Garage Door Problems – Why Some People Don’t Worry About Them

You know how it goes.

One morning, backing out of your garage, you accidentally catch the corner of your garage door panel with your car and bend the garage door panel just a little. The door still operates, of course, but you kick yourself for creating both an eyesore and the possibility of weather intrusion.

Shoot! you think. I should’ve waited longer for that coffee to kick in.

Now what? you wonder as you drive away. I’ll probably have to look at that door for a while. I really don’t even know any decent garage door crews, and I doubt if anyone really does high-quality work on something small like replacing a single panel.

Feeling anything but happy about your garage door, you drive away and try to forget it happened. Until it meets you that evening … and the next morning … and the next and the next and the next.

Garage Doors Are Just Like That!

It seems to come with the territory of having a garage door. No matter how careful you try to be, you're occasionally going to deal with something – something small … but superbly annoying.

Here’s a list of common garage door problems:

1. Door refuses to open or close.
2. Operation of the door is jerky or noisy.
3. Bent panel/cosmetic damage has occurred.
4. Remote control doesn’t work.
5. Door refuses to stay open.

Some of these problems you can fix yourself.

If a garage door is completely inoperative, be sure to first check if the GFCI to the opener receptacle was accidentally tripped. You should also inspect your sensors, first moving any objects that may be blocking them. Clean them with a Q-tip if they are at all dirty, and make certain that they have not been knocked out of alignment.

You should also check that the LOCK button on your garage door opener has not been pushed by mistake.

For jerky or grinding operation, a lubrication of the track and rollers can help, but if the issue is a bent track, you have a more serious problem on your hands. If the remote is dead, check the batteries, of course, as a first step, but programming issues and interference from other electronic devices, including lower-quality LED lights inside or outside of your garage can also be culprits.

These are the simple fixes.

Garage Door Pros Exist for a Reason!

For anything more complicated, garage door problems and repairs are best left to the pros:

Here are 7 reasons why:

1. Garage doors are heavy, and work involving the spring or door release is dangerous.
2. Garage door repairs require expertise with the many small, specialized parts involved.
3. DIYers can easily spend far more time on repairs than they ever anticipated.
4. Working on your garage door yourself can void your warranty.
5. The cost of faulty repairs can be far higher than a single professional repair.
6. Garage doors can make up a significant chunk of a home’s curb appeal, so there is no sense in cutting corners on them.
7. Faulty garage doors can represent a security risk to your home.  

Help Is Available for Your Garage Door Problems!

You don’t have to LIVE with garage door problems!

How would you like an honest, reliable garage door technician that would show up on time to FIX these garage door problems for you!

Imagine placing one call and reaching a decent crew that possesses the expertise you need for your garage door.

Well, the crew you have been waiting for is here!

ShieldPro Metals now offers complete garage door service and installation!

No more shoddy work or seedy installation crew! And no job is too small!

We offer the same honest reputation and expertise in Garage Doors that you've come to expect in roofing and construction work.

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Why is ShieldPro Metals your answer?

1. Decent, respectable crew
2. No foul language on the job
3. Tidy work area
4. On-time job completion
5. Top-quality work that brings customer raves

And if you're tired of slow quotes on garage doors ... ShieldPro Metals will get back to you within 24 hours - GUARANTEED!

How's THAT for some old-fashioned service?

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When you’re ready to be done with garage door problems and love your garage door again, call ShieldPro Metals at 301-334-1611 today!