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Why is My Garage Door Opening By Itself?

Why is my garage door opening by itself? This is a question that we get from some of our customers. If you have walked out to your garage or returned home from work to a find wide-open garage door, here are some of the possible reasons behind it. 

Why Is My Garage Door Opening By Itself?

With so many multifaceted parts on your door, it can be hard to pinpoint an issue when one arises. There could be several reasons why your garage door is opening by itself. Here are some of the things to consider:

  • Dirty or cluttered sensors – If something is blocking your sensors it may prevent your garage door from closing all the way, leaving it open
  • Issues with the garage door remote – Your garage door remote may be malfunctioning, leading it to open your garage door without your command
  • Recent power surge – A power surge caused by bad weather or a power outage can lead to your garage door opening by itself once powered on
  • Wiring issues – If there is a short in the wiring, it could lead to your garage door opening by itself

What Do I Do Now?

There are some quick things you can do to try and fix the problem without professional help. First, check to make sure there is no clutter surrounding your garage door sensor. If that doesn’t work, check to make sure the buttons on your garage door opener aren’t jammed together. 

When closing your garage door, stick behind for a minute to make sure your garage door remains closed after opening it. If your garage door is still opening by itself, it may be time to seek professional help. Your garage door opening by itself can place you, your family and your valuable belongings in danger.

We Can Help

If it’s time for professional help, it’s time to give our team here at Neighborhood Garage Door Repair a call. We work around the clock to make sure our customers never have to worry about a garage door emergency. We will make sure your garage door is back up and running in no time at all! 

You Can Trust Us for the Job

positive reviews

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.

positive reviews

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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