It’s not a good feeling when you pull into your driveway and realize your garage door won’t open. In most cases, it’s possible to repair the garage door opener yourself. There are certain situations that require you to consult garage door repair professional. Before you head to Google, it can be helpful to take the time to figure out why your garage door opener is in need of repair.
Broken Door Springs
This is the most likely issue when your garage door opener isn’t working. Head inside your home using the front door and see if the springs are having any issues. Garage door springs are under immense pressure and can snap without a moment’s notice. If you’re going to replace the springs yourself, expect to pay around $50 to $100 for parts. Depending on the type of garage door you have, you may need to only buy one spring, though two torsion springs are great to distribute the weight of the garage door and the opener. That being said, if your door’s springs are the culprit, we highly recommend you consult a garage doors repair service. Springs are the most dangerous part of the door and should only be handled by those who have experience under their belt. If you’re planning to hire a professional for spring repair, the average cost for parts and labor is approximately $200 to $300. Be sure to spring for another extra torsion spring!
Misaligned Door Track
If you’ve accidentally bumped into the garage door track, there’s a chance that it was moved out of place. If you can see that the door track is bent, you can grab a mallet and try to knock it back into place, however, don’t hit the track too hard to prevent further damage. If you’re doubting your batting abilities, it’s best to hire an expert who’ll be able to get it fixed just right. Hiring a professional for this garage door opener repair should cost about $100 to $150.
Power Went Out
If the power goes out in your home, the garage door won’t open. This can be a big problem if you need to get your car out of the garage to go to work. Don’t worry; you won’t have to call an Uber or take the day off, there’s an easy manual solution. Look for the chain that controls the garage door and follow it until you see the garage door opener, then try to find a red cord. The cord is almost always red, however, if you see a cord of a different color, it’s probably still what you’re looking for. Pull on the cord until you feel it lock in a downward position. Before you open the garage door, you need to find something to prop it up with, as the door will fall once you stop holding it. Once you’ve found something sturdy enough to hold the door up, lift the garage door and put the item you found to hold open the door in place. If you can’t find something to prop up the door with, have someone hold the door up for you while you drive your car out or into the garage.
Need Help with a Repair Project?
Garage door still won’t open? There’s a chance the opener itself isn’t working or has malfunctioned. Contact the manufacturer for troubleshooting advice but in most cases, you’ll find solace in hiring someone who specializes in garage door opener repair. They’ll be able to help you find a new garage door opener or help fix your existing one in a speedy manner.
Day or night, rain or shine, Garage Door Repair Roseville is ready to help. Give us a call at 916-347-0211.