24 Hour Garage Door Repair North York
Garage doors function in two ways; it opens and closes.
For the rest of the day, it remains closed, keeping your garage and home safe.
Homeowners find themselves in a bind, however, when these simple functioning doors suddenly malfunction.
The complex mechanism that enables the door to function can also lead the door to malfunction at any given time of day.
It can happen in the morning when you are on your way to work or about to go inside.
Anything can go wrong at any given time, and there are many reasons as to why.
That is why a 24 Hour Garage Door Repair Shop is convenient.
It lets homeowners find repair specialists to fix garage door problems.
Here are some common garage door problems that warrant a repair specialist.
Common Garage Door Problems
Frozen garage doors are a problem in the winter and rainy season.
The cold causes the water to freeze.
If you have an uninsulated garage or the weather sealant is broken, the door will completely freeze.
If there’s moisture that freezes around wirings and motors, then an experienced technician should be called.
You cannot pour hot water or simply heat the garage when the motors and wirings have ice on it.
The weather sealant strip will need to be replaced, another thing that needs to be left at the hands of a technician.
The only thing that you can do is pour hot water on ice outside the garage.
Do not strike the ice as it will damage the door.
Reversing Garage Door
The adjustment screw may be loose if your door stops midway its closing and reverses back.
The screw is what controls the closing force.
The closing force is the pressure that allows the door to descend as the motor dies down.
While you can easily tighten it, there can be issues if you are inexperienced with it.
Ground Fault Interrupter
The GCFI is a safety measure; it keeps homeowners from being electrocuted when any garage door tech device overheats or malfunctions.
Overheating triggers the GCFI.
The GCFI is hypersensitive, easily triggered that false positives may set it off.
You can technically reprogram it by turning it on and off.
That resets the settings.
However, to get to the bottom of the problem, there needs to be a technician to diagnose the reason why the GCFI is becoming faulty.
Aside from that, they will check what is triggering it, as there are several devices that can be causing it.
These devices can be; logic boards, antennas, wirings, motors.
When the garage door starts to vibrate, there are several reasons why it does.
It could be that the roller bearings are dry.
The roller bearings simply roll on the tracks.
The friction between the roller bearings and tracks causes the door to vibrate.
When that happens, the easy fix is to lubricate the parts.
Simply apply silicone-based or lithium-based grease on the parts quarterly to ensure that it runs smoothly.
Vibrating doors can also be due to a moving opener.
The opener is placed at the bottom of the garage door.
It can get hit from time to time, and that loosens the screws that keep it together.
That dismantles the opener from its place.
A local technician will have to install an anti-vibration panda to keep the door opener safe.
Broken Extension Spring
The extension spring is a type of spring that allows you to open the garage door manually.
The extension spring is a spring that has no shaft inside of it.
Instead, it is a simple spring that stretches and contracts as the door opens and closes.
When you feel resistance as you open the door, that can be a sign that the extension spring snapped.
There is no way to fix a broken extension spring.
Both extension springs need to be replaced even if one is not broken.
That is to equalize the tension the springs carry.
If you are near or from North York, Fixadoor Garage Door Services is open 24/7.
We provide basic tune-up, maintenance and can fix any complex garage door problems.
Garage Door Repairs tips, recommendations and frequently asked questions
Why does my garage door opener light bulb keep dying?
First, check for any shaking of the garage door during operation. Usually, excessive vibration can cause the filament in your opener's bulb to prematurely expire.
One garage spring broke. I have 2, should I replace both?
Garage door springs should ALWAYS be replaced as a set. The reason is once one spring breaks, the other one is probably not far behind, especially considering how springs weaken over time. Combining a new spring with an older one will likely cause an imbalance in your garage door's operation. If you own 2 separate garage doors and only one spring has broken, it's strongly recommended to replace the springs on each door if their springs are around the same age. Depending on your door's position, when a spring breaks it can cause serious injury as well as damage your opener.
Does my garage door require maintenance?
Yes. How often you will require garage door maintenance all depends on how much the door is being used. Generally, we perform the following to ensure your garage door is working properly and tuned up: We do a visual inspection of all the moving parts. We ensure the tracks; rollers and hinges are clean and lubricated properly. We make sure all nuts and bolts are tight and clean. We manually run the operator and door through a cycle to make sure it is running quietly and smoothly. Also, We check the door balance at various opening heights. If the garage door passes all these test, congratulations, you do not need a tune-up.
Can I use the old tracks for a new garage door?
Using old garage door tracks with a new garage door is quite dangerous. Surprisingly or not, many home and business owners try to reduce costs on a new garage door installation by reusing their old garage door track with new panels. While this might reduce the cost, the new door can get damaged faster than normal and derail.
How hard is it really to replace a garage door?
Installing a garage door isn't as simple as installing a regular door. More so, installing it incorrectly can be dangerous. You should call a professional garage door technician.
How long does it take to change a garage door?
if done properly, roughly 3 to 4 hours.