What to Do if Your Garage Door is Broken
Your garage door guards some of your most valuable possessions: your vehicles, expensive tool sets, and sentimental items you’ve stored away. Its safety features prevent your family and pets from getting injured. But what if your garage door were to suddenly stop working? Whether the problem is mechanical or electrical, a broken garage door is something that should be fixed as soon as possible.
There are some fixes you can do yourself. For everything else, A1 Garage Doors is here to help! We install and repair garage doors and garage door openers for customers throughout the Denver metro area and beyond. We’ve seen it all when it comes to broken garage doors, and we will happily recommend the best doors and products to fit your needs. Give us a call!
Here are some of the most common garage door complaints that could indicate an impending failure, and what to do about them.
Noisy Garage Door
Is your garage door suddenly much noisier than usual? Garage doors don’t normally squeak or squeal, so if yours is loud enough to make you cringe, it’s time to take a closer look at some of the components. Clean the rollers and tracks with a stiff-bristled brush and replace any rollers that aren’t working smoothly. Check the hinges to see if they need to be replaced. If the door is still noisy after things have been cleaned and replaced, call a professional.
Frozen Garage Door
On the coldest days of the year, garage doors can become frozen to your garage floor. If you try and fail to open your garage door, don’t attempt to force it open. Instead, using a hair dryer or a de-icing product to melt the ice. If you need to chip away at the ice holding your garage door in place, do so carefully and with a flat tool like a shovel.
Sometimes accidents happen. A stray baseball or rock can break the glass on your garage door, as can hail and flying debris during severe storms. Broken glass isn’t just a safety hazard for anyone in the area, it’s also a security concern. Burglars have been known to climb through broken glass to get to the contents inside a garage. That’s not including the non-human pests who could get inside and start nesting. Replacing a broken glass pane on your garage door is just like replacing one in a window. Hire a professional or watch some tutorials online.
Broken Auto-Stop or Auto-Reverse
Garage doors are extremely heavy. Before modern safety features like auto-stop and auto-reverse, many children and pets lost their lives when a garage door came down on them.
If your garage door has an outdated automatic door opener, replace the opener as quickly as you can. Look for a new model with auto-stop and auto-reverse controls. If you need help finding the best model for your needs, A1 Garage Doors will be happy to recommend one.
Old Garage Door
Sometimes garage doors just wear out over time. They can last for decades, but they don’t last forever. If your home was built in the 1970’s and still has its original garage door, that door has probably reached the end of its lifespan. Replacement is the only option.
Call A1 Garage Doors in Denver, CO
Our family-owned business has been helping homeowners solve their garage door problems for years. We install all models of garage doors in any color you like. We also repair and replace garage door openers. Give us a call before your garage door or opener stops working completely. We serve Denver, CO, and all the surrounding areas!