Garage door openers tend to give out and stop working at the worst possible time. If your garage door sounds like it is running and should open but it isn’t, chances are there is a disconnect switch that is preventing your door from actually working. If you can hear the motor running and your door doesn’t open, call Budget Garage Door Repair in Sioux City today. Our technicians can come out to your home and reconnect your garage door for you.
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!