Neighborhood Garage Door Services of Charlotte, North Carolina has proudly served our valued customers for more than 20 years. Our name and quality service has become well known throughout the Charlotte area and beyond.
Our company offers timely repairs and installations. We can handle repairs and routine maintenance for any type of garage door. Our techs are certified, highly skilled and able to be at your home within 24 hours to give you outstanding, friendly service.
We try to educate our customers on garage door repair tips because we want you to have an efficiently functioning door. In fact, some repairs can be done “in house” by homeowners.
Check out the following tips that explain some common issues and how you can handle them on your own. If you run into any issues, then Neighborhood Garage Door Services of Charlotte, North Carolina is standing by to assist you.
Problems that can be fixed by homeowners include:
Saggy Garage Door
If you notice that your garage door is getting more difficult to open, then you may want to check if it’s beginning to sag. You can correct this problem by squaring up the tension rods on the backside of the door. They are situated diagonally from top to bottom corners. Tighten them a little at a time to allow for adjustment. If your overhead door does not have them, then you can purchase them at a home improvement store.
Door Frozen in Place
When cold weather hits, your door opener mechanism can freeze up and end up losing power. You can avoid this by checking and adjusting your settings so that your door will work seamlessly.
Garage Door Lock
Most homeowners have a greater sense of security if they know their garage door lock is working properly. Typically, doors have two bars that move out from the center of the door into slots along the side. If these are not working, then they may have shifted over time and use.
To realign your door’s bars, you may need to unscrew the brackets on the door edges so they are loosened up. Then you can reposition them so they will work smoothly and lock the bars into the slots on the sides. Further, a little lubricating will make things lock and unlock more smoothly too.
Emergency Cord for Power Loss
If you lose power and you need to get out of your garage, then you can use your emergency cord. Most doors have a red cord that you can pull so that your door will open manually and not need power. No need to call anyone and you can be out with a quick pull on the cord.
When to Call a Professional
While you can do a lot of small repairs on your own, there are a few things that you need to call a professional to assist with. You want to be sure that your door doesn’t get worse and that you don’t get hurt trying to make a repair.
Call a professional for the following:
- A crack in your garage wall that is expanding.
- If you’re wall appears to be buckling.
- Mold issues that come up I large patches.
- If bricks and mortar begin to crumble at just a simple touch.
Neighborhood Garage Door Services of Charlotte, North Carolina enjoys assisting customers with their repairs, routine maintenance and even complete door installations.
If you ever need a garage door repair or want to install a new door, then don’t hesitate to give us a call. Our team is available 24 hours and will give you the best service in town.