Broken Garage Door or Opener Problems

Every house with a garage at some point will have a broken garage door or opener that prevents opening and closing. Garages are often used to enter the home and because of this having a routine to inspect the various parts of your garage and opener is a great idea. Once something goes wrong, it’s best to know what to look for to find the problem and fix it yourself or call a local professional garage door repair company.

Over the years our technicians have diagnosed and repaired thousands of garage doors and openers. Here are 5 common reasons your door garage door or opener stops working properly.

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5 Things to Check for a Broken Garage Door or Opener

  1. The opener remote no longer opens and closes the door – Is the opener plugged in the outlet? Make sure the power cord has not become unplugged. Also, verify the remote has a good battery plus check your garage remote user manual about the sensor settings.
  2. The garage opens on its own – Is there another remote someone else is using? If not, make sure and check the opener wiring for any loose connections. Use the manual to troubleshoot further and reset opener if needed. If the door continues to open by itself, call a garage repair service technician for help.
  3. Garage door gets jammed when opening or closing – Is there anything blocking the sensor? Keep the path of the door clear. Also, check for a broken spring. Lubricate moving parts if needed.
  4. The door makes loud noises, and squeaky sounds – Check rollers, hinges, and bearings and lubricate if needed. A broken spring or opener also causes loud noises.
  5. The garage door doesn’t open or close completely – Tracks get damaged and bent. Straighten out bends to fix this. Also, check for a damaged or broken spring.

Austin TX Garage Door Repair Service

Garage doors and openers don’t last forever, but with regular maintenance, you can extend their life-span. If none of the above tips to find and fix your door or opener didn’t work, give us a call. Our garage door technicians are rated 5 stars by Yelp and we repair and service all makes and models of doors and openers. Our greater Austin technicians will fix your broken garage door or opener fast and on the same day if needed.

Loud Garage Door Quieting Tips

How to Fix a Loud Garage Door

Do you have a loud garage door that wakes up the whole block anytime you come home late at night? Because garage doors are the heaviest moving part of a home some noise is expected but it shouldn’t terrify the children every time it opens and closes. Fixing a loud garage door is not a difficult task and here are a few tips to help bring the noise levels down.

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Tips for Quieting a Loud Garage Door

  • Tighten Up Hardware
  • Lubrication
  • Replace Garage Rollers
  • Apply a Buffer

Garage Door Parts

There are many parts and pieces that make up a garage door. One reason doors get louder is overtime some of the nuts and bolts loosen up. When this happens you may hear rattling which adds to the loudness factor. Get a ranch and find any nuts that are loose on the door or track and tighten them. Be sure to not tighten too much but firm.

Garage Door Lubrication

Lubrication also plays a part in how loud your garage door sounds. Find yourself a lubricant spray that’s made for metal parts and lubricate the rollers, the inside of the track and also on the top of the door springs. For garage doors with chains, make sure to lubricate the chain and also hinges located on the panels to reduce noise.

Garage Rollers

How old are the rollers on your garage door? Are they made of metal or nylon? Old metal rollers are noisy. It’s best to replace them with nylon rollers. Even if your home garage has nylon rollers and you hear noise still, replace them with new nylon rollers.

Rubber Noise Insulation

Many homeowners are able to fix a loud garage door by using thin rubber pads or specialized insulation strips made especially for garage doors. Placing the rubber pads or insulation strips between the motor and the brace that attaches to the ceiling will dramatically reduce noise. This rubber buffer makes for a much quieter door when it opens and closes.

Garage Door Service Near Austin Texas

Doesn’t take much time to quiet your garage door with these tips. We also understand people having the time and the technical ability to perform these tasks is not something all of us have. If you’re an Austin area homeowner in need of a garage door service we here to lend a hand.