3 Common Garage Door Issues You Might Need To Address

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Garage doors make a great addition to any home. Not only do they look nice, but they can help to keep your belongings inside of the garage locked safely away. However, you have to do your part to make sure your garage door is taken care of. To help you better understand some of the different repairs you might have to deal with when it comes to your garage door, check out the information below.

Broken springs.

The springs in your garage door are responsible for taking the door up and down. Over the course of time, the springs will start wearing out and breaking down. When that happens, there is a chance that your springs could end up breaking apart and causing the door to let go. If the door were to come slamming to the ground, it could end up causing someone to get hurt. It could also cause extensive damage to your vehicle and the door itself. You want to have your springs inspected every couple of years for signs of wear to prevent the chance of injury or damage from occurring.

 Bent track.

The track is used to help guide your door up and down. It needs to be cleaned to prevent any dirt and debris from building up and causing the door to slip off the track. If the door were to slide off the track, it could end up bending it and causing a lot of damage to anything in the area. You don't want to end up with a door that falls off the track simply because it couldn't slide up and down like it was supposed to. If the track looks a little off or has any deformities in it, you need to see about having it replaced to prevent possible injuries to those in the area.

Faulty sensors.

The sensor is what lets the door know if something is in the way of the door shutting or not. There is an invisible beam that goes from one side of the door to the other. When that beam is broken, your door cannot shut. However, a dirty sensor can send an invalid reading to the system. Double-check the sensors and clean them off if needed. If that doesn't work, you might need to have them replaced.

Take some time going through everything and looking at all of the components of your garage door system to make sure no one gets injured due to wear or defects. For more tips, contact a company like Allied Door Controls & Glass.

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29 February 2016

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