What To Do When Your Garage Door Won’t Close
One of the most common garage door problems occurs when the door does not close upon command. Whether you’re rushing to work or leaving the house for the vacation you saved up for, these problems seem to always occur right when we least expect it. After pushing the button to no avail, try these troubleshooting tips when your garage door will not close.
Check Your Opener Remote
Many of us have garage door openers that travel with us in the car. It is quite possible that the sensor or batteries have worn out. First check to see that the batteries inside your garage door opener are not dead. If so, replace them as soon as possible.
Double Check Your Sensors
At the bottom of your garage door, near the floor are sensors. If the two sensors are not aligned with one another, they will refuse to close your door (for safety reasons). Sensors can be pushed out of alignment due to children running, overcrowding in your garage or simple mistakes such as a lawnmower hitting it by accident. Be sure to ensure that these sensors are aligned, out of the direct sunlight when the door is open, are clear of dirt and debris, and are not blocked. If your garage door will still not close, it is time to call a professional.
Trust the Professional
If all else fails, do not try to tinker with the opening system. Messing around with your system could lead to more damage and your wallet will not thank you. Call your local garage door professionals to take care of a thorough inspection and repair. There could be deeper problems with the wiring, system, or other element. The professionals are trained in safety practices, troubleshooting, opening systems and the skills needed to fix your garage door in no time.
If your garage door is not closing, give the experts at Superior Overhead Doors a call!