Faulty garage door opener: When to repair and when to replace?

by U.S. Facility Solutions Office Facility Management Company


A properly working garage door is critical for providing access to the garage as well as the commercial building. Needless to say, when this device isn’t working properly, it can create a significant inconvenience and hazardous situation for you and your employees. So, you need to test the mechanism of the garage door opener and garage door to fully determine the status of the opener.


If you have a garage door in your commercial building, you need to understand that garage door opener won’t last forever, much like all mechanical devices. To ensure it operates efficiently for as long as possible, however, you need to replace or repair it when the time comes.


Here are some sure signs your garage door opener needs to be repaired or replaced.


Loud and unusual noise

Noise is a common sign of your failing garage door opener. If your garage door makes a loud noise when opening/closing, it could be a warning that something is not working properly. Slack, vibrating chains, loud electric motors and a bad spring are three culprits of noisy garage doors. If this sign is neglected today, it could become an expensive breakdown tomorrow. Therefore, if you hear any strange, unsettling noises in the movement of your door, you need a commercial overhead door repair service before it becomes dangerous for people.


Unpredictable operation

If your door is not working smoothly during opening or closing, your torsion spring may be broken. This is a red flag that you need to replace your door spring. Spring helps the opener motor lift the garage door’s heavyweight. However, it wears out over time under this powerful pressure. And, if it is not replaced as soon as possible, it can be incredibly hazardous for everyone who interacts with it.


Blocking problem

Does your door not close once opened? If yes, it could be the sign that your door’s sensor is misaligned. This sensor serves the primary purpose of detecting if anything is in the path of the door as it closes. When it detects anything in the way, it stops the door from closing, for safety purposes. When your door opener’s sensor is misaligned, it tends to signal the system that something is jamming the door. So, you need to repair it – and repairing and replacing garage doors also comes in warehouse maintenance solutions


If you find any of these three signs, it might just be the right time to replace or repair it. But, trying to take a DIY approach for repairing or replacing the door can be dangerous. Therefore, you need to hire an expert team of professional garage door repairmen and installers to get the job done right the first time.


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