They say an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure…that certainly applies to garage door maintenance in Simi Valley CA!
At Carroll Garage Doors, we see way too many cases of homeowners calling us up for major garage door repairs that should never have been required in the first place, had they invested in preventative maintenance and been proactive about small repairs. We don’t want this to happen to you! Here are three scenarios that show how getting preventative garage door maintenance in Simi Valley CA now can prevent big repair bills later.
Noisy Garage Door Opener
Let’s say your garage door opener starts making some extra noise. You might be tempted to ignore it. A little extra noise never hurt anyone, right? Wrong! The noise might be nothing, or it might be a symptom of a larger problem, such as having an underpowered opener that can’t actually bear the weight of your garage door efficiently. If you continue opening and closing your garage door using an opener that is underpowered, malfunctioning, or otherwise acting up, you could end up burning out the opener motor completely. When this happens, you’ll have no choice but to replace the entire garage door opener. Naturally this will cost more than a simple service call and adjustment would have cost.
Stuttering Garage Door
If your garage door doesn’t open as smoothly as it should, you might just consider it a mere annoyance. You’ll have to wait longer for the door to jerk and jiggle its way up and down, but as long as it still works, who cares, right? Wrong! The problem is probably that the opener tracks are bent or dented. This could be fixed really easily by a tech from Carroll Garage Doors if you call us out for garage door maintenance in Simi Valley CA. But if you don’t call us and get the problem fixed, the tracks will continue to get more and more twisted with every use of the door. Eventually, they may become so twisted that you have to replace them. Worst case scenario, the entire door could get warped, cracked, or broken and need replacing as well.
Aging Garage Door Springs
If your garage door springs are getting noisy, or if you notice that one spring looks longer than the other in a two-spring system, you need to call us. If you don’t, the springs could eventually fail, potentially causing the door to crash down to the ground and get seriously damaged. Another possibility is that one spring will wear out faster than the other, resulting in uneven tension and hence uneven motion between the two sides of the door. This can cause the opener tracks to twist and cause an effect similar to the stuttering garage door scenario. Failing garage door springs can be difficult for a layperson to detect in advance, but an expert garage door repairman will be able to identify any issues with your springs when you get garage door maintenance in Simi Valley CA and correct these small problems before you end up with a worse situation on your hands.