4 Signs Your Commercial Garage Door Might Need Maintenance

Common Reasons Your Commercial Garage Door May Need Service or Repair

Does your commercial garage door need maintenance or repairs?
Maybe even just a tune up?
To save you from being scammed by a garage door repair company, here are some reasons why your garage door may need fixing.

Malfunctioning Photo-Eye

Photo eyes are necessary to keep the garage door from closing if an object passes through or something is blocking the infrared beams. They are very important to lessen the chances of accidents. Photo-eyes though can be picky, and if one is not quite lined up correctly, it may cause your commercial garage door not to close. By moving the photo-eye so that it lines up with the other should cause the garage door to close.

Another reason the photo-eye could be malfunctioning is debris and dirt on the eye. Clean the photo-eye carefully and your door should now properly open and close.

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Broken Spring

A spring is very important because it provides tension to help the garage door opener lift the garage door. This issue is easily diagnosed. Springs are usually above the garage door near a wall. If you have two springs on the wall, you will probably need both replaced. Warning: do not try this on your own. It can be dangerous. Call a professional repair company to handle it.

Malfunctioning Remote Control

If you tried to fix the door with photo-eyes and spring and there is still an issue, another reason could be your remote control to the garage door. The remote could just need a new battery. If you replace the battery and it still doesn’t work, call the garage door company to diagnose the problem. Usually, one would not need a new garage door opener, unless of course, it is more than 10 years old.

Noisy Door

Noisy doors are more common than you might think. There could be multiple reasons why your door is loud. This issue though can most likely be fixed with a manufacturer’s recommended lubricant. The parts of the garage door, including springs, hinges, and rollers, should be lubricated regularly to keep the parts running smoothly for years. If this isn’t the issue, contact us as you may need a replacement part of your garage door system.

Looking for Garage Door Service In Grand Rapids, MI?

All these are common issues that require garage door service. If these are not the causes of your garage door problem, you may need a professional to come take a look. Contact us today and we will help identify the root cause and fix the problem. Want to learn more information? Click here to see what we do!