dangerous, if the tracks are already misaligned. When you start to notice an unusual noise when the door gets to a specific point on the track, you’ll know that the door is misaligned. An expert service technician will loosen the tracks screws, which hold the frame together. They will then tap it gently to reposition the tracks until they are realigned again. If the screws are not properly installed and screwed back in, this will cause you even further issues. The technician will perform this process on each track to ensure that it is properly realigned. In some instances, the tracks may not be able to be realigned and it may be necessary to have a new track installed.
Lets go back to something slightly more simple, your remote or transmitter. If you are out of the range of where your remote will be able to successfully communicate with your garage door, it may not open. Every door and remote has a certain range that will enable the door to function properly. If you are not in the range, the door will not open or close properly. Try to wait until you are directly in front of your garage before opening the door. This also serves as a safety precaution so that no one is able to quickly sneak into your garage. Only opening the door once you are in eyesight of it is a practice you should adopt on a regular basis.
If you are in front of your garage and it still doesn’t open, find the garage antenna on the opener to make sure there isn’t something blocking it. Your door will not get the signal that your remote is sending it if there is something blocking your opener antenna. Sometimes, your antenna may be damaged. This is definitely a reason for you to contact a professional garage door service technician. Most problems can quickly and simply be correctly even before you call for professional help. Just check to make sure nothing is blocking any of the sensors attached to your garage door or its opener.
A garage door can be a dangerous place if you have an uncontrollable garage door. Don’t allow yourself or anyone else to be harmed by your door. Contact a professional garage door service in East Cobb today to ensure your door continues working.