No matter the age or style of your house, if you have a
garage, there may come a time when your garage door will require some
maintenance and TLC. Picture this, you try to leave for work in the morning and
you cannot get out of your garage. The doors won’t open properly, and you’re
left wondering how you’re going to get to work. You examine your garage door
and notice that the door has become misaligned. Now what?
The procedure for regaining proper garage door alignment
depends on the location of the problem. It may be that simply time and daily
use has worn down or loosened the materials. Is the door squeaking, sticking,
or grinding? Is there a gap under the door? Does the door appear crooked or
off-kilter? Thankfully, no matter the case, these problems can be fixed without
breaking the bank.
Fixing a Crooked Garage Door
If the garage door is not properly balanced or appears
crooked, a professional can check the track’s springs and cables. If you have
broken or slipped cables, they need to be fixed or replaced as soon as possible
to get the door functioning again.
Fixing a Sticky Garage Door
A sticky or binding garage door is usually caused by poor installation. If the garage door won’t budge, it’s possible to adjust the tracks to realign the door. A professional will first check the screws. Then, before tightening up the screws, they’ll check the track to make sure it’s straight.
Fixing a Gap Under the Garage Door
A gap under your garage door can look unsightly, sloppy and
may be easy for a burglar to pry open! To fix this problem, a professional will
inspect the lower track and use a wrench to loosen the bolts. Then, they’ll move
the tracks back and forth so that the door can settle back into place.
No matter the problem, it can be dangerous to leave your
garage doors in disrepair. You may have an emergency and need to jump in your
car, only to discover that the door won’t open anymore. Plus, if the door is
stuck open or easily pried, a thief could enter while you’re not around!
Handling any type of issues with one of the biggest
components of your home can be extremely difficult. That’s why it’s best to
leave any garage door issues to the professionals! Give us a call today to receive a free, no
obligation estimate for your next repair or garage doors project.