You depend on your garage door to function as it should and keep your home safe every day of the week. You park your car in your garage; you use it for storage, as an entrance and exit to your home and more. But many people are not aware of the hidden hazards and issues that can arise. As experts in garage door repair in Stillwater, we know about these unpredictable issues and hazards all too well. So here are some garage door issues to look out for and a few suggestions on how to keep you and your family safe from harm.
Bent Garage Doors
There are a few issues that may cause a damaged, bent garage door such as severe weather and high winds. Storm-proofing your garage and garage doors when you know there is bad weather on the way could be the difference between major and minor damage. You can brace the doors with a heavy-duty brace, which will add another level of support to the middle of the garage doors.
Garage Door Fallen Off Track
When your garage door falls off the track, there can be a few different causes. For example, accidentally hitting the garage door with your vehicle could be one. Or maybe a torsion spring broke and caused the entire door to go off track. Regardless of the cause, professional garage door repair is needed to get your garage door back up and running as it should.
Garage doors go through a lot over the years, so it’s important to check on the hardware every so often. Check the bolts and hinges to ensure they are still properly attached and haven’t gotten loose over the years. Garage door repair experts like those at Premium Garage Door Service can pinpoint any hardware issues and recommend any necessary repairs or replacement.
Disengage the garage door opener and pull the opener release handle. Lower the door to about the halfway point and see what happens. If it holds this position, it is properly balanced. If it rides back up, there is too much tension. If it falls, then there isn’t enough tension.
Springs, Rods, Rollers & More
Do a visual inspection of the springs, rods and rollers. If you notice any broken pieces, it’s time to call in a garage door repair company like ours for garage door repair.
For more information on garage door repair in Stillwater, call us at 612-234-4812 or Request Service.