Nowadays, everything has a lock. Your phone, your house, your car, your wallet! Even your garage door has a lock. Garage door locks don’t typically get locked, unless you plan to go on a long out of town trip, however, they can very easy to get bumped around and locked. If your Sioux City home’s garage door is locked and you can’t get in or out of it, don’t panic. Give Budget Door Repair a call. Our trained technicians have experience in unlocking garage doors that have been manually locked so we can get you back in your garage. Give us a call when your garage door is manually locked keeping you from getting out!
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!