Overhead commercial garage doors are designed to take a beating. As a business, you give it everything she’s got. But naturally your garage door will have issues that need repaired, eventually. Considering all the moving parts of a garage door and how often you use it, that’s to be expected. Here are 5 common repair services we offer for overhead garage doors.
Your rollers are what allow the door to run freely along the track as you open and close it. Overtime, they’ll wear out and need to be replaced. You’ll first notice the garage door moving along the track roughly. If this happens, you’ll need somebody to come out and inspect your rollers and see if they need repaired.
Cables are essential to your garage door. They are used in the pulley system that opens and closes the garage door. But even the best cables will naturally wear out overtime. If the garage door isn’t open as smoothly as it should, you’ll need a garage door technician to come and inspect the cables.
If your cables are worn out, you’ll need them replaced. Keep in mind this is not a DIY garage door repair — you’ll need a professional to install them for you. Cables can cause serious injury if they are not handled properly.
Another garage door repair you should never do yourself is replacing your garage door springs. Springs provide the tension to your garage door that does the heavy lifting — why your several hundred pound door feels as light as a feather when you lift it. It’s that tension that makes them dangerous. If they should suddenly snap, they can cause serious bodily injury. Always leave it to a professional to replace your springs.
That being said, you can visually inspect your garage door springs for signs of wear and tear. Look for any slack in the springs. If your springs are rusty, they may also need to be replaced. If there’s any concern, call a professional for a more thorough inspection.
Hinge Repair & Replacement
Old, worn out hinges can dampen the performance of your garage, leading to repair issues. If your garage door is sticking in place, stuttering, or stopping, you might want to take a look at your hinges.
As professional garage door technicians, we always recommend replacing the whole hinge, as opposed to repairing it. It’s actually a cheaper way to approach this garage door repair, and the fix will last longer.
Repairing Bent Garage Door Tracks
Your garage door may also be stuttering — or refusing to open at all — due to bent tracks. Your garage door travels on the tracks, located on either end of the door, as it raises and lowers. If they aren’t in good shape, or are bent or warped, this can cause your garage door to go off track. They can also damage the garage door.
We recommend hiring a professional for this garage door repair. We can come out and inspect the tracks to determine if they need repaired or if you should outright replace your garage door tracks.