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Garage Doors Not Closing Completely? Find Out Why January 30, 2018

Williamsport, Lycoming
Garage Doors Not Closing Completely? Find Out Why, Williamsport, Pennsylvania

While your garage door usually functions properly, it might not close completely if even one part isn’t operating up to par. Not only is this dangerous for you and your family, but it’s also a hassle to deal with. Overhead Door Co. of Lycoming County specializes in garage door service in Williamsport, PA, and they explain a few reasons yours might be malfunctioning.

Why Your Garage Door May Not Be Closing

1. Blockage

Sometimes small, difficult-to-see objects can block the corners of your garage door, preventing it from closing. Examine the edge of the door to look for anything wedged in between, from outdoor debris to toys and tools. 

2. Sensor Issues

Occasionally, sensors can misalign, which prevents the garage door from closing. Twin sensors keep your door in proper working condition, so when they move out of alignment, issues can easily occur. Thankfully, this is simple to identify — if the sensors are blinking, they’re misaligned. Call your garage door service provider to move them back into proper position.

3. Cable Damage

garage doorsSome garage doors require cables to lower all the way down, closing safely behind as you drive in. When these cables are damaged, your door won’t lower, and it could slam down at any time. Cables could also get stuck somewhere on the system, catching at the top and preventing further movement. Since cable issues are usually caused by wear and tear, the problem typically requires replacement to get back in working order. 

4. Track Damage

Tracks slide your door along safely, but if they’re bent or damaged, you could experience an array of issues. When the door can’t glide back and forth properly, it won’t close. You’ll need professionals to examine the tracks. They might be able to fix bends, but more extensive damage could require a complete track replacement. 

If your garage doors aren’t closing completely, the problem could stem from an array of issues. Get it examined and resolved by a team you can trust: Overhead Door Co. of Lycoming County, a division of Schrader Architectural Products. If you opt for a new garage door, they also carry some of the finest equipment in the industry, using materials such as steel, aluminum, vinyl, wood, and fiberglass. Visit The Genuine, the Original Overhead Door Company online or call (570) 326-4749 for more information about their products.

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