When to Hire a Professional for Garage Door Repair
Over the course of time, it is not uncommon for garage doors to suddenly start to show symptoms of malfunctioning. It may be something as simple as a spring that needs to be replaced or it could be the entire mechanism that is starting to go.
The problem with garage doors is that you typically do not know there is a problem, until it is too late. Then you are faced with either repairing the door yourself or hiring a professional for tasks that are too difficult for you to undertake yourself.
Common Problems You May Face
There are several common issues that arise with electronic garage doors. Some of them are an easy fix while others require the aid of a skilled technician to come and help you fix the problem.
Remote Door Opener Stops Working- this could be an indicator that you may need to have your battery changed. Try this first, before any other solution, as it is the least expensive to fix.
If replacing the battery does not help the remote opener start working again, it could be a programming issue. Each remote is programmed to its specific door and the mechanism that lies within.
In some cases, the remote opener failing to work is a sign of the failing mechanism itself. While you can replace the battery yourself, the programming and mechanism failure of the garage door definitely need to be addressed by a repair professional.
Garage Door Fails to Open- many times when this happens, it is because of a buildup in the door itself. Whether it is a combination of leaves, grass or dirt, it can get into the mechanism and clog it.
A professional can remove this buildup and restore your door to working condition. If it is not a buildup, the logical explanation, then, is that a spring has finally broken due to the enormous tension that they bear during the life of your usage.
Spring replacements must be done by a qualified professional who is skilled in garage door repair.
It is not uncommon for garage doors to begin to show problems or malfunction. After all, they are electronic mechanisms that are subject to rigorous daily use.
It is important to know when you can handle a task yourself, and when it is best left up to the professionals, otherwise you run the risk of injury to both yourself and your wallet.