Most of the time, if you feel that your garage door is in need of repair you are probably right. In other words, you probably have a reason for feeling this way.
There are several telltale signs that it may be time to call in a professional to service your door. Here are three things to look for:
1. Your door will not go up or down. If this happens, something is wrong. It may be something major. It may be something that minor. Either way, you need to call in a professional to ensure that the problem is solved sooner rather than later.
2. Noisier than before. Have you noticed that your door is louder than it was in the past? There are many reasons why this could be happening. Pinpointing the noise, however, may not be something you can (or should) do on your own.
3. Parts on the floor of your garage. As crazy as it sounds, many people find parts on their floor – from screws to spliced cables – and think nothing of it. As long as the door is going up and down, they don’t think twice about calling a repairman.
Hint: if you find that any part has come loose from your garage door setup, you should immediately contact a professional. Not doing so could put your safety at risk.
If you can identify with any of the three situations detailed above, it is safe to say that your garage door is in need of repair. You will never know what is wrong or how much it is going to cost until you schedule a service appointment. What are you waiting for? You want to delay. Doing so could put your well being at risk while also increasing the chance of additional damage.