If your home has a garage door, the idea of repairing is unlikely to ever come to mind. Most of us are just going about our day-pressing the button, opening the door, driving in, pressing the other button and the door goes down. Simple, thoughtless, effortless. What happens the day you push the button and it doesn’t open your door? Time to panic! How will you get in the house? Where to park your car? United Garage Door Repair has some nice tips on this. Many of you are so used to entering your house and leaving through your driveway that you forget you do have a front door. Or if you recall that you’ve got a front door, you don’t know where the key to your house is. You say, “My key to my house is the door opener for my garage” Well, don’t get in panic. I figured I’d share some ideas with you to remember when you have problems or when you’re having problems with your door at the moment. You can trust that what you are reading is correct, because I have extensive knowledge of fixing garage doors.

There are a couple of common items that cause garage door malfunction. I will explain them in the next few pages, and what you can do.

There are a few possible triggers if you ever encounter the panic-inducing scenario I described before where you click the remote and nothing happens. The first thing you need to test is if your door works properly by pressing the wall-mounted keypad or button inside your garage. If this button opens your door you probably need to reprogram your phone. Often for no obvious cause they just stop functioning but this is unusual. If you find that the button inside your garage also doesn’t open or close your door, check first to make sure your house isn’t powered out. If you have the power, your engine will be having a problem. In this case, call your nearest garage door repair specialist to come inspect your engine and decide what the problem is. They should be in a position to get you fixed quick.

If your door sticks or catches as it goes up or down, this is possibly due to your metal rollers and hinges requiring a lubricant re-application. Like any other moving object with hinges, your garage door needs to be lubed to ensure smooth operation of the moving metal parts. A build-up of dirt or grime in the tracks may also cause your door to lock or catch. Although this is a job that you might try yourself, you’ll be much better off if you call a local garage door repair specialist to conduct the right procedures in the right order to ensure you’re getting the longest lasting benefits.

Some houses have manual (non-motorized) garage doors, and over time they may find it more difficult to keep up in a elevated position without keeping on to the handle. It definitely isn’t an ideal scenario! This is probably due to worn out extension springs, which have lost their tension and can not support the door’s weight any longer. Warning: Don’t want to substitute yourself with these! This operation is very dangerous, as these springs are very strong and can cause you or your garage stuff to suffer some serious harm. To do this job for you, call a professional garage door repair expert who knows what they’re doing.