Let's face it, no one wakes up and says, “I’d like to spend some time and money on my garage door today!” Instead, nagging symptoms get postponed or ignored as long as possible with hopes that the problem will resolve itself.
Unfortunately, quite the opposite usually happens, the problems only get worse. For that reason, here is a short list of garage door issues you shouldn't just ignore.
While it can happen, a garage door rarely out of the blue stops functioning altogether, unless it’s the result of a sudden accident. Usually a jammed, broken, or completely stuck door is preceded by one of these symptoms:
Intense squeaking and squealing when you use your garage door
A garage door that won’t open or close all the way
Bent or broken panels within your garage door
Missing parts or broken springs that prevent your garage door from working properly
A garage door that seems to get “stuck” in the middle of opening or closing
It might be tempting to think of any of these as nothing more than an annoyance, only to ignore them in the moment and then move on with your day. However, that isn't the best way forward and can easily cost some additional time and money.
Why You Shouldn’t Ignore Garage Door Issues
As you might probably guess, your garage door is highly unlikely to repair itself, and most issues only worsen over time. That means that putting off needed maintenance is almost always going to be counterproductive leading to more problems.
Bigger garage door repair bills– the longer you let the problem go on, the higher chance there is of parts becoming worn and broken. A simple spring replacement, for example, can quickly turn into a new garage door installation if the issue goes untreated while the motor is exerting force on other components.
Insecure entrances to your home– when your garage door stops working properly, it essentially becomes the equivalent of an open window that can allow visitors into your home (or at the very least, to the possessions you keep in your garage).
A loss of insulation in climate control – your broken garage door can be like an open window in another way, too, allowing hot or cold air to rush into your home. That’s bound to affect temperatures and energy bills, of course, but can also lead to property within your garage being ruined by exposure to the elements.
Issues of safety and injury – when your garage door stops working properly, it essentially becomes the equivalent of an open window that can allow visitors into your home (or at the very least, to the possessions you keep in your garage).
Such matters are never fun to address but a simple call and our hassle-free service can go a long way and help you avoid a more extensive repair. Your garage door is an important part of your home and a little basic maintenance can go a long way. If your garage door is trying to tell you something, be sure to listen!
Garage door safety and security is a great reason to call a professional for some sound advice. Remember, for all your garage door needs, no job is too small and no job is too big, always call a name you can trust! Lake Woodlands Garage Door 832-833-2442