Garage Door Repairs in Hampstead, NC
Signs You Need a Garage Door Repair
- Your garage door opens at an angle.
- Your garage door starts to operate and then stops/reverses.
- You notice 3-4″ gaps in the coils of your garage door springs.
- Your garage door makes a grinding noise when operating.
- Your garage door operates slower than usual.
- Your garage door opener operates but your door doesn’t move.
- Your garage door is very heavy to open manually.
- Your garage door slams down unexpectedly.
Top 3 Most Common Repairs
1. Garage Door Spring Replacement
A garage door spring replacement is the most common garage door repair in Hampstead, NC. A garage door spring holds the tension necessary to raise and lower the garage door effortlessly. This tension can become dangerous when a spring breaks.
Most springs are designed to last for around 10,000 cycles—each cycle being one full opening and closing of the garage door. If you used your garage door once a day, then your springs would last for around 13 years. Since most people use their garage doors more than that, you can expect your springs to last for around 10-12 years. Once your spring reaches the end of its lifespan, it will snap.
Don’t attempt to use your garage door when you have a broken spring. This can be dangerous as the door may slam down suddenly or the spring may snap out. Let a professional handle your spring replacement for you.
We recommend having both springs replaced together. Since they were installed together, they’ll have similar lifespans. This means that if one spring breaks, the other will soon follow. it will save you a lot of time and inconvenience to go ahead and replace both together.
Most garage door springs are either torsion springs or extension springs. Torsion springs are the most common as they are the safest option. These springs reside in a coil above the door. Extension springs are less common and can be found stretched along either side of the garage door.
2. Garage Door Opener Repair
Oftentimes, if a homeowner’s garage door isn’t working properly, they assume that the opener is to blame. While this certainly does happen, it is not always that garage door opener’s fault. Frequently a different part of the door has broken, causing it to be unable to move, and the opener gets blamed.
While it can be difficult to tell what the problem is, most frequently, the problem lies with a dead battery in the remote.
The most common signs of a bad motor include:
- Opening and then reversing
- Strange noises
- Not responding
- Safety codes appearing
3. Garage Door Panel Replacement
While it may seem that a garage door panel replacement would not happen as frequently, it’s a very common occurrence. Accidents frequently happen: backing into your garage door, a child kicking a ball into the door, a tree falling onto your garage, etc.
How do you know if you need your whole garage door replaced or not? If the damage is not extensive and contained to just one or two panels, it’ll be fairly easy to replace them. With the new technology available, we’ll be able to perfectly match the color and texture of your panels. If the damage is very extensive and covers a great portion of the door, however, it will be better to replace the whole thing.
No matter what type of material your garage door is made of—wood, glass, steel—we’ll be able to replace the panels safely. You won’t have to worry about your panels anymore—unless you run into them again, of course!