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What Can I Do If My Garage Door Won’t Close?

Posted on: July 24, 2021

What Can I Do If My Garage Door Won’t Close?

There’s nothing quite as infuriating as you’re running late for an appointment or work and, when you go to close your garage door, you find it’s stuck. What are you supposed to do in that situation? Primarily when you regularly house personal items in your garage?

At Affordable Garage Door, Inc., our team of Lowell garage door technicians regularly assist homeowners, business owners, and industrial professionals diagnose and repair their stuck or broken garage doors. If you’re unsure of the steps necessary to take following the discovery of a stuck garage door, keep reading and then give Affordable Garage Door, Inc. a call.

Thoroughly Assess the Situation

There are several reasons why your door isn’t closing, including items blocking the safety sensor. Safety sensors, located at the opening of your garage, prevent your door from closing on valuable items, pets, and members of your family. If anything is blocking the sensors, it will prevent your door from closing. Additionally, your security sensors could be misaligned. Check to ensure that the sensor eyes are level with one another so that there is an uninterrupted area for the two sensors to communicate. 

It is also recommended to double-check that the problem is not your garage door remote. Often, there will be no indication that your garage door opener is low on batteries. For that reason, it’s essential to test your wall-mounted keypad opener to ensure the issue is your door, not the operating system.

Evaluate Your Door Tracks

It’s not unheard of for a garage door to come off of its track. If not correctly installed by a professional or well-maintained, you are more likely to encounter this issue. Take an in-depth look at your garage door tracks to ensure there are no issues such as grime build-up, dents or dings, or inadequate lubrication. If you notice any issues, it’s essential to address them adequately. If your tracks are dirty or are not properly lubricated, you can take care of these matters yourself. If there is damage to your tracks, it’s best to call a professional garage door technician immediately to repair the damage and restore proper functioning as soon as possible.

Consult a Professional

A DIY garage door repair is one of the most dangerous home repair projects untrained handypersons can undertake due to the many operating parts and the knowledge required to address all of the issues properly. At Affordable Garage Door, Inc., our technicians are trained and experienced in fixing a wide range of garage door issues. When you call our experienced team, we will send someone out to take a look at every part of your garage door and properly diagnose the situation. From there, we will provide you with a free estimate for all necessary repairs. In addition, if your door is beyond repair for some reason, we can help you select the best replacement door for your home. 

If you need the help of a professional and experienced garage door technician to check out your door, contact Affordable Garage Door, Inc.! We have what it takes to identify and repair your overhead garage door.

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