Struggling with a faulty garage door when you are trying to get to work in the morning can be an extremely frustrating experience. Dead batteries in the remote are just an inconvenience, but it’s a different story if the door or mechanism is completely stuck. There are many problems that can arise with consistent use over a period of months or years, some of which may require professional garage door repair services to fix.
Long term use, improper handling and environmental factors, like exposure to water and ice, can throw the tracks out of alignment. This may simply make the door rattle a bit louder when it moves, but it could also stop it from working altogether. It’s a good idea to call a professional repair technician if the door is jammed, since attempts to move it could cause further damage.
Motor, Cables or Springs
The mechanism that drives your garage door’s movements is centered around a motor, cables and torsion springs. If the motor is broken or is not receiving power, the door won’t work at all. Corroded or damaged springs may also snap under the pressure, which will cripple the door’s movement or prevent it from working at all. The cables are also an essential element of the mechanism and can break under pressure, especially as they age.