When something has gone array with your garage door, it can be a daunting thought. Since most of us use our garage every single day, it can be super inconvenient when it’s not working. At Rise & Shine Garage Doors, we don’t want you to panic. Before you have to call our professionals, we can help you try to navigate smaller repair issues right at the moment! Here are our top tips and tricks for when something isn’t quite right with your garage door. Of Course, if you prefer to have us handle it just give us a call.
Does Your Unit Have Power?
Believe it or not, we have been called out to several homes with the complaint that the owner’s garage door is not working at all. After minimal investigation, it’s discovered their garage system is completely intact, but the power was disconnected. To prevent this, be sure to check your breaker as someone may have accidentally flipped a switch and cut your power.
Is The Battery Working?
When you open and close your garage, it’s most likely controlled by a mounted keypad or a remote operator. Are the batteries working in those? Does it need a replacement? Replacing the batteries on the keypad is a step that is often missed! Find out if yours needs a battery and keep a spare in your closet!
Is The Opener Locked?
Believe it or not, garage door openers can have a lock mechanism. If you have your instructional guide, take a look! There is a lock feature on some garage door openers that could be preventing your door from opening or closing. Typically, a light will flicker, and you will need to hold down the bottom the entire time to fix it. The best way to fix this problem is to check out your manual!
Is It Your Wires?
For your garage door, there are always wires that connect the sensors and the main garage door unit. Since your garage is a transitional space that is both outside and inside, it’s not uncommon to see that these wires have been compromised. Whether someone damaged them in an accident, or a critter chewed on them, you can easily give them a quick check to see if they are intact.
Are The Sensors Okay?
Garages done in the last 10 years not all have sensors placed on them. If your sensors are out of alignment or something happens to be in their way, your garage door will not come down. So, before you call anyone, check to make sure that both sensors are lined up with each other. Check to make sure that they are clean, and nothing is in their way!
Lastly, if all else fails, please call our professionals. We will quickly come out and take a look at your issues. Our expert professionals will ensure that your garage is repaired and functioning in a timely manner. Afterall, no one wants broken garage door stress onto their shoulders. For more information about our garage repair services, give us a call today. Contact Rise & Shine Garage Doors in Minnesota today at (612) 886-9606.