Troubleshooting Residential Garage Doors


A garage can be considered a luxury in most residential areas. It's a great way to keep your vehicle protected from the elements and also gives you a room to store outdoor items when they are out of season. For the most part, garages will not give you stress unless they are damaged in some way. One of the things that will require repair is the door for the garage since they go through so much wear and tear each time you use the garage. In order to solve your garage door issues, follow this guide for troubleshooting tips.


The garage door is attached in multiple spots to tracks running parallel to each other. The tracks are installed on the top of the garage and allow the door to open and close. If there is an issue with them, it will hinder the door from moving smoothly or at all. There are a few things that can cause this.


Tracks can become bent from damage and will no longer work properly. One way to prevent bent tracks is to avoid placing weight on the garage door in any way. Gently pull the door open or closed and never hang on it with your weight. If the tracks are bent, you may be able to pound the dents out of it enough that it will work again. Otherwise, you will need to install new tracks.


The garage isn't always the cleanest place and most people don't think about cleaning the tracks of the garage door. Over time, debris and other things can build up in the tracks. When this happens, the wheels that run along the tracks get sticky or clogged. You will need to completely clean out any debris so the wheels can move again.


Some people have manual doors, but a lot of people enjoy powered doors which use a motor to open and close the door. Here are some things that can go wrong with this type of door.

Power Source

The first thing you need to check is the power source for the door. Make sure that it is connected properly on all ends. If it is, go check the circuit box and see if the breaker tripped. Flip it back into the on position and try again if this is the case.


The other issue may be with the remote itself. Check the batteries and replace them with fresh ones to see if that helps. You may need new remotes if it still doesn't work.


General contractors can assist with other issues that you may face with your garage doors. They can repair severe damage, install new doors, and much more. For more information, contact a garage door service today.


13 December 2019

Your Garage Doesn't Have To Be Your Security Weak Link

I'm Megan Moore. I have always been very security-conscious ever since I woke up to find an intruder rummaging through my belongings in my living room. I never wanted this to happen again, so I purchased a state-of-the-art security system. But despite the security measures that I put in place, my home was still burglarized. The problem was with my garage door. Somehow, a burglar was able to get the code to the garage door opener. I realized that my garage was my weak link and I set out to learn everything I could about garage doors and garage door security.