Has your garage door been acting up? Not sure how to fix it or where to start? Repairs can get expensive and sometimes it can be hard to find someone reliable to help, so here are a few tips to help you figure out what you need to do to repair your garage door.
Before you bring people in for repairs, make sure your garage door opening system is clean. Sometimes if it hasn’t been cleaned in a while, there can be residue buildup or some other obstruction making it difficult for the gears to work correctly. Cleaning will also get rid of any grease and dirt buildup so that the tracks run smoothly. While you are cleaning your garage door, check for any missing nuts and bolts that could be the source of the problem.
Get A Second Opinion
Any home or commercial garage door repair can be really tricky. Find a friend or family member who can take a look or turn to your local repair shop. With two sets of eyes, you can evaluate what does not seem to work on your garage door and come up with some reasons as to why it might not be working. If you can find the problem then you can determine whether you have the capacity to fix the problem.
Check Your Sensor and Remote
Your problem could be a placement issue with the sensor. Make sure nothing is obstructing the sensor’s view so that it works properly. Make sure the remote for your garage door has batteries in it as well. Sometimes there can be issues with the remote working, and checking the batteries is the first step in figuring out if the remote is the problem.
Get An Estimate
Go to a manufacturer or repair shop like Austin’s Greater Garage Doors to get an evaluation of your garage door and an estimate to repair costs. You will want a professional to evaluate the situation before you try to fix something yourself. If you can, get all the information about what needs to be fixed and how so that you can do your research before requesting a repair.
Schedule Your Repair
Try to schedule the repair of your garage door for a time you will be home. It is helpful to see what was done, get a safety evaluation and learn better ways to maintain a working garage door so that repairs are needed less often.