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Why is My Garage Door Crooked?

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If you notice your door is a little off-centered you’ll definitely need to investigate further to determine the cause. It is not normal for the door to be crooked and attempting to operate the door in this condition can end up causing damage, or even worse, potential injuries. The team here at Neighborhood Garage Door Repair compiled some information to help you determine the issue and how to resolve it. 

What Can Cause a Garage Door to Become Crooked?

There are many reasons why your garage door is crooked. One of the most popular reasons could be due to a broken or bent spring. Another common reason could be that a cable has fallen off the drum. When either of these issues occurs, the weight of the door can shift causing the door to be off-balance and fall on one side, causing the door to be crooked. 

How Can I Correct These Issues?

If a broken spring is the culprit you will need to get the spring replaced as quickly as possible. Spring repair is not the easiest of repairs but can be done with the correct knowledge. It’s wise to call in a professional to ensure the repair is done properly. Garage door springs are not a “one spring fits all” type of repair. Springs are made to withstand certain amounts of weight and there are also various types, which is why you need to contact someone who is familiar with this type of repair. Some garage doors have a single torsion spring that sits horizontally above the center of the garage door, while other garage doors require extension springs that are on either side of the door and are attached to a cable and pulley. Springs can also be left-wound or right-wound so you’ll also need to consider that when replacing a broken spring. 

The purpose of the spring is to help balance the load of the garage door. Garage doors can weigh close to 150lbs and once a spring snaps the door can come crashing down causing damage or serious injury. If you’re not confident in replacing your spring then let one of our technicians take over and complete the repair.  Not only will you end up with a new spring, but you’ll also have peace of mind.

If the cable is responsible for the crooked door then you will need to get ahold of a few tools to help correct this issue. A cable puller will help to get the cable that is off the drum fed back into the groove. Another tool, commonly referred to as a “come along” tool will also need to be used. This tool helps create slack in the cable that has tension and ultimately tighten up the cables on both sides.  

We Look Forward to Hearing from You

Repairing a crooked door is not the simplest of tasks. Let our professional team help you and get your door back on track. The technicians here at Neighborhood Garage Door Repair are highly-skilled and assess the situation quickly in order to determine the cause of the issue. We look forward to working with you and fulfilling all of your garage door needs. Please call our office for more information. 

You Can Trust Us for the Job

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They sent Doug Fussell out to my house on the day after Christmas! I had only called them three days before! Doug was a premier technician, very thorough and very efficient. I expected him to take two days, since he was replacing two doors and adding openers on each door. He only took the daylight hours of one day! I could not believe how fast he was! In addition, he thoroughly taught me how to use the remote openers. I highly recommend them to anyone!
~Donald B.

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We just bought a home and this company was so understanding as I had to change the appointment time a few times. Then the tech came out and was so kind and helpful. I could not have asked for a better experience and will suggest them to anyone who needs work done on their garage door!
~Tammy K.

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My garage door broke on a Saturday night as I was getting ready to leave for a holiday party. Kelvin was here within 30 minutes. He reviewed everything with me that was happening with my door. He gave me the estimates of what was immediately needed to be done in order for my door to raise and then what I will need to have done very soon. I could see all the problems he pointed out to me and I decided to have everything done. He completed everything that night. I was very satisfied with Kelvin’s professionalism and the work he did. Thank you again.
~Joyce N

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