Emergency Garage Door Repair Mississauga
Overhead door mishaps happen at any given time of day.
That is why most garage door repair shops are open, almost 24/7.
Overhead doors and its parts can malfunction at night.
That can be attributed to old age, outdated parts, broken extension springs, unlubricated springs, and many others.
It can be false positives or simple-sounding problems like screeches that are actually the broken springs itself.
That is why there are emergency overhead door repair services.
Because these things happen, and you are not expected to know or be at your optimum self, especially after a tiring day at work.
Here are some overhead door problems that require emergency repair service.
Emergency Overhead Door Problems
Garage doors have sets of springs, the extension spring, and the torsion spring.
The extension spring extends as the door opens.
The torsion spring twists around a shaft as the overhead door opens.
When these springs break, there is no way to repair it.
You can only replace it.
No, you do not only replace one.
You replace both springs.
How do you know if there is a broken overhead door spring?
The door feels heavier than it does, and there’s resistance when you try to open it.
If that happens, then your springs are broken, and you need to repair it before proceeding to open the door.
The overhead door will crash on anything below it once the spring is broken.
Overhead Door won’t Open
When the overhead door doesn’t open, there’s a wide array of problems that could have possibly caused the problem.
It is as simple as your remote control running out of batteries to the wirings.
However, when it is the wirings, that will require extensive programming.
That is because it requires touching your overhead door’s logic board.
The logic board will be checked for loose wirings or if external sources completely damaged it.
Professional technicians should be the only ones touching transmitters.
That is because overhead door transmitters include wirings and batteries.
When the door’s problems are down to its transmitters, it can be because its batteries are dead.
All the batteries will be replaced.
That is because the dead batteries were most likely installed on the same date, meaning that most of it is also drained.
The wirings around the transmitters can also be responsible for the door not to open.
In that case, a professional technician needs to inspect your transmitters.
Frozen Garage Door
You should not touch a frozen garage door.
Do not hit it; pour hot water on any part of the overhead door or anything.
That is because when it snows, something must have caused the weather sealant to break.
With that, the snow enters the garage door, forming ice on areas such as the cables and wirings.
The door is frozen shut.
When that happens, call for an emergency garage door repair.
Hitting the ice and snow may cause adverse effects on your overhead door.
Also, the formed ice on your wirings and cables will not have a good outcome if you touch it with bare hands.
When the garage door stops midway closing and opens, that may be attributed to a misaligned photo-eye.
The best way to know something is wrong with the photo-eye is when the LED sensors are blinking.
Sure, you can clean off the dirt on the photo-eye.
However, if you do this and the problem still persists, then it is time to call for a garage door repair because the problem is more intricate than cleaning.
Frequency problems are common with overhead doors.
For people who do not know much about wirings and installation, then talking about jamming devices and antenna extenders can sound daunting.
These also count as emergency repairs that you can call a garage service shop for.
All in all, everything that goes wrong with your garage door is an emergency that requires immediate repair.
That is because the smallest thing that goes wrong with garage doors tend to spread, and it is better to nip it in the bud.
If you are near or in Mississauga, our service shop offers emergency repair for your needs.
Give us a call.
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.