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Common Causes of Garage Door Breakdown

When any part of your garage door breaks down, you will experience challenges when using it. In most instances, door breakdowns are as a result of tear and wear. This means that you have the responsibility of maintaining your garage door as recommended by the manufacturer for it to last longer.

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    Here are the causes of garage door breakdown:

    • Garage door springs bear a lot of strain as they keep the door in place. With time, this weight can break the springs. With broken springs, the garage door will cease to serve you reliably.
    • The second cause of garage door breakdown is broken cables. It is these cables that help you lift open and close your garage door. The strains occasioned by constant opening and closing results into tear and wear as well as the ultimate unreliability of your garage door.
    • Worn out rollers are also a common cause of garage door breakdown. Your sliding garage door will not open easily if, by any chance, the rollers are off the track or broken. If you fail to address this on time, there is the likelihood of further damages rendering your door unusable.
    • Worn out hardware is also a possible breeding ground for garage door breakdowns. Some of these hardware includes hinges and bolts that can get rusty over the years. With rusty parts, your garage door will not serve you effectively.

    However, these breakdowns can be addressed, and your door’s functionality restored.

    Quick and Efficient Solutions

    For broken springs, you should replace them with new ones. The replacement is a natural process, and as such, DIY is the most convenient approach. Ensure that you observe the manufacturer’s recommendations when DIY. Alternatively, you can engage a door repair company to do the replacement on your behalf.

    Detecting worn-out cables can prove challenging at times. You should call in a door repair expert to diagnose the problem. If it is determined that the cables are worn out, then replacing them would be the best option.

    The diagnosis of worn-out rollers also needs a trained professional. You should call in a door expert to help replace them in case they are broken. This will restore the functionality of your garage door.

    For worn-out hardware, you will need to replace them with new parts. Alternatively, if their condition is still good, you can opt for lubrication.

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    We have a minimum annual warranty for new doors and openers. We also offer a five year spring warranty.

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