Top garage problems

11/11/2015

At Bradford Garage Doors, we have bene helping the people of Bradford deal with issues to their garage door for over 30 years, by repairing and replacing faulty garage doors and parts on a daily basis.

Sometimes the problem with the garage door can be obvious but occasionally a problem will get worse and worse over time. Below our team of technicians have outlined some of the top garage door problems and what you can do to spot them.

Transmitter issues

Whilst this is getting less and less frequent, people do still have issues with their transmitter, caused simply by the batteries running out. With many families having more than one transmitter, you may want to check them all at the same time, but like anything electrical it does require power. Always check the batteries first before assuming there is something wrong with the mechanism.

Track issues

If your garage door is out of alignment, you could have a very big problems. Weight can cause issues with the tracks, however if this is the case, you should immediately call a professional and your door could be dangerous to use.

Part closing

This is a safety feature and happens on electronic garage doors when something is obstructing the clear closing of the door (designed to prevent the crushing of people and objects). Occasionally though the sensor can be clogged up with debris so it is tricked into thinking something is below it. Always check these first but if they are clear, call out a professional.

Door won’t go up

If your door will not open, there is often a problem with the torsion springs, which force the door up during any opening procedure. If one is broken the door will struggle to go up. You should never try and replace a spring unless you are qualified as working with them can be particularly dangerous.

These are just a few of the most common problems with garage doors that lead to them not working. Other issues can be wear and tear, damage caused by accident and old age.

If you have a problem with your garage door and live in Bradford or the surrounding areas, please do not hesitate to contact our garage door repair team on 01274 352 303. 


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