If your garage door won't raise even after you change the batteries in your opener, call a repair person soon. Your garage door (or overhead door) could have a problem with the hardware, cables, or springs. Learn why your garage door won't raise and how you can service it below.
Hinges play a critical role in keeping your garage door stable and in control. But over time, hinges break, rust, and even corrode. If the hinges holding your garage door panels in place break, rust, or corrode, the door may not raise properly when you need it.
If you notice bad hinges on your overhead door, you can try to replace the components yourself. However, some hinges provide support for the door's weight. If you remove the wrong hinges, your garage door could fall. You also need to install the correct gauge or size hinges on your door to keep it safe. Have a garage door repair person replace the hinges for you right away.
If you don't see anything wrong with your garage door hinges, call a technician and have them check the door's cables for problems.
Bad Cables And Springs
Most garage doors come with cables and springs. Without properly working cables or springs, the door won't raise or lower. A garage door technician can check the cables to see if the devices broke away from the door or springs, loosened up, or rusted or corroded in places
If the cables exhibit any of the issues above, a repair person can clean, oil, repair, or replace them for you. You want to have a repair person maintain your garage door cables regularly to avoid major problems later on. If the cables don't have any issues, a repair person can check the springs on the door.
Your garage door won't raise if the springs have cracked or suffered severe damage over the years. In most cases, damaged garage door springs can be extremely dangerous. Excessive stress can cause the springs to break, especially if the devices are under pressure. A repair person may recommend you replace the springs immediately if they find something wrong with the parts.
If a technician doesn't find anything wrong with the hardware, cables, or springs, they may check the door's rollers, opener, and other components for problems. You may simply need a new garage door opener and rollers.
Learn more about servicing your overhead door by contacting a garage door repair person today.