Most Common Garage Door Problems

The average homeowner uses their garage door up to 1500 times a year. That's a lot of opening and closing, meaning you shouldn't be surprised when garage door problems pop up now and again.  

This article will highlight some common garage door problems that homeowners always experience. It doesn't matter what kind of garage door you have installed; it will ultimately experience one of the following problems. To learn more, contact a garage repair service. 

Noisy Garage Doors

Weird noises are bound to come up as long as you're using the garage door often. Noises can come from worn moving parts or the garage door opener. Unfortunately, these noises can be pretty disturbing, especially if your home office or bedroom is near the garage. 

Unlike other problems, you can quickly address the noises by applying lubricant to the moving components. You might also want to tighten all the track hardware. If you can't identify what's causing the noise, consider calling a garage door repair expert to diagnose the problem. A simple repair should do the trick in most cases.

Garage Door Opens Slowly

There's nothing as frustrating as a garage door that opens at a snail's pace. If you find your garage door is running slowly, the problem might be on the roller brackets, tracks, or hinges. 

You can address this problem by cleaning dirt from the tracks and applying a garage door lubricant to the moving parts. If that fails to work, consider installing a special opener that will boost the opening speed of your garage door. A garage door mechanic can also help troubleshoot the slow speed after inspecting the entire garage door system.

Self-Opening Garage Door

Sometimes your garage door will open or close of its own accord. You'll be surprised that the problem is coming from the transmitter. If there's any interference, the transmitter will automatically activate your door at odd times.

Check whether there's an object that's coming into contact with the transmitter. If there is one, then it's probably responsible for activating your door at unexpected times. An expert should come in handy if you're experiencing this problem.

Faulty Garage Door Opener

You can tell that you're dealing with garage door opener issues if the door doesn't respond to the remote or closes part way. A faulty garage door opener can be frustrating to deal with, especially when it's raining, snowing, or when you in a rush. In most cases, garage door opener problems stem from a burnt-out motor, faulty circuit breaker, faulty photo-eyes, faulty antenna, dead batteries, or a keypad that's out of range.