Garage doors are designed to make your life easier, but they can actually end up making your life harder when they don’t function properly. One of the most irritating problems that can arise with a garage door is when it opens up halfway or just a few inches and then immediately closes.
Garage Doors Opening Then Closing Before You’re Ready
When a garage door opens then shuts before you’re ready for it to, it doesn’t allow enough room or time for the vehicle to enter or exit before it is closed again. If you’re experiencing this type of issue with your garage doors there are a few reasons that might explain why this is happening.
In order for a garage door to raise up, it has to have complete access to the rail it operates on. If something is blocking the rail, then that could very well be the reason why the garage door opens and then reverses. Check the rails for any collections of loose leaves, dirt, debris or objects that could be obstructing the rail.
The springs are essential components to garage doors because they are what open and support the garage door. If they are stuck or broken, then your garage doors might only open halfway before shutting again. Try lubricating the springs, and if that doesn’t work, it might be time to call in a professional repair service such as Coastal Contract Hardware to replace your broken, worn out springs with new ones.
Your garage door has a setting on it allowing you to adjust the limit switch telling the motor when to start and stop running. If the limit is set incorrectly, the garage door might not open all the way before shutting again. Try adjusting the force adjustment signals until the garage door opens all the way. If you can’t get it to work on any setting, a professional repair service might be needed.
Coastal Contract Hardware is experienced in all facets of commercial and residential 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!