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Garage Door Repair

When to Call the Professionals

You’re getting ready for work and everything is going well. You’ve finally gotten dressed and out the door when your garage door opener doesn’t work. You keep pressing and nothing happens. You’ve come to the realization that the door is broken and you can’t get your car out until the repairs are done. What do you do now?

There are some garage door problems that are a quick fix, but when it comes to ones that may affect a homeowner’s safety, Absolute Overhead Door Service recommends seeking professional help. For the handy do-it-yourselfers, you’ll realize that repairing a garage door is no easy task. The design may seem simple to decipher but closer inspection will reveal a complex object with many moving parts.

The following garage door problems should always be fixed by a licensed garage repair professional:

Broken SpringBroken Spring Example - Garage Door Repair

The purpose of the garage door spring is to balance the weight of the garage door and make it easier for the door to open and close. However, over time from performing its function, the spring gets weak and loses its tension. If you’re present when this occurs, you may hear a loud snap. If not, you may notice the garage door opening at an angle. Because the spring houses an immense amount of built up pressure, special tools are used in the repair. If attempted by an amateur person, this repair can cause severe self-inflicted injuries, damage to the garage door, and damage to your home.

Broken Cables and Rollers

The cables and rollers act as the pulley system for your garage door. Without them, the door will not be able to ascend and descend. If you hear squeaking sounds when your garage door is in motion this could be a sign of deteriorating rollers or cables. Because the cables are under immense tension and the rollers must stay in its designated track, ensuring that these two items are repaired professionally will, again, ensure safety and prolong the life of the garage door.

Bent or Misaligned Track

A bend or misalignment in the garage door track can be caused by the garage door closing on an object. The tracks are what the rollers use as a guide when opening and closing the door. If this is bent or misaligned, attempting to fix it on your own will cause damage to the door and potential harm to you.

Damaged Panel

Finally, if a panel on your garage door is damaged, repairing entails removing the panel and reassembling the door when finished. The professionals will have the right tools to safely handle the job without damaging your home or the door.

Properly fixing and diagnosing the causes of these problems can extend the life of the garage door and prevent the problems from reoccurring. In the world of garage door repairs, immediate assistance is necessary.  Contact our professional team at Absolute Overhead Door Service or call us at 502-561-8444 for your same day service 7 days a week. Let us get your garage door repair done safely, quickly, and efficiently.