Garage door repair is a common project. There are many common problems that can happen with garage doors and having one of these problems can be frustrating, challenging, and dangerous to handle by homeowners. Some of the failures and problems can be avoided through a general maintenance routine, professional assistance may be required if these issues are neglected for too long.  Here are some of the common problems that happened with the garage door and their possible solutions.  As always, if you have any doubt about your capabilities, an experienced garage door expert should be called to handle the situation.

When the garage door goes from side to side: The garage door may wiggle from side to side while opening and closing. It may also raise and lower unevenly. In this situation, the garage door tracks should be cleaned to remove all dust and debris. The clean area will allow the garage door rollers to move smoothly. However, if the tracks and rollers seem fine then double-check the torsion springs to make sure that they are mounted properly on either side of a garage door. These springs should be at the same length and have the same amount of pressure. Another possibility is that the electric garage door opener may become malfunction and need to be replaced.

Jammed garage door: This problem could also be caused by accumulated dirt, debris, and grease in the tracks. Once you ensure that garage door metal tracks are free from obstructions, it is important to apply lubrication to the rollers and tracks of the garage door. There is one important thing to note here that cleaning and lubrication should be done at least once a year. If the cleaning and lubrication process does not help you, then double-check the garage door cables and springs to make sure that they have the right tension as it shows that the garage door is not hung unevenly. If you look uneven garage door, call an experienced technician immediately.

Check the garage door remote: Eventually, the electric garage door opener may become malfunction. The first important thing to do is to make sure that the batteries of the remote have enough power and the device is plugged in properly. It is also important to make sure that the tracks are clean and lubricated properly and the sensors are in a good working position. If the garage door opener fails to function, it may time to change the motor and sensors of the garage door.

Garage door falls while going down: It may be a rapid and uncontrollable fall. It normally happened when garage door cables and springs got broken.

Make sure that the garage door is properly closed while examining it because it could be dangerous to someone while working around it. It is wise to call a professional garage door technician to deal with the malfunctioning garage door. Serious injuries and damages can happen without proper knowledge and tools.

A common garage door issue will eventually occur. Most garage door problems can be prevented through routine garage door maintenance including cleaning and lubricating the hinges, rollers, and tracks. Some problems need professional assistance with adequate training, tools, and knowledge.