So, You’re Having a Garage Door Problem

Springs break. Doors rust. Openers quit. People even drive their cars through garage doors, from the inside and outside (We’ve seen both — recently). When garage doors need repairs, people aren’t happy. It’s just an annoyance that blocks your already busy day, so we stick to three garage door guidelines to keep life simpler for you:

  • We do repairs and installs super-fast, because we know you need your garage back NOW.
  • We are straight-forward and only recommend work that’s absolutely necessary.
  • We do that work for a competitive price you’ll be happy with.

It’s not rocket science. It’s just simple, straight-forward business. And that’s us. We want to help. Take a look at some common garage door problems below. We do offer some DIY advice, but if you need a professional eye, we’re happy to visit and give you a free estimate on every repair possible – from garage door catastrophes to minor annoyances. We tackle garage door repairs in multiple Central Ohio areas, including Dublin, Westerville, Worthington, Hilliard, Lewis Center, Grove City, Reynoldsburg, Gahanna, Upper Arlington, and many more!

My Garage Door Won’t Open or Close

Door not opening or closing? First things first: Narrow down the problem by trying to open your garage with the transmitter (remote) only. Then try using the wall button only. That will help you narrow it down. If neither works, it’s likely a problem with the door opener itself. You can attempt to repair it with a reset (unplug the opener and plug it back in at the power source), but if that doesn’t work, you’ll probably want a professional to come out and look at it.

My Garage Door Is Squeaking Like Crazy

Want to try it yourself? Here’s how to un-squeakify your hinges:

  • Get out your owner’s manual to identify all the parts of your garage door and to look for any warnings.
  • Tighten all the parts in your garage door system and replace any old or rusted parts you see.
  • Identify which type of garage door opener you have – Screw Drive Opener OR Track Opener. This will affect what you need to grease.
    • Screw Drive Openers – you’ll want to grease the garage door opener threads
    • Track Openers – you’ll want to grease the garage door opener track
  • Next it’s a good idea to spray the hinges, roller bearings, and springs with a garage door lubricant

If you just don’t have the time, one of our technicians will be happy to come and teach your garage door a lesson in manners.

There’s a Gap on One Side at the Bottom Where My Garage Door Closes

So it closes completely on one side but looks like small animals could get through on the other, right? Usually cables cause this problem. We know how to repair that.

My Garage Door Opens, But It Makes Some Weird Noises and Moves Slower Than Normal

You may need to grease the metal rollers and hinges of your garage door opener. If that doesn’t help, or if you don’t want to go through all that greasy hassle, just give us a call.

My Transmitter (Remote) Isn’t Working, and I Can Only Open or Close My Garage Using The Wall Button

We’d hate for you to waste time and money, so first check your batteries. Hopefully it’s an easy repair. Batteries good? Next easy test: You can try resetting your system. To reset, just unplug your garage door opener at the power source and plug it back in. Still no luck? Sometimes the sensors (at the bottom of your garage door frame) get dirty or bumped with all those trips in and out of the garage. You may want to clean the “eyes” of the sensors off and make sure they’re pointing in the right direction.

My Garage Door Falls to the Ground Instead of Gliding to a Stop.

Unless you’re one of the techiest people on your block, this won’t be one of the DIY projects you can tackle. Your garage door springs have gone bad and need replaced.

My Garage Door Looks Like It’s Going To Close, but When It Gets to the Ground, it Pauses and Then Opens Up Again

There are actual limits you can set for your garage door that determine how far it will open and close. A good troubleshooting option is checking the owner’s manual for instructions on how to set your garage door limits. If that doesn’t work, we can help.

My Garage Door Fell on my Car

Yikes. This is “the big one” – the Granddaddy of garage door opener problems. We’d be happy to come take a look. You could get hurt trying to lift or maneuver your broken garage door, so please don’t attempt to do anything. Give us a call, and we’ll be right out to repair it.

My Garage Door is Opening on its Own

You can rule out your house being haunted, because this is a common problem. You’re likely dealing with an electrical problem or a faulty spring. If electrical, there may be a short either in your transmitter (remote) or the button on your garage wall. Something isn’t telling the garage door to open, so you have to fix the breakdown in communication. Here’s a test you can do: Remove the batteries from the transmitter and try to operate the garage door using only the wall button. If the wall button works, it’s a problem with your transmitter. If the wall button doesn’t work, you could try unscrewing it from the wall and checking the wiring. If you’re confused at this point, don’t worry. That’s normal! We can help you. It could be electrical, or it could be a problem with your garage door springs.

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