If your garage door spring is broken, you are not alone! This is one of the most common garage door issues people have that require garage door repairs. Garage door springs are needed to both open and close the garage door both manually and with your opener. It’s nearly impossible to get in or out of your garage whenever you have a broken garage door spring. If you notice a garage door spring has broken or you witnessed it breaking, do not try to open or close the garage door by yourself. This may endanger your safety or damage any personal property in your garage.
Some issues that could be causing your garage door to stick when opening are: a weak battery in your remote garage door opener, not having enough lubrication on the track, or an unevenly hung door. You should check the batteries, all the sensors, and switches first. If you don’t have a remote garage door opener, check to make sure there is nothing in the way of the wheel track on your garage door. Changing out the batteries and clearing the garage door track are often quick and easy fixes for your stuck Sioux City garage door.
Sticky tracks, sticky wheels, and sticky chains often serve as culprits for a stuck garage door; however, with some lubrication to these parts, and your garage door will be will be opening and closing smoothly in no time. Lubricating the wheels and tracks of your Sioux City garage door every six months will help prevent sticking and keep your garage door running smoothly.
Another common cause of a garage door sticking when opening is your garage door is a poor installation causing the garage door to be unevenly hung. One way to check that your garage door is evenly hung is to look at all the cables and springs holding up your garage door to determine if they are even in length and they have the same springiness from side to side.
If it turns out your garage door appears to be even, your batteries are fresh in your garage door remote, and you are still experiencing a sticky garage door, give Budget Garage Door Repair a call!