A good garage door is a great investment for your home. Not only do they give you a fantastic ROI and transform the look of your home, but they’re built to last for many years – especially our collection of durable Clopay garage doors.

However, even the best garage doors will eventually need some repairs.

While you can avoid most major problems through preventative maintenance, you might still encounter an issue with your garage door at some point that you aren’t sure how to fix.

And if you do, that’s okay – you can always give us a call! Repairing and replacing garage doors is our specialty. But there are a few common problems you might run into with garage doors.

So here are a few tips for those common issues:

If your garage door is extremely loud – More than likely, it’s an issue with your garage door springs. Springs are the most common repairs for garage doors since they’re responsible for the heavy lifting of your door. On average, springs should last around 10,000 cycles. However, they can also take a beating from the cold winter months. So you’ll want to make sure that you lubricate your springs about once every month. This will fix those squeaks and creaks most of the time. Here’s a great video that shows how to do it. And here’s how you can tell if your springs need replaced.

If your garage door won’t open or close – First, check your remote door opener’s batteries and sensors. If your remote opener is fine, your door might have a broken cable or spring somewhere along the track. But if your garage door has fallen, don’t try to move it for safety reasons. Our 24/7 emergency service is equipped to fix your door safely and properly.

If your garage door is letting in too much cold or warm air from outside – You’ll probably want to replace the weather stripping at the base of your garage door. This is an easy fix, but it can save you thousands of dollars in heating and cooling costs over time.

If one side of your door won’t close fully – Either an object is in the track where the wheels run, or your cables or pulleys are going bad. Again, if you’re noticing these issues, it’s always better to bring in the pros as soon as possible to prevent further damage or injury.

Want to get your garage door inspected, repaired, or replaced? Just give us a call – we service Columbus and its surrounding areas for new installations and repairs.

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