Sticky Garage Door? How to Fix It

Did your garage door suddenly become hard to move? Is it stuck in a mid-open position? We understand the concern. You might think this is an expensive repair. The good news is that’s not likely the case. It’s actually quite fixable. Most likely, the problem is your garage door track — an overlooked garage door part that’s critical to your garage door functioning smoothly.

Understanding the Tracks to Your Garage Door

The garage door tracks provide an avenue for your door’s rollers to ride upon as the door goes up and down. It’s probably the most crucial part of your garage door but also the most overlooked. The problem most homeowners run into is that dirt and grime accumulate on the tracks. Much like branches, rocks, and debris on a train track, this dirt can get in the way of your garage door functioning smoothly. This can cause the rollers of your door to stick.

Rollers also wear down overtime — which could be the other cause of the problem. Rollers also tend to wear out quicker if the tracks are dirty.

When dirt is the cause, the solution is simple — the tracks must be cleaned out. You should also inspect the garage door rollers. If they are worn out, they’ll need to be replaced. In this case, call a professional garage door service. We provide 24/7 emergency garage door repair to the El Dorado Hills area.

In a Jam? What to Do

Garage door tracks occasionally bend or misalign. This is especially true if you drive too close to the side of the garage door and hit them. Just the slightest bump can pinch the track and cause a problem.

Usually, a pinched track can be fixed with the right tools. You may even be able to DIY this repair. If not, call us. We’d be happy to help.

In severe cases of damage or a track that is not cooperative and beyond repair, the track itself needs replaced. This can be a bit more costly but not nearly as expensive as the cost of a new door.

Either way, it’s a problem you’ll want to address immediately. Do not attempt to use the door in the meantime. You can cause serious damage to either the door or the tracks. You rely on your door for convenience or security. Give us a call. We’ll have it functioning in a flash! Let’s get your life back on track.

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Troubleshooting Garage Door Opener Repair

Did your garage door opener stop working and need repaired? The first thing to do is to check the electricity. It may seem obvious but you’d be surprised how many emergency garage door repairs we get called out on just to find a blown fuse or a dead set of batteries. It’s so common our repair technicians now carry an extra set of batteries in their trucks. Check the fuse box to see if any fuses have been flipped. Next, make sure the power supply to the garage door is still connected. If that still doesn’t work, put fresh batteries in your remote. If the opener is still causing you problems, check to make sure the antenna is still attached and within range of the remote. It’s also possible your remote just needs reprogrammed, especially following a power outage. If you’re still having problems, give us a call. We offer 24/7 emergency garage door repair to the El Dorado Hills area.