Top 6 Most Common Garage Door Issues For Repair

Garage doors play an important safety role on our properties. Unfortunately, like any other part, garage doors do face problems after some point. It is frustrating when the door won’t work right. While there are garage door issues you can resolve by yourself, you may need to call in a professional to do accurate repairs to get the garage door back in shape. Understanding the common repair problems can help you know when a repair technician’s visit is warranted.

Garage door cables have snapped

There is so much energy produced when a garage door torsion spring breaks leading to a cut in the cable. The momentum resulting from the break can be of huge damage to anything that is near the door. When you experience such fault on your garage door, look for a seasoned garage door repairer to repair it for you.

Sensitivity is out of control

This situation will not only happen to old doors, but to new or repaired ones as well. The main reason for the incident is the opener fails to release as it is not able to establish the correct door weight especially if the sensitivity is wrongly set. For proper functioning, use the manufacturer’s manual to try and see if the sensitivity is correctly set. Make corrections to the close force with the correct limit shift settings according to the manual for better results.

Wrong garage door limit settings

For new doors, you might notice that it does not stay in its closed position, and instead it pulls back up. This can also be experienced with doors that require adjustments. Most often, main cause is the open and close limit setting for the door’s opener. Correct door opener settings are important in providing instructions on the specific opening distance before it closes again. What will happen if your limit is high? The opener won’t be in a position to recoil and the door will hit the ground before making an automatic contrary movement.

Tension cables or springs are broken

Whenever the garage door begins closing, its momentum is held in check by tension springs and cables providing a safe lowering. When the springs or cables are not functioning, the door closing speed will not be checked and it will fall at a faster rate usually resulting in a bang. Anything that lies beneath the door is thus likely to be crushed under the weight and falling speed. Once you notice an issue with the springs or cables, it is suggested to get a technician specializing in garage door repair in Surrey to check and fix it.

The springs and the cables work in cohesion to keep the door stable. If the springs break, there will be too much strain put on the cable causing an eventual break. The uncoiling effect produced during a break will cause the cables to soar with an elastic outcome. If you have ever been hurt by the uncoiling effect of a rubber band, you are close to what a broken cable can do only that you have to multiply the pain a number of times to meet the weight and size of the garage door.

Track misalignment

Smooth movement of the door is aided by tracks that have to be in perfect condition to facilitate this. Wear and tear happens after usage for a period of time and they become uneven. The functionality of the door at this stage is reduced making it hard to close and open. If you decide to make the repairs on your own, beware of the injuries you might be subject to. Get the services of a professional to do the work for you satisfactorily.

Sensor issues

Just like any other wear and tear, door sensors are bound to malfunction. A door with bad sensors will not be smooth while opening or closing. This is not an issue that should deprive you sleep at all. All door repair service provider is made of a very seasoned team that will deal with the same with the professionalism it deserves.

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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 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 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 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 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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