Most homeowners tend to overlook the security of their garage doors, nor do they think about needing garage door repair services until the door stops working completely. Sometimes they don’t even bother locking it, simply for the sake of convenience when coming and going with the car. This mindset, however, can prove problematic for you and your family’s security, especially if such indifference extends to maintenance.
By ignoring maintenance issues, you may be compromising the safety of your family and the security of your property. Beyond that, the lack of maintenance can inevitably lead to structural problems that affect the rest of the house. At the very least, keep an eye out for simple but crucial telltale signs telling you it’s time for professional garage door repair services.
If your garage door seems like it is lagging when closing or opening, time it to see exactly how long it takes to respond to your command. Ideally, a garage door should automatically open within a second or two upon pressing the button. Anything noticeably longer than that may indicate a mechanical problem causing the lag or a physical obstruction somewhere within the garage door setup.
Also, listen closely for any squeaking sounds that may arise as you check the action of the door. The lag may also be due to corrosion yet to be seen or found. Don’t go poking your hands into the garage door mechanisms, however. Your untrained hands might cause an accident. Instead, call on professionals to get the job done for you.
Off the Rails
Sometimes, garage doors may become misaligned with its rails and rollers, causing them to not close properly. You want your garage door to shut completely. Any cracks or openings will usher in outdoor elements, such as debris and rain, possibly causing damage to property inside the garage.
Many factors can contribute to your garage door’s misalignment, including an exceptionally strong wind or a blunt impact, such as inattentive backing up with the car. Whatever the cause, it must be addressed at the soonest possible time. Otherwise, the garage door will only deteriorate further, ultimately ceasing to function as it should.
Sagging Garage Door Frame and Body
This is a clear hazard because the garage door can fall right on top of the hood of the car or a person walking beneath it. Your garage door should remain level during the entirety of its opening or closing. If you see any indication of sagging while it is in motion or sitting still, your garage door’s tension spring may be the culprit. Otherwise, the source of the problem may lie in your door’s wiring.
As you can see, garage door repair services are not a task for the novice. Professional contractors such as Coastal Contract Hardware can resolve your garage door issues quickly and safely.
Coastal Contract Hardware is an experienced locksmith serving the entire Grand Strand area, including installation and maintenance of garage doors for residential and commercial use. 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!