Are You Headed for a Garage Door Repair? 4 Red Flags to Watch For

Many of us utilize our garage doors daily- usually multiple times daily! If your garage houses your vehicles, then the entry and exits of your garage door coincide with your coming and going throughout the day. Here at Access Garage Doors of Central Kentucky, we want to help you get the most of your garage doors and can even help you avoid replacement (when possible) with our garage door repair options. Often a broken garage door feels like it came out of nowhere, but there are usually some red flags that pop up beforehand to signal you to a problem ahead. Consider some of the following:

  1. Your garage door doesn’t open or close smoothly. When you have a garage door that doesn’t open or close smoothly or looks like it is jerking, that is a problem. The jerking motion over time can start to pop out screws, hinges and bolts keeping your door and tracks in place.
  2. The garage door is uneven. Garage door openers use large, coiled springs to help the opener with the opening and closing of the garage door. If your garage door doesn’t open or close evenly, then one side of the spring will wear faster than the other and is more likely to snap.
  3. It takes a long time for your garage door to open or close. Sometimes, a slow garage door is simply due to age. Some parts might not be working like they once did and need replacing. Other times, the opener is not able to keep up with a newer door.
  4. The garage door is noisy. Garage doors should make minimal noise when opening and closing. While some garage door openers are noisier than others, there should never be grinding, squeaking or squealing sounds when it comes to your garage door. These noises should be an instant warning to call about a garage door repair.

If you would like to learn more about your own garage door, we want to help! For more information about garage door repair, please contact us today.

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