Just like any moving part of your home, your garage door can sometimes experience a hiccup and stop working. You might encounter a time where your garage door won’t close. There is no need to panic!
Why Won’t My Garage Door Close?
Sometimes when your garage door won’t close, it isn’t anything serious. It could be a blocked track, a disrupted power source, or you need new batteries in your remote control. Check out these five reasons that can sometimes cause a garage door not to close.
- Sensor Issues
- Blocked Track
- Disrupted Power Source
- Broken Torsion Springs
- Remote Control Malfunction
1) Senor Issues
Garage doors have safety sensors to help protect your family from an unfortunate accident. These sensors send a beam of light across the bottom of your garage door. If your garage door safety sensors are not lined up correctly or if something is blocking the sensor lights, they could be the culprit. First, check to make sure nothing is obstructing the beam. If there is nothing in the beam’s way, contact your local garage door professional to assist you in realigning the sensors.
2) Blocked Track
Another reason your garage door won’t close could be a blocked track. If the track has been knocked out of position or the track is clogged or blocked by an object, it could cause issues and prevent the door from opening or closing.
3) Disrupted Power Source
It may seem simple, but sometimes another person in the family might have turned off the power source to the garage door opener. Double check and make sure all wire connections are plugged in.
4) Broken Torsion Springs
Garage doors move by torsion springs and cables, and sometimes a torsion spring can snap, causing your cables to break and your garage door to malfunction. In fact, broken garage door springs tend to be the number one reason people call to have a professional come out. Never try to replace these on your own. Always contact a local garage door repair company.
5) Remote Control Malfunction
If you have gone through the above list and your garage door still won’t close, the issue might be coming from your garage door remote control. Check the batteries first and see if they need replacing.
ProTip: If your garage door won’t close, try running the garage door from the wall button first. If that works, it is most likely your garage door remote control causing your issue.
Keep Your Garage Door Functioning Properly
There could be several causes if you find your garage door won’t close. By going through and checking all the above reasons, you can help eliminate any issues. However, if these tips don’t help solve your problem, or if you need a cable, sensor, or spring repair, never attempt to do this yourself–always enlist the help of a professional.
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Having a working garage door is important! It is the largest moving part of your home and your garage keeps valuables safe. Just like anything else, it is important to keep your garage door serviced so you don’t run into issues.
It’s important to keep your garage door working in tip-top order. Getting a yearly service check is highly recommended and be sure to follow preventative measures to make sure you don’t end up with a garage door that won’t open or any other issues.
Regular Service Checks
To help keep from having issues with your garage door, it is important to have your garage door serviced by a garage door professional once a year. Getting regular service can help prolong the life of your garage door by ensuring it has proper lubrication, tightened bolts and springs, and the right spring tension.
ProTip: Even if your garage door seems to be working well, getting a yearly check is the best way to help prevent issues from arising.
In addition to having regular, yearly service checks, it’s important that you take preventative measures and do a monthly check on your garage door, too. Here are four things to pay attention to keep your garage door running like a pro.
- Look & Listen — One of the most important things to do is pay attention to how your garage door is working. Each time you use it, notice how it moves. Is it jerking or making a weird noise? Do the pulleys and cables look symmetrical? If you notice anything strange about how your garage door is operating, you need to give your garage door professional a call.
- Lubricate Moving Parts — Keeping the moving parts of your garage door lubricated will help keep everything moving smoothly and keep your garage door running smoothly. Ask your local garage door service company about the best types of lubricants to use.
- While you should never tinker with your garage door cables, it is a good idea to check them and make sure they are not damaged or broken. If they are, contact a professional immediately.
- Clear the Tracks — Sometimes things can get caught up or block your garage door tracks, so do a visual check to make sure there is nothing in their way.
Keep Your Garage Door Serviced
Your garage door is an important part of your home and it needs to be regularly serviced and maintained in order to work properly. By following the above guide, your garage door will keep working for years without issue.
Contact us for more information about when you should get your garage door serviced.
Your garage is an extension of your home and one of the first things people see when they are driving by or coming for a visit. Because of this, your garage door can either add beauty to your home or become an eyesore. While traditional garage doors keep valuables safe, they don’t always add value to your home.
What Should You Take Into Consideration With Custom Designs for Garage Doors?
If you’ve decided to make your home gorgeous by adding a custom garage door you need to take into consideration your door size, what type of style, materials, and whether you want windows. Here is more information about what to think about before you create your custom garage door:
- Door Size
- Door Style
- Panel Details
1) Door Size
Knowing the size of your garage door is an important first step in buying a custom garage door. Custom doors are made to order, so be sure to tell them whether you have a single or double garage door. Be sure to measure the width and height so you can have the perfect fit.
2) Door Style
There are so many garage door styles to choose from these days! Go with the popular carriage style door, or a swing, tri-fold, or contemporary style door. It’s a good idea to take into consideration the style of your home’s architecture and choose a door that compliments your homes existing architectural style.
Once you decide on a style, you can decide whether you want to add windows to your custom garage door. You can also decide how many windows you want, if any. Choose from having them run all the way across, or only a few to accent your door. There are also different glass options available, too, such as frosted glass, clear glass, and insulated glass.
4) Panel Details
Another thing to take into account is how many panels you have on your garage door. There are flat panels, raised panels, raised and recessed panels, and others to choose from.
ProTip: The number of panels will depend on your garage door style, so make sure to talk to your garage door professional about your options.
Standard garage doors are typically made from aluminum, but there are numerous other options to select when you have a custom garage door made for your home. Some options are custom wood, metal, higher quality aluminum, and other custom materials.
Custom Garage Door Designs
Custom garage doors allow you to create a home look that is unique to your home. Don’t get stuck with a plain and boring garage door–let your home stand out from the rest of the neighborhood when you design your custom garage door. Call your local garage door professional to start the design process today!
Contact us to learn more great custom design options for your garage door!
2019 has arrived and with it the opportunity to set new goals for the New Year! You can turn anything into a goal, and it’s best to choose one that helps you stay organized through the year.
Think Garage Goals for 2019!
So many people make the same goals every year–to lose weight, to exercise, etc., but how often do you stick to these goals? Why not set some goals that you will actually stick to and make a difference in your surroundings at the same time? These three garage goals can help you stay organized through the new year, but also helps boost your home’s curb appeal, too.
Keep It Clean
If your garage is currently a mess and difficult to walk through, much less find anything in–the new year is the perfect time to clean it up and keep it clean! Winter time in Texas is also the perfect time for a deep-cleaning, too! If you haven’t used something in over a year, good chances you won’t be using it again, so throw it out! After you have gotten rid of unwanted and unnecessary things, it is time to scrub, mop, and super clean every inch of your garage. Once you’ve done this, it will be a snap to keep it clean throughout the rest of the year!
Once you’ve cleaned up the mess, a great goal for 2019 is to get your garage organized! For easy organization, create sections in your garage, and then label boxes, bins, and anything else you are using to keep it all organized. For example, create a section for pool stuff, kids sports equipment, workshop tools, and gardening.
ProTip: Adding vertical shelves, ceiling bins, pegboards, and other organizational storage adds more space to your garage and allows you to not only know where everything is but helps you access it easier, too.
Boost Home Values
Now that your garage is cleaned and organized, the last step is to step outside and take a look at your garage and your home as an aesthetic whole. It is easy to boost home values by adding landscaping and lighting around your garage and front door. Another simple way to boost curb appeal and home value is to replace your old, outdated garage door with a new modern garage door. New, contemporary garage doors have a 91.5% return on investment, so you are certain to get your money back when it comes time to sell your home.
Setting Goals for an Organized 2019
There are many goals you could set for yourself for the new year, but be realistic and choose goals that will not only help you but also help boost your home value, too. With the above garage goals, you are sure to be more relaxed and organized and your new garage door will bring a new and much-needed look to your home.
Contact us to learn more way to crush your goals for 2019 and get your garage cleaned, organized, and up-to-date.
Wow! 2018 has zipped by in the blink of an eye! This is the time of the year we pause and reflect, analyze the year behind us and look ahead with great anticipation for the year to come. We consider what went well and look for opportunities for growth.
Professional Garage Door Service
The Woodlands Garage Door Service is a local garage door repair and service company that has served The Woodlands community for over 35 years. We are committed to providing you with prompt and reliable services. Our professional garage door technicians are highly skilled and will give you a prompt response to your call, timely project completion, and hassle-free repairs. We strive to provide high-quality services that will last a long time, giving you peace of mind through everyday wear and tear.
What to Look for When Hiring a Garage Door Professional
Increasing Curb Appeal and Home Values
Your garage door is one of the first things people see when they pull up to your house. If your garage door is boring and outdated, it’s time to upgrade to some modern garage doors. Not only will it boost your home’s value and curb appeal, but it will maximize comfort, help conserve energy, and give your home a new, modern look.
Updating Your Home with Modern Garage Doors
Keeping Your Family and Home Safe
If you haven’t given much thought to garage security, try a little experiment. Go outside and try to get into your garage. Can you manually open the door? If you keep an opener in your car, is your car locked? If you can get in–chances are bad people can too. Knowing that your garage door is secure and inner doors are locked provides peace of mind. Even when you’re away, knowing that your home is secure is one less thing to worry about!
Garage Security Tips for a Safe Home
Moving Forward to the New Year
The Woodlands Garage Door Service is a one-stop-shop for all of your needs! It has been our honor and pleasure to serve your garage door service needs in 2018. We are excited for all 2019 will bring! From all of us at Woodlands Garage, we hope you have a safe and happy New Year!