If your garage door is stuck open or closed, there are several things that can cause this situation. The team at Neighborhood Garage Door Repair is available to come by and troubleshoot and find out why your garage door is stuck.
Broken Garage Door Spring
This is one of the main problems for stuck garage doors. Garage door springs are an important part of your garage door system. They pull your door back and forth along the tracks for it to cycle. Springs have a lifespan of around 10,000 cycles, which is around 7-9 years if cycled 4 times a day. Once they wear out, they can break causing your door to stop working.
Problems with the Track System
The tracks of your garage door system are the part that your door runs on to open and close. If your garage door is stuck this is a great place to start. Check along both tracks for any objects that are blocking any part of the track. If you find an obstruction, remove it and see if that solves your problems.
Another problem could be that your tracks are bent. This can happen from harsh weather or getting hit. Small bends may be able to be straightened, but if the damage is more severe they will need to be replaced.
Off the Track
Sometimes your garage door can get off the tracks altogether. This can happen if you have a damaged panel that causes the rollers that keep your door in the tracks to jump the track. If your garage door is stuck open, this could be the reason.
Obstructed Safety Eye Sensor
Most garage doors are equipped with safety eye sensors that sense obstructions to your door and will not allow it to close. Make sure that these sensors are not blocked. It is also possible that the obstruction may be direct sunlight if this happens, give us a call and we will come up with a solution and get the problem taken care of.
Things To Try On Your Own
A simple answer to why your door is stuck may be that your garage door is locked. If your garage door is equipped with a locking system, make sure that it is off and try to open and close your door again.
A common problem that can be easily remedied is poor lubrication. For your door to be able to open and close the tracks, springs, and other moving parts should be lubricated every couple of months. If you do not feel comfortable doing this yourself, no problem, we can take care of it for you with our tune and lube service.
Call Us To Help
When you are in a bind, give our team at Neighborhood Garage Door Repair a call. We are available anytime to send someone your way. We will be happy to help you with your stuck garage door or any other garage door problems you may have. Give us a call today!