Has your automatic garage door stopped working and needs troubleshooting to see what’s wrong? Do you need help finding out if you can do a garage door repair yourself, or is it best to hire some experts? Like other Greater Austin homeowners, you may use your garage as the main entry into your home. With this much use having your door fail to open and close is a serious issue and, of course, an inconvenience.
Common Automatic Garage Door Problems
Did you know that most residential garages are open and closed an average of 5 times per day? That’s nearly 2,000 times a year your garage opens and closes! If it’s an older door, there a good chance it will have issues at some point. So before picking up the phone to ask about a garage door repair estimate, check to see if it’s an easy fix or if professionals need to step in to help.
Automatic Garage Door Opener Adjustment Switch
Anytime an automatic garage door isn’t shutting the way it should, there are common issues that are usually the culprit. Many times it’s an adjustment issue with the close limit switch. This switch tells the motor when to stop. Changing the switch and the motor unit settings will help see if the adjustment switch is the issue. Lots of times, after adjusting the opener settings, the garage properly closes and a garage door repair is not needed.
Is there a problem with The Garage Remote?
Check to see if your automatic garage door opens and closes by using the wall switch. If it opens and closes like normal, then the remote is malfunctioning. Next, check that the remote batteries are good and if so, make sure you’re standing within the remote’s range while opening the door. Finally, check the programming of the remote.
Lots of modern remote controllers use 3rd party software such as MUSIC or Google Home to operate their hardware systems (or other electronic devices). An external programmable controller like Siri can also program many plug-ins via Bluetooth® technology that allows kids to access these automatic garage door functions without leaving home.
Is it time for a replacement Automatic Garage Door Opener?
Common garage door repair signs for the opener are excessive noise: With age, the motor in your opener will have more and more trouble pulling the same garage door open. If you notice the opener is making more noise than usual, including creaking, squeaking, or clanking, it’s time to talk to a professional! We know how garage openers operate and can diagnose over the phone what the problem is and provide a free quote to repair or replace your garage opener. If you have an older model, this could be an excellent time to install a smart automatic garage door opener.
Faulty Garage Door Springs
It’s the springs on an automatic garage door that do most of the work to open and close your garage. If your springs have corrosion or rust on them or are making loud popping and squeaking sounds, it could be time to replace them. You could lubricate the areas to lessen the sound, but these are solid signs a garage door repair is in the future.
If your garage door is opening unevenly, this also is another sign that the springs are faulty and a garage door repair of the springs may be needed. Garage door springs last about 7-9 years, although the actual lifespan depends on how much the door is maintained and used. Lots of folks think it’s the opener motor that lifts the garage door. The motor’s only job is to make sure the door starts moving and then controlling the movement.
Greater Austin Garage Door Repair and Maintenance
Need assistance with a automatic garage door repair? For nearly 25 years, we’ve helped Greater Austin garage door company business, property, and homeowners fast, reliable, and affordable garage door services. If your door is currently broken and needs it repaired quickly, we are available with 24/7 repairs in Austin and Surrounding Cities.