Have a Broken Garage Door?

Most of us have experienced a broken garage door at some point in our lives. Whether your sister who just got her driver’s license crashed through your garage door or your garage door opener simply died on you, a broken garage door is extremely inconvenient and worse—unsafe!

We’ve come up with a list of some of the most common garage door repairs so you

know what to do the next time you have a broken garage door. Of course, if you need professional garage door repair in Columbus, OH, give us a call!

Broken Garage Door Spring

Depending on what type of garage door you have, your garage door springs can usually be found on both sides of your garage door and help it open and close. When you’re having issues opening and closing your garage door, the issue could be your garage door spring.

A garage door spring stores a lot of tension, so attempting to repair a garage door spring yourself is not recommended and can be highly dangerous. In addition, garage door spring replacement, repair, or adjustment is a two person job and should never be attempted alone.

If you plan to attempt to replace your garage door springs yourself, it’s very important that you find out what kind of spring you have (extension spring or torsion spring), what size spring you need, and what type of door you have. Finally, you should also make sure, if you have a garage door warranty, that doing DIY garage door repair will not void your warranty.

Broken Garage Door Opener

If your garage door opener isn’t working, check the remote and keypad. If the batteries are OK, one or both of the openers may need to be reprogrammed. Next, make sure the sensors on the photoelectric eye near the base are pointed directly at one another, because misalignment could cause this feature not to work as intended. If your garage door opener still isn’t working, contact a professional garage door company for garage door opener repair.

Broken Garage Door Cable

Your garage door cable functions as part of your garage door spring. The cable will prevent a broken garage door spring from recoiling if it happens to break. Since a garage door spring stores a lot of tension, the garage door cable is an extremely important component for safety reasons.

Like with garage door springs, DIY garage door cable replacement is not recommended. If you have a broken garage door cable, we recommend you contact a professional.

If you need residential or commercial garage door repair in the Columbus, OH area, contact The Hamilton Parker Company today! One of our garage door repair experts will diagnose your garage door’s problems and provide prompt service to get it functioning again as soon as possible.

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