3 Common Reasons Why Your Garage Door Won’t Open (Or Close)

As any homeowner will tell you, your garage door is one of the most essential parts of your home. It allows you to drive in and out of your home with ease, keeping you and your car safe from the elements. This makes it quite frustrating when your garage door is suddenly refusing to open or close. 

While at times you may be able to tackle these problems yourself, you may have to call in professional help to get your garage door working again. To determine the severity of the issue, you’ll need to identify the problem first. 

To help you do this, we’ve gone ahead and put together 3 common reasons why your garage door won’t open.

Something Is Blocking Your Garage Door Path

Newer garage doors are equipped with a reversing mechanism that prevents it from crushing whatever lies in its path. If your garage door is repeatedly closing halfway only to open back up, check to see if anything is blocking the path.

It could be that stray toys or tools may have shifted, causing the garage door to do an about-face. If you live in a windy area, it may be that debris has blown into your garage and on the track of the garage, preventing the rollers from moving forward.

The Torsion Springs Are Broken

The springs in your garage door are often the first pieces to break. It wil cause a very loud sound, almost like a gunshot. 

At times, this sound is so loud that some homeowners think a firecracker was set off in their garage. If you have a broken spring in your garage, do not try to open the door. It could fall back down on you, causing you or a member of your family great harm.

 Call a professional to come to inspect and replace the springs, as they have the proper tools and expertise to handle the problem.

Your Cables Have Snapped

When a torsion spring breaks, it often causes the cables to snap as well. The force that the cable snaps with can damage any walls or vehicles in its path.

If a person is in the way of the cable they may be severely injured as well.  In that case that your cables have snapped, you should not try to fix the problem yourself. Call a professional to help.

Contact The Doorman Service Co, Inc.

If your garage door is having trouble opening or closing, don’t wait for the problem to get worse. Contact The Doorman Service Co, Inc for professional help. With over 40 years of service to offer you, we’ve seen hundreds of garage door problems, and are more than ready to help you solve yours. 

To make an appointment, give us a call or fill out our website’s online contact form. If you choose to fill out the online form, a member of our team will be in touch with you within 24-48 hours. 

You can rest assured that you will get the highest quality of garage door service in the Puget area!

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