Some Common Garage Door Problems to Watch Out For

Common Garage Door ProblemsIt is almost essential that your garage door opens correctly and smoothly every single day so that you can make it to work, school, and other important places. Unfortunately, with the weight and complexity of the doors, they can sometimes cause a problem. At Carroll Garage Doors, we are experts at garage door repair, replacement, and maintenance. We want to ensure that you always have access to your garage when you need it. The following are some of the most common garage door problems that you can watch out for; some of which you can fix on your own.


  1. The garage door opener stops working. This can often be fixed with a simple change of the batteries. If you change the batteries, power up the device, and the door still will not open, it may be a more serious issue. Our professionals can check cables, tracks, sensors, and the opener motor to see what the problem might be, and then promptly provide the repairs necessary.
  2. The garage door falls swiftly. This is not only a problem for the garage door, but a problem to the safety of any individuals around the door as well. If the garage door falls quickly when it is being lowered, it could crash onto a car, person, or pet. In most situations, this problem occurs due to broken cables or springs. These components should not be replaced by a homeowner. Rather, our professionals will ensure that it is done properly and safely.
  3. The garage door opens very noisily. Squealing, grinding, and screeching noises are not normal when the garage door opens and closes. While you might just get used to the sound, it needs to be fixed. In most situations, the homeowner can simply apply lubrication to the tracks and that will fix the issue. In other situations, there could be something in the way such as dirt or debris, which causes the door to jerk and make noises. If the dirt or debris is difficult to remove safely, a professional should be called.
  4. The garage door gets stuck in the open or closed position. There are a few things that may cause this to happen. First, it could simply be the batteries in the garage door opener. If the door is manual, there could be some type of obstructions on the track. Weather could also play a factor, which is why lubricating the rubber bottom is important. One of the more serious issues with doors that are stuck is that they have been hung unevenly. Carroll Garage Doors professionals can remedy this problem.


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For help in fixing some of the most common problems with garage doors, contact Carroll Garage Doors today at 888.578.2360.



Posted on May 30, 2014
Carroll Garage Doors
1340 Rambling Rd Simi Valley, CA 93065
(949) 585-9055