Garage doors play an important role in our home’s security and overall appearance. They’re often the first thing people notice when driving by or visiting, and the last thing they see when they leave. However, some homeowners may find that their garage door is damaged and won’t close properly. Although you can leave it up to chance by having your garage door off its track, most homeowners prefer knowing that their home is secure and looking its best all year long. Keep reading to learn about some of the most common reasons your garage door isn’t closing.
If you’re experiencing any of these issues, be sure to contact your Top Rated® garage door repair company in Woodstock and the surrounding area, Nabors Garage Doors. We’ll get your garage door looking and functioning as good as new.
One of the most common reasons for a garage door not closing or opening correctly is because it’s blocked. If there’s a rock or something from your garage directly under the door, you’ll probably notice immediately. If the garage door closes on the object, there is something wrong with your sensors and you’ll need to have them checked.
On the other hand, if your garage door doesn’t appear to have any object underneath it, there could be any number of obstructions preventing the garage door from closing. The first place you should check is between the garage door and your home. If you store things on your garage ceiling, they may fall onto the garage door when it’s open and prevent it from closing.
Another thing that could be causing the door to not close or open is something being stuck in the rollers. The rollers are on either side of the garage door and allow it to move smoothly, especially when it’s completely horizontal. However, if there is anything stuck in the track that the rollers move on, the garage door won’t move.
Damage To The Track
The track is the part of the garage door that your rollers are locked into. It keeps your garage moving smoothly and in the right direction. However, if this track becomes damaged, it could impede the movement of your garage door or damage it further. Track damage can result from a number of things including warping, regular wear-and-tear, or something getting stuck in the track. If there is something stuck in the track and you want to remove it, make sure to stay out of the way of the door and don’t get your fingers in the way of the rollers.
Nabors Garage Doors is your Top Rated Local® Garage Door Repair Company in Woodstock and the surrounding area. We take your garage door concerns seriously because your safety and comfort is our top priority. Whether you need garage door installation, garage door repair, or a garage door opener installed, we’ll provide you with high-quality same-day service, every time.
If you’d like to learn more about why your garage door isn’t closing, read part two of this blog.