Do you know that your garage door is one of the most important features in your home when it comes to safety and security?
And while Mississauga in the GTA is a pretty safe place in which to live, why would you want to take a chance?
Aside from protecting you from break-ins and robberies, a garage door also protects you from the elements.
And another interesting fact is that your property’s value increases when you have a garage door that is in excellent condition.
The problem is that garage doors, like all mechanical things, they tend to wear out over a period of time and need to be either repaired or replaced.
So, what are the signs that you should look out for that tell you it’s time to get your garage door repaired?
The Garage Door Suddenly Stops Working
You would think that a garage door that suddenly stops working would need to be replaced.
Surprisingly, it is actually easier to fix this issue since there is usually an isolated part that is causing the problem.
Sometimes it can be something as simple as dead batteries in the garage remote!
However, if you have already checked the batteries of the remote, then it’s time to call in the professionals for garage door repair in Mississauga.
The Garage Door May Feel Heavier Than Normal
If your garage door feels heavier than normal, then the springs that help lift the door may have worn out and need replacement.
The good thing is that this is another easy and inexpensive fix.
Panel Damage to Your Garage Door
If you notice any damage to a panel on your garage door, it is best to get it fixed as soon as possible.
Most garage door manufacturers also produce individual panels, so you can get in touch with your dealer to get a replacement panel.
You need to remember that a single damaged panel, if not repaired immediately, can lead to further damage to the rest of the garage door.
Furthermore, replacing a single panel is much cheaper than waiting for the damage to get worse.
Sagging Garage Door
Does it look like one side of the garage door seems lower than the other when you close it halfway?
This could mean that the door is imbalanced.
By getting your garage door rehung, you prevent the chance of one side of your garage door getting damaged – which can then become quite an expensive proposition.
Proper Maintenance Can Cut Down Costs
If you ensure that your garage door is properly maintained, then you actually end up spending much less in repairs, and you will extend its life too, which means that you will not have to fork out a huge amount of money for a new door.
As experts in garage door maintenance and repair in the Greater Toronto Area, if you have a problem with your garage door, then all you need to do is call and we will take care of the problem for you.
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.