3 Common Garage Door Problems You Can DIY and One You Shouldn’t

We all desire a smooth-functioning garage door. However, you can expect occasional garage door problems and the inconveniences that ensue. It is common for garage door owners to try to save money by attempting DIY garage door repair Vancouver. This article sheds light on the typical garage door problems you can repair yourself and one issue you shouldn’t.

Garage door problems you can repair yourself:

Garage Door Won’t Close All The Way

A garage door that won’t close all the way is a security risk to your home or business. A faulty photo-eye, aka safety sensor, most likely causes this problem. The photo-eye is a safety feature powered by an infrared beam and prevents your garage door from closing when there is an obstruction that can result in the garage door crashing on humans, pets, or other objects in its path. An excellent way to detect this problem is by checking your garage door opener for a blinking light and a ticking sound. If the indicator light blinks on and off, the chances are high that the photo eyes are misaligned or blocked or sometimes have a dirty lens.

To fix this problem, locate and adjust the pivot bracket so that the photo eyes are parallel. You can also inspect the area around the sensors to ensure that nothing is blocking it. Additionally, remove cobwebs, wipe the sensor for moisture and dirt, and remove debris on or around the photo eye units.

Noisy Garage Door

A noisy garage door is often irritating. This problem may be due to one or more of the garage door’s moving parts. However, the usual suspects are loose hardware, metal parts requiring lubrication, or worn rollers. All of these parts can be fixed or replaced without calling a professional. For example, strange noise coming from the metal parts can be addressed by lubricating the affected areas with the proper lubricant. Apply the lubricant to parts such as the hinges and springs. It is important to avoid lubricating nylon rollers without bearings, which may damage the roller. For loose parts, get out your toolbox and tighten any bolts that seem to have come apart or loosened.

Garage Door Cleaning

Sometimes, accumulated dirt or dust may be the reason your garage door isn’t functioning the way it should. Garage door cleaning is one of those maintenance tasks you can do in your free time. Get mild dish soap, a soft sponge, wet cloth, or a bristle brush to clean your garage door. Use any of these to wash your garage door and rinse with clean water. If yours is a steel garage door, protect it from rust by drying it and spraying lubricant. Garage door cleaning should be done regularly to improve appearance and functionality.

However, it would be best if you never attempted to repair this garage door problem by yourself:

Broken Garage Door Spring Repair

A garage door with broken springs is dangerous and should be left to the pros to avoid accidents and injuries. Usually, A broken spring can be detected by a loud and startling bang as the garage door spring breaks or snaps. Contact a professional garage door repair company as soon as this happens. Your repair professional can inspect, diagnose, and fix this problem properly and advice about high cycle garage door springs or any other issues that may occur to your garage door and provide peace of mind to years to come

Are you looking for a garage door repair professional to repair your broken garage door? Visit https://titangaragedoors.ca/ for help.

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Reviews For Titan Garage Doors Coquitlam

Christopher Jones
Christopher Jones
04:41 09 Feb 20
My old garage door opener failed on Saturday afternoon. I called Titan Garage Doors in Coquitlam and was amazed to... learn that they could have someone available to look at it that day. Technician Adam was at my door shortly after 6:00 pm. An hour and a half later, I had a brand new opener installed, the spring rebalanced, and door joints lubricated. I was very pleased with the prompt and professional service. Titan will be my “go to” for all of my garage door needs going forward.read more
Simon Hardy-Francis
Simon Hardy-Francis
02:08 17 Jan 20
One of our two, relatively new, garage door springs broke after about 5 years. So googled and found Titan Garage Doors... to fix it. They turned up same day within 1.5 hours to fix it. Alex, the technician was a super nice and super skillful guy, and it was obvious he had done the job countless times. He had to work in cramped conditions because the cars were struck in the garage, but he did a great job. The final price for two new springs was C$420 including tax. I'm only taking a star off because the person on the phone initially -- not Alex -- said a different price range; $150 to $250 ish. They must replace pairs of springs all day long... so why not just quote the real prices charged over the phone? Summary: Loved Alex. Hated the phone person in retrospect.read more
Chris M
Chris M
20:37 31 Dec 19
Needed a new spring replacement. I was able to make an appointment same day and the technician was excellent. Great... customer service and stayed true to their estimate that was quoted over the phone. I would use them again.read more
Kevin S
Kevin S
23:07 28 Dec 19
My garage door spring snapped. Called these guys first thing in the morning. When the mechanic arrived 30 minutes... later, I was anticipating getting ridiculous quote like those locksmith scam (paid $260 for 1 minute of job because locksmith knows you are desperate about getting locked out). Later I realized garage door repair isn’t the same as locksmith. I was given a reasonable quote for one hour of labour and it includes the price of the spring. After the mechanic got the door fixed, I was able to pay by credit card and was given a receipt. And on top of that, there is warranty for their repair work. I hope I don’t have to called them any time soon, but if I have to I will. Highly recommended.read more
David Ronald
David Ronald
20:21 14 Dec 19
Customer service phone response was excellent. Service tech , Alex, arrived promptly, surveyed the issue, provided... options , made adjustments and debriefed very professionally. Management of payment was fast and fair. This was an overall excellent experience.read more
Rob C
Rob C
02:54 11 Dec 19
Very prompt service. The technician, Eli, was pleasant, courteous and professional. He assessed the problem that we... were having with our garage door opener, opened the unit up and showed me the parts that had failed. Upon my approval of his price quotation, he went to work replacing the defective/failed part which I was pleased to find out that he carried in his vehicle. Very happy with the experience and highly recommend this technician and the company.read more
Bebe Z
Bebe Z
04:37 10 Dec 19
We're very happy with the service. Dan did a great job fixing our garage door. He also updated all rollers and... installed door seals on the sides and top. Would recommend to anyone who needs their garage door fixed or serviced.read more
Patrick Wright
Patrick Wright
01:49 26 Nov 19
I would NOT recommend this company! We called Titan to come and do a service, maintenance and any necessary repair on... our garage door. The technician showed up, spent maybe 10 minutes at our place, balanced the door, took his $120 bucks and basically that was it. We asked if there was anything else that needed to be done and we were told no. Our installer arrived the next day and we were told that some of the rollers and hinges would need to be replaced prior to the installation of our new garage door opener. We were not told by Titan that any of this needed to be done. Titan returned the next day to give us a quote for the rollers and hinges... They quoted $40 dollars for each hinge, and $15 per roller. We have 12 hinges/rollers! At this rate, we'd be better off buying a whole new door! We had another company come in and replace only what was broken for a fraction of the cost and they did an amazing job I would not recommend this company, unless you have money to burn and want to overspend!read more
Rennie Durgapershad
Rennie Durgapershad
22:48 02 Nov 19
This was great and most expeditious service. The installer Adam was great and knowledgeable. Impressed with speed of... the service!read more
Chris Adamson
Chris Adamson
18:16 18 Oct 19
I am very happy with the service. Adam from Titan Doors did a great job fixing my garage door. He found the problem... right away (broken spring) and replaced the part quickly which he already had with him. Arrived within half an hour of me calling at 9 in the morning and fixed it all before 11am! Garage opens smoother and quieter than it did before! Thank you!!read more
Keni Casti
Keni Casti
23:38 01 Oct 19
We had Mario respond fast, (within the hour) he was very professional and friendly. He did excellent work and explained... step by step everything that was repaired. Excellent all around.read more
Frances Jans
Frances Jans
18:38 29 Aug 19
Convenient, called last night with a garage door issue, made an appointment for between 8-9am the next morning. Kim and... his team showed promptly within the time frame given, and completed within the hour. I would recommend this company.read more
Sarabjit Sehmi
Sarabjit Sehmi
01:15 29 Aug 19
Excellent service provided today along with the parts supplied. Best people to deal with regarding the repairs of any... garage doors requirements. Called them in an hour and were at my house within the specified time. Recommend this company for any repair needs.read more
Flora Lai
Flora Lai
20:45 26 Aug 19
These guys are great. They worked hard. Polite and nice. It is a good job.
Farid Jamal
Farid Jamal
21:11 04 Jul 19
These guys were great for speed and quality of service . They came in the first part of time window provided, reviewed... the work, provided a quote, which was just as well, as the their dispatcher had provided much lower quotes, I was happy with the quote and recommendations and they proceeded with the job. They were efficient, courteous and clean.. I would not only use them again, but also highly recommend them.read more
Sonia Workman
Sonia Workman
23:11 02 Jul 19
Garage door busted today and Kim was here within an hour and even called to let me know he was running a bit late so I... was waiting around. Was fast, efficient and thorough! Even fixed something else that I didn't notice. Would definitely recommend Kim and his services to anyone that needs any sort of garage door repair!!!!read more
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