When your garage door stops working properly, you no longer have the protection and peace of mind that a garage door offers. You also may be worried that there’s a serious underlying issue and you’ll need to have your garage door repaired or replaced. Not to worry, at TGS Garages & Doors, we can help you with any issues, big or small. We can even help you with garage door troubleshooting. Here’s what you can do to try and identify the problem, but don’t hesitate to contact us for any help.

How To Troubleshoot A Garage Door That’s Not Working Properly

When you check for these common issues, you may be able to uncover the cause of your garage door issues. If troubleshooting doesn’t work, or if the cause is more than a simple fix, rely on the experienced professionals at TGS Garages & Doors to help ensure your garage door can operate smoothly again.

Door Opens and Reverses. If your door closes part way and then opens, it may be because a blockage is triggering the door’s reverse mechanism. Anything ranging from a rock or debris on the tracks to a kid’s toy that’s in the way could cause the door to reverse instead of fully closing. See if there could be anything in the way that’s stopping your door and causing it to move in reverse.

Troubleshooting the Transmitters. If your garage door appears to open and close on its own or you have to open it manually, it could be that your transmitter is causing the problem. Check for dead batteries and make sure your antenna isn’t obstructed or damaged. Your neighbor’s garage door could also be running on the same frequency as your own, which could cause the door to operate when they open or close their door. In this case, we can reprogram your transmitter.

Broken Springs. Often when the door doesn’t open, one of the torsion springs may be broken. Because of the risk of injury, don’t try to open the door manually until a professional replaces the springs. Our technicians can come to your property for same-day repair.

Garage Door Won’t Fully Close. You may notice that the door won’t descend all the way. This could indicate that the sensors are out of alignment. Clear any leaves or other debris that could be in the sight path of the sensors. You can also turn the sensors slightly to attempt realignment.

Loud Garage Door Movement.Your door isn’t opening smoothly and makes creaking sounds? It may be the rollers causing the problem! Add a layer of lubricant to the rollers to minimize wear and tear.

Professional Garage Door Troubleshooting for Peace of Mind

Often garage door troubleshooting reveals an issue that’s better left to the professionals. Because of the heavy weight of your garage door, handling repairs on your own could be dangerous.

If you notice a problem, big or small, call the experienced technicians at TGS Garages & Doors and we can troubleshoot for you. We’ll even walk you through the process so you know what to look for in the future and determine when to call the professionals.

When you need a garage door company in NJ for troubleshooting, repair, and maintenance services, we’re always available to help. Contact us any time with any questions or concerns.