What’s Wrong With My Boston Garage Door? Common Garage Door Problems and How to Fix Them
Modern life is amazing and gives us bucketloads of conveniences we take for granted that would be completely unimaginable 200 years ago. We’re not just talking about the amazing technology that is personal cars and other vehicles, but even the mechanisms we use to store them, like the garage doors in your Boston home or business.
Well, just as a well-made garage door is truly a beautiful piece of engineering, it is also a complex piece of machinery that contains a lot of moving parts. And with each one of those parts is another opportunity for something to go wrong. Now, atHome Garage Door Services, we’re willing to bet that, if you’re reading this page, odds are pretty good you’re not a mechanic or an engineer.
So when something goes wrong with your garage doors, you might not know between dollars and donuts the first steps that come with fixing and replacing your garage door. So we’re prepared this little guide to common garage door problems and how to fix them. Take a read and if you have any questions, give us a call!
My Garage Door Panels Have Fallen Off
We at Home Garage Door Services aren’t detectives, but, barring an accident, the most likely culprit for this problem is simply time. If your garage has been around for so long that the garage door panels have loosened or fallen off, it’s maybe time to invest in a new way to protect your car and other belongings, don’t you think?
My Garage Door Won’t Open! Why?
This is almost certainly the most common problem for garage doors we run into. The issue? There’s no one easy solution. While it would be nice to be able to diagnose every garage door problem as an issue with the torsion spring, it’s equally as likely that the mechanism in your opener isn’t functioning, or a gear has come loose, or even that your transponder has been wiped and the system no longer recognizes your key.
This is one of the more frustrating garage door problems because the only purpose for your garage is to provide easy access between your home and the outside world. Garages provide needed security, so if your opener is stuck or you suspect something is wrong with the spring, best to call a professional to inspect and diagnose the problem.
Where Do I Get a Replacement Garage Door Opener?
This is up to you. If you’re feeling handy—and brave enough to step onto a tall ladder while also trying to handle complex machines—you can purchase a replacement at your local Boston hardware store. Follow the manufacturers’ instructions exactly or you may void your warranty.
How Do I Fix My Automatic Garage Doors?
If you’re wondering if there’s one easy solution to all of the above problems, we have some good news for you. We’re going to give you some free advice: pick up the phone and call Home Garage Door Services and let us take care of your garage door repair. We’re the best in Boston and beyond, and provide it at an affordable price too. Call us today!