Commercial garage doors consist of many parts. Unfortunately, with the way they’re built, one faulty part could mean the entire garage door not working. For instance, if there’s a problem with the springs, cables, or even the batteries, commercial garage doors will cease to function completely. The good news is most of the problems you may encounter with your commercial garage door are quite easy to fix.
Troubleshooting Four of the Most Common Issues with Commercial Garage Doors
Door opens and closes randomly
Locate the photo eye of the door assembly. This is often located about 10 inches from the floor on both sides of the door. Wait for a flashing green light from the device. If no light appears, remove anything that may be covering the lens or in its line of sight to the other sensor and correct them if they have become misaligned.
Pressing on the remote doesn’t open the door
Try replacing the batteries. If that doesn’t work, the remote may require reprogramming. Follow the instructions detailed in the owner’s manual for reprogramming the remote.
The door jams or grinds every time you attempt to open or shut it
Use WD-40 or other commercial grade lubricant to lubricate the inside of the tracks and the rollers temporarily. If that works purchase a high quality Teflon, graphite or lithium lubricant for more permanent results. If you’re confident, you can try to realign the tracks.
The garage door slams down loudly
There are two potential causes to this problem. The first is a broken spring, and the second is broken cables. If either one is broken, the garage door opener won’t be able to handle the weight of the door, and thus the loud bang every time you close it. Commercial door springs and cables are dangerous components to work with, so be sure to contact a professional commercial door repair service company like Coastal Contract Hardware when replacing them is in order.
As there are certain aspects of commercial door repair you can do yourself, there are some best left in the hands of a door repair professional. Typically, if the repair involves hardware such as springs, cables, rollers, or the door itself, or if you don’t know how to go about doing the repair, contacting a door repair professional is your best bet to have the job done speedily, accurately and safely.
Coastal Contract Hardware is experienced in all facets of residential and commercial garage doors. We service areas in North and South Carolina such as Myrtle Beach, Surfside Beach, Garden City, North Myrtle Beach, Little River, Conway, Murrells Inlet, Pawleys Island, and Horry County, SC and other surrounding areas. To find out more, get in touch by visiting our contact page and filling out the form or call us at 843-946-3500. Be sure to follow us on Twitter and Like us on Facebook as well!