Sometimes garage doors have a mind of their own. You have just parked on your driveway, pressed the remote control, and… Nothing. Luckily, if you have a few minutes on your hands and a little bit of patience, you can avoid a costly call to the repair service and take care of the problem yourself. Here we give you a few advice about possible garage door problems
Lack of power
On of the most common problems, lack of electricity can be a result of a black out, a problem in the wiring or a blown a fuse. In this case, you might not have that many options to solve the electricity problem yourself, but you can always manually operate your doors. There is always a cord dangling from the guide track and it is, in most cases, marked with a little bit of red cord. Just pull it to manually open or close your door with a little physical effort.
If you happen to live in colder places, you must know about this issue. The mechanism of the door gets stiff, and it doesn’t work. Many, if not the most, of recent garage door models, have pressure adjustment options. You can manually set up the pressure and raise or lower the door accordingly, so they run smoothly even in the coldest temperatures.
Garage doors are one of the most exposed parts of your home. They are susceptible to extreme weather and the inevitability of time. This leads to sagging problems. In this case, you can use tension rods which run diagonally from top to bottom. Tighten them using a turnbuckle and then make your door nice and straight, running smoothly down the guides.
Locking your door
Most of modern garage doors have locking mechanisms based on horizontal bars which slot into the door tracks on the side. This system is simple and effective, but, over time, the bars can slip out of place and get misaligned with the locking slots. Your job is to reposition the slots so the bars can easily fall into the right position.