Many homeowners wonder whether to repair or replace a garage door that may not be running as smoothly as it used to. With such a large piece of equipment, something’s bound to go wrong over time. For example, maybe it has started to sound noisy or slowed down a bit. The good news is that most issues with a garage door can be repaired, which saves you the need to invest in a new garage door. A couple of the most common—and easiest to repair—issues with garage doors include the following:
Door Closes Partway and Opens Again
This issue is typically with the door opener rather than the door itself and may be caused by misaligned photo eyes on the safety reversing system. If you can, try to realign the photo-eye units, but if there are damaged or severed wires, you need to hire a garage door technician.
Door Opens and Closes More SlowlyIf this is the case, the door’s spring system has probably lost tension or broken, which makes the door opener work harder than normal. If you test it by trying to open the door with the emergency release cord and it feels heavy, it’s most likely that a spring is broken.
Contact Midland Garage Doors when you are wondering about where services for a “garage door repair near me in Montgomery County, MD,” may be.