For many homeowners, their garage is the primary way that they enter and exit their home. However, this means that your garage door is opened and closed thousands of times a year, which can put a great deal of strain on its mechanisms. This makes it important that you are aware of the signs indicating that your garage door is in need of repair or replacement so that you can have it professionally serviced. Here are a few of the signs which can indicate that you may be in need of garage door services, repair or installation in Bloomington.
Your Garage Door Won’t Open or Close
A clear sign of problems with your garage door is if your it will not open or close. If you encounter this problem, first check to make sure that nothing is obstructing your garage door from operating properly. If nothing is in the way, then there may be a problem with the connection between your control panel and garage door, which would need to be repaired. There may also be a chance that your garage door opener is in need of repair or replacement. Either way, a professional technician will be able to help you get to the bottom of this problem and get your garage door operating again.
Your Door is Responding Slowly
Another indicator that there may be problems with your garage door is if your garage door seems to not be responding well when you to try open or close it. Oftentimes, this simply indicates a problem with your remote or control panel. However, depending on the age of your garage door, it could also indicate that your garage door opener is in need of repair or replacement. If you have tried replacing the batteries in your garage door remote, or you have even replaced your remote, and your garage door is still reacting slowly, then it is likely that your garage door is in need of professional attention.
Your Garage Door is Dented or Damaged
Unfortunately, for many people it is inevitable that their garage door will eventually be damaged in some way. This most commonly occurs as a result of a stray ball hitting your closed garage door. However, damaged garage doors can be an eyesore, which can lower your home’s curb appeal. Additionally, when your garage door becomes damaged, this can cause it to operate off-balance, which can affect the way your garage door operates. Fortunately, depending on the extent of the damage, you may not need to have your entire garage door replaced. You may be able to get away with only replacing the damaged panel(s). A specialist with be able to determine the extent of the damage, and can replace the damaged sections, or the entire door if necessary.
You Garage Door is Not Operating Smoothly
Automatic garage doors are designed to operate as smoothly as possible. Thusly, if you suddenly notice that your garage door is opening and closing in a jerky manner, then their may be something wrong with the track, or with the garage door opener itself. You will want to have this issue seen to and repaired professionally before your garage door stops operating altogether, leaving you without access to your garage.
Knowing the signs which can indicate that your garage door is in need of professional attention can help you to get your garage door serviced before it stops working on you altogether. However, these are just a few of the signs which can indicate problems with your garage door. Contact us to learn more about how you can tell when your garage door needs servicing, as well as to schedule an appointment to have your garage door inspected, repaired, or replaced.