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Garage Doors: 4 Common Maintenance Problems September 23, 2016

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Garage Doors: 4 Common Maintenance Problems, Scott, Missouri

Garage doors can be difficult to repair, but there are ways to detect and address problems in advance. Learning more about your garage door will help you investigate potential problems and, if needed, communicate these findings with a specialist in garage door repair.

Based in Branson, MO, Kelly's Garage Door Sales & Service is locally owned and provides the highest quality service and technical expertise to customers throughout South Central Missouri and North Arkansas. The following are common problems to be aware of when considering repairs and maintenance for your garage doors:

  • Cables & Springs: Over time, cables and springs can break or become extremely loose, causing the garage door to randomly fall shut and creating a serious safety hazard. Thoroughly examine your garage door to look for visible issues with your cables or springs, but remember that repairing and replacing these parts independently can be complex.

  • Track Alignment: The track of your garage door enables it to move. Any sign of bending or gapping along the rails is a problem that should be addressed sooner rather than later. Because the rail supports its movement, the weight of the door can worsen the issue, rendering it completely immobile or stuck at a certain point. Realigning the track consists of retightening and improving the frame, its screws, and the overall track. The process can often be complex, but working with a garage door service professional can eliminate the risk of doing it yourself.

  • garage doorsImproper Garage Door Limit: When a garage door won't open fully (or at all), it can be indicative of the garage’s limit settings. This is especially a common issue with new garage door units. To repair it, review your limit settings and limit range — these dictate the garage door’s movements for opening and closing functions.

  • Faulty Remote Control: If you’ve reviewed your garage door and can’t identify an obvious issue, it might be the remote control device or its sensors. To test the problem, use new batteries and turn on the remote as per its instructions to see if it can control the garage door. If the issue persists, it may be indicative of problems with the sensors related to the remote.

If you’re experiencing issues with your garage door or want to explore ideas for a future project, call Kelly’s Garage Door Sales & Service at (417) 336-4381, visit them online, or get further acquainted at their office in Branson. You can also connect with the team on Facebook.

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