When to Call for Garage Door Repair Or Do Simple Troubleshooting
Dead or Low Transmitter Batteries
Transmitter batteries are important components of a working garage door because they’re needed to send the signal that opens the door. One of the most simple and common issues that doesn’t require garage door repair are the transmitter batteries.
They may be low or completely dead. When this happens, you may discover that your door isn’t opening or closing.
If your door isn’t opening, check the batteries on the wall transmitter in the garage, as well as the one that controls the door from inside your car.
Sometimes, if the batteries are low or dead, then you just need to simply replace the batteries and no garage door repair is required.
Wrongly Positioned Photo Eyes
Have you ever wondered why garage doors don’t close if there’s something something blocking the doorway?
Garage doors have photo eyes. The photo-eye components of your garage door are an important safety feature and may require garage door repair by a professional if there is a problem with them.
The photo eye-beam mechanism is important because it ensures your door doesn’t crash down on you or your car- while you’re passing through.
If you open your garage door and the door won’t successfully close, check to see if there is something obviously in the path of the eye-beams. In some cases, the eye beams could just be dirty. If possible, wipe them off and see if that fixes your issue.
If your door still doesn’t close properly, the eye-beams may be misaligned or just malfunctioning which can be dangerous if you have pets or children. Time to call Ex-Cello Overhead Door and have us do a maintenance check!
We have Boise’s largest inventory of new and used replacement parts and we’ll give you a free quote on a new garage door if that’s what you need.
Disturbing Sounds When Opening or Closing Your Garage Door
Your garage door may produce loud, disturbing sounds if you’ve been using them for a long time without adequate maintenance.
These noises can result from accumulated debris along the door track, or possibly insufficient lubrication.
You can try to clean out the debris on the track and see if that helps and then lubricate all of the moving parts.
We recommend giving us a call first! We offer same-day-service on maintenance and you can be assured that your door will be cleaned, inspected and lubricated by a professional.
Tension Springs and Cables Require Garage Door Repair
If you notice that your garage door is lowering faster than normal, the tension springs and control cables may be bad. Leaving things this way is too risky, since the door may fall and injure you, your family or cause other damage to your property.
Let an expert at Ex-Cello Overhead Door take care of this for you. We have the tools, equipment, and technical know-how required to safely repair your broken springs and cables.
Improper Alignment of Door Track
If you notice your garage door doesn’t roll well on its track or there is an abnormal gap between the roller and the track, your door may need to be properly aligned.
You may also notice an increase in the noise when your garage door opens and closes. You may also have a bent rail that’s causing the issue.
Again, this is a job for a garage door professional. Our installers and maintenance professionals can troubleshoot and fix the problem for you safely and quickly.
Just call us! 208-323-1400
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