One of the most frustrating things that can happen to a homeowner is when the garage door won't open. If you are in this situation, don't panic! You have options for getting out of your stuck garage door. In this blog post, we will go over some common problems and how to fix them.
1. Check Power
Difficulty in raising the garage door can usually be attributed to a power outage. Ensure that a power outlet is plugged in and operable by plugging other household devices into it (such as a nightlight) to see whether or not they are receiving any power.
If a remote or keypad malfunctions, try using a new set of batteries in either the car remote or keypad.
2. Check the Lock
The locking feature on your garage door may have been activated inadvertently. Check the interior panel to see if it is in lock mode or not. If locked, remotes will not open the door, and the red button on the inside of the exterior wall will light up.
Whether the door is locked or unlocked, you can tell by examining the light on it. A steady light means that the system is unlocked. If there's a flashing light, it means that your system is secured, and you'll need to press the "lock" button until it changes to an unlock position to exit.
3. Lubricate Parts
When you can no longer open your garage door, and the springs are rusting, it is time to lubricate them. Lubricate all metal joints on both sides to loosen up the springs and hinges.
As you lubricate the different parts of your garage door, be sure to check the security of bolts and other fasteners. Lubricating your garage door is an essential part of maintaining it and should be done at least twice a year.
4. Check Alignment
If your door has become misaligned, a few manual adjustments can sometimes help. For example, slide the door manually and make sure that it moves smoothly when adequately lubricated. If not, you will likely need to seek professional assistance for repairs.
Call Professional Garage Door Services
We hope that this blog post has helped you better understand how to deal with your garage door if it is stuck. If the tips we’ve provided weren't enough, or if you need help getting started, give us a call at Concord Garage Doors for professional assistance.
Our team will be happy to provide an assessment and repair estimate for your specific situation so that you can move forward confidently, knowing what needs to happen next! Have any other questions? Let's connect today by phone. We're here 24/7!