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3 Common Garage Door Problems & How to Fix Them November 6, 2017

Williamsport, Lycoming
3 Common Garage Door Problems & How to Fix Them, Williamsport, Pennsylvania

Having a garage attached to your home is convenient, but it can be bothersome if it isn’t working like it’s supposed to. When there is something wrong, you may find it difficult to pinpoint how to fix it. Luckily, the professionals at Overhead Door Co. of Lycoming County in Williamsport, PA, are experts in the field of garage door repair. Below, they offer some helpful information about what you can do to fix common problems.

Common Garage Door Problems

The Door Won’t Open

If you haven’t used your garage door in a while, you may notice it has problems opening. You might also experience this problem if there is something wrong with the electrical wiring that operates the system. First, you should check to see if the batteries in your remote control opener have expired. If this doesn’t work, you will need to call a garage door service so they can take a closer look at the wiring.

You Hear Strange Noises

garage doorAlthough a garage door is hardly silent when it opens and closes, there may be a problem if you notice any strange sounds. It can indicate anything from poor lubrication to a worn-out rolling track or bent coils. If the noises are so loud that the neighbors can hear, use a lubricant on the moving metal parts for a temporary fix. Depending on the severity of the issue, you may need a replacement garage door as a permanent solution.

The Door Stays in the Open Position

Dealing with a garage door stuck in one position is especially difficult in the winter when cold air gets inside. First, check the cleanliness of the track. You may be able to fix the problem by removing any debris or obstacles preventing the door from moving. If you still experience sticking even after cleaning the track, contact a professional to examine the system’s wiring.

Difficulties with your garage door shouldn’t go unfixed. If you can’t troubleshoot the problem on your own, there’s nothing wrong with enlisting the help of a specialist. The technicians at Overhead Door Co. of Lycoming County — a division of Schrader Architectural Products — have fixed and sold garage doors since 1965. Known as “The Genuine, the Original Overhead Door Company,” you can trust them to get your system operating again. To schedule an appointment today, visit their website or give them a call at (570) 326-4749.

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