Due to consistent use, at one time or another, every homeowner encounters problems with their garage door. One of the most common issue you’re likely to encounter with your garage door is that it doesn’t close completely. It might stop and start, or go all the way down and then bounce back up. Or, it might not close at all. Fortunately, in most cases, it’s easy to detect and fix the problem.
First Things First: Blocked Sensors
If you have an electric garage door and it’s simply not responding to the door opener, either for opening or closing, then check for the simplest problem first, the possibility of blocked sensors. Check to make sure that there isn’t any debris or some obstruction that is blocking the sensor, either keeping it from receiving the door opener waves or making it think that something is in the path of the door. Remove anything that could potentially be blocking the sensor and, wipe them down with a rag to rid the sensor of dust and dirt.
Dry or Rusty Mechanisms
If you find that your garage door is indeed correctly responding to your garage door opener, but is not shutting properly, it might need to be lubricated. It is possible that the joints, gears and mechanisms that operate the garage door have become dry or rusty, causing them to stick or jam. Contact Acadiana Garage Doors to get our own specially created lubrication oil for garage door parts.
Misaligning Brackets or Tracks
If the issue is not the sensor and is not one of lubrication, you may want to check to see if there is a misalignment problem. It is possible that the metal brackets and tracks that hold the door in place and allow it to open and close have expanded and contracted in accordance with the alternating hot and cold climate of Louisiana, which can eventually cause misalignment.
If after troubleshooting you still can not resolve the issue, give us a call at 337-981-3670 for a no cost, no obligation evaluation.