Garage doors are used every day, often multiple times a day. However, as much as we use them, we very rarely think to check them or service them often. What you may not realize is that since they are used so frequently, garage doors require regular inspections and maintenance to ensure that they are working correctly and none of the parts are showing disrepair. Checking regularly and getting your door serviced yearly will help to keep your garage door working for years to come.
When you are performing an inspection of your garage door, there are several specific things you should look for. Here are 4 signs that you may be in need of garage door repair:
- The garage door fails to open and close. This is one of the most obvious signs that you need garage door repair. Your garage door failing to open and close could mean various things, but most likely that the control buttons need to be repaired. There could be many reasons for a control button failure, including door malfunction or a bad connection between the control panel and the garage door. To test to see if you have a bigger problem, ensure that the area around the garage door is free from any debris or items that may be blocking it from closing and try the controls again. If the garage door is still not functioning, it is likely you will need garage door repair.
- Increased energy bills. Your insulated garage door was made to help you have climate control in your house, as well as help you save on your energy costs by helping your home’s heating and cooling systems keep air in the house and run more efficiently. If you find that your energy costs have all of a sudden sky-rocketed, it could be that something has happened with your garage door to make it more susceptible to air leaks. Or, if you have an older garage door and noticed that your energy bills continue to climb, now may be a good time to switch to a newer, energy-efficient model that will help you save money over time.
- Your garage door shakes. Your garage door should always function smoothly with no shaking or shuddering when it is being opened and closed. If you notice at all that your garage door shakes or stalls during operation, there may be something wrong with the track or another part, and you may need garage door repair.
- Broken cords and wires. Broken cords and wires are a big thing to look for when doing your garage door inspection. Broken cords and wires could pose a safety concern, since they are directly linked to the safe operation of your garage door, and the breakdown of these parts may lead to sudden and unexpected closure. Always check your garage door for any loose or hanging cords and wires, and if possible, close your garage door and seek immediate help with repair.
If you suspect that you require garage door repair, call us at AAA Door Guys Inc. in Barrie, ON. We have been in the garage door repair and installation business for 25 years and our parts are always guaranteed. We offer 24 hour service and all of our work is guaranteed. Call us today to get your garage door working again!