As commercial and residential garage door service professionals, we’ve pretty much dealt with every issue you can think of when it comes to garage door repair Whitby.
Although there may be repairs and maintenance that you can’t handle on your own, there are common issues that you can fix yourself. The sooner you identify and fix the issue, the less damage and cost you’ll have later on.
Just a little reminder: These troubleshooting tips should be done at your own risk. If the issues are not self-evident, it may be best to leave the garage door repair Toronto up to the professionals. Our garage door specialists are experts in the industry, and can complete any garage door repair Whitby. Star Garage Doors is here to ensure that your garage door repairs Richmond Hill are completed safely and on time.
Check out our list of common garage door problems you might face and an easy no-fuss repair you can try.
Garage Door Not Opening? Check Your Door First.
Garage Door Track Out of Alignment?
If your garage door track is out of alignment, it can be a serious issue.
However, if the track is misaligned but the door still moves, there are a few things you can attempt to do yourself. You’ll know that it’s misaligned if you hear a rubbing noise when the garage door reaches a certain spot on the tracks each time it opens and closes. Sometimes the door may even slow down when it hits this spot.
To realign the track, first loosen the screws that hold the track to the frame. Then, gently tap the track with a rubber mallet to move it back into the proper position. You can use a level to ensure it’s perfectly straight. Once you have the alignment correct, tighten the screws securely to ensure the track won’t move and cause more issues when opening your garage door. Repeat this process on the other tracks that may also be out of alignment.
If the door won’t move at all because of an alignment issue, then this problem should be left to the professionals. A garage door technician will have the necessary equipment needed to safely realign your garage door. Additionally, if the track misalignment is beyond repair, we can install a new garage door track for you. Learn more about new garage door tracks here.
Garage Door Slightly Opens Then Closes Immediately After?
If this is your issue, it’s likely the springs at the top of the door need to be replaced. If you replaced the garage door springs within the last three years, you may only need to replace the broken ones.
Our professional recommendation is to replace all springs at the same time. Replacing broken springs separately could double the cost of your garage door repair Whitby.
Need a Professional?
We hope our tips and tricks help you with your minor garage door repairs. If the issue persists, or you need the help of a professional, our technicians are available 24/7. Contact 1-877-777-8083 and we’d be happy to assist you with all your Garage Door Repair Toronto needs.