Common Types of Garage Door Damage and How to Avoid Them
Just like many parts of your home, your garage door needs to be taken care of but sometimes unavoidable damage and issues can occur, caused by a variety of reasons. It’s important to understand their causes and know how to deal with them.
Here are 5 main causes of garage door damage and ways in which you can avoid them:
1. Worn-out garage door rollers
Your roller garage door operates on what’s known as ‘rollers’, which give it the ability to travel up and down the track properly when opening and closing your garage door. Garage door rollers can become worn out over the years, causing your garage door to move and operate in an uneven and shaky manner.
If you notice any of these signs when operating your garage door, try to examine the rollers and look out for any damage. If you have doubts or are unsure what to look for, contact our team to arrange a repair.
2. Broken garage door springs
Garage door springs may become damaged when opening and closing your garage door. Older springs are more prone to breaking especially, and since they are responsible for an easy and lightweight operation, allowing your garage door to travel up and down with ease they carry a lot of strain.
Over time, different parts of your garage door’s hardware such as bolts, hinges and springs may become corroded or worn, and they will need to be replaced.
3. Damaged tracks in garage doors
Tracks are what house the garage door rollers. A garage door moves along metal rails, and sometimes it may shift due to repeated use and end up not always in line with the rails. Leaving an issue like this unfixed can cause the door to malfunction and eventually distort the tracks in the long run.
4. Garage door cable damage
There are various cables or wires used to operate your garage door that may become damaged, brittle or broken. This can result in complete cable failure and ultimately your garage door breaking down unexpectedly.
It's important to have your garage door cables checked regularly for any problems or malfunctions to avoid any unexpected damage.
5. Electrical issues with electric garage doors
Just like in a car, a common issue encountered with electric garage doors is a dead battery in your controller. If you want to check if your garage door is operating as it should, test the batteries within the transmitter as well as the devices attached to the garage.
Contact Power Doors to arrange a repair
At Power Doors, we offer a wide range of garage doors as well as maintenance and repair solutions. Speak to us today if you’re having trouble with your garage door or would like some advice.
Contact Power Doors today for a free, no-obligation quote or to discuss garage door repair options.