All You Need to Know About Garage Doors

Signs Your Garage Door Needs Servicing With Changing Weather

Autumn has arrived, and with the change in season comes a change in weather and temperature. Primos Garage Doors is here to walk you through the signs your garage door and garage door opener may need some service to continue functioning through the upcoming weather transformations. There comes a time when we pay attention to our garage door, typically when it stops working. However, three simple signs alert homeowners that their garage door will need servicing, and soon!

These three simple signs are challenging to ignore and may seem like a cry for help from your garage door, so act quickly and give Primos Garage Doors a call to come to take a look and provide you with excellent quality and service. 

  1. The garage door will not Open or Close
  2. The garage door has a Slow Response Time
  3. The garage door is Making a LOT of Noise

Opening or Closing Issues

Obviously, something is not quite right, but do you really need an inspection? The answer is, yes! Primos Garage Doors is here to provide a fast and friendly free estimate to solve the problem. There are copious reasons why your door is not opening or closing properly, such as faulty sensor, misalignment, broken spring(s), etc. And as most of us know, temperature changes can significantly affect the mechanical workings of your garage door and opener. Be sure to keep your garage door clear of all moisture-based weather, such as rainwater, sleet, and snow. This practice is especially important for those who own wooden garage doors or frames, as the water can be absorbed and cause swelling. As such, the door will rub during operation and cause more damage, and now there is the issue of your door freezing shut. It is also wise to keep an eye on your garage door opener, as colder temperatures can hinder the moving parts. Proper lubrication can assist the motor since it must work harder in the colder weather.

Lengthy Response Time

How time-consuming and frustrating is it for you to wait on your garage door to open and close when you are in a hurry to pick up the kids or get to your doctor’s appointment? Generally, your garage door will begin to open or close within a few seconds after you pressed the opener or entered your code. However, if you are experiencing a delay in your garage door’s operation, there could be a bigger issue. Any do-it-yourselfer would say check and see if you may need some oil; if that’s not the case, you can call your local small business, Primos Garage Doors , to repair the time consuming and frustrating issues you are incurring. Again, proper lubrication is critical for the motor to run smoothly. If you use the incorrect lubricant, its consistency can thicken, causing the motor to work harder until it can no longer function.

Undesirable Noise

Is your garage door rattling, squeaking, or shrieking? This noise could be due to loosened hardware. Such items could include worn rollers, springs on their way out, improper lubrication, or the garage door opener. There are simple fixes, but if you do not want to take a chance, call Primos Garage Doors, and we will be happy to inspect your garage door and provide a free and honest estimate of the problem.

It can be troublesome to differentiate the sounds and what they may be indicating, but they all suggest an upcoming repair. Here are a few reasons why your garage door may be making noises:

  • Bent Tracks
  • Loose screws along the rails indicate bent tracks. They will rub together and make an awful noise, typically loud enough your street will notice.
  • Loose screws along the rails indicate bent tracks.
  • They will tend to squeak or rattle and are the usual source of garage door commotion. The loosening up of the door’s rollers, hinges, chain, nuts, and bolts cause these noises, mostly due to lack of maintenance.
  • Lubrication, or a lack thereof
  • A lack of lubrication can and will add unnecessary strain on your opener, often leading to annoying squeaking and grinding noises. Your door relies on you to keep the parts well-lubricated, ensuring a smooth ride.

They will tend to squeak or rattle and are the usual source of garage door commotion. The loosening up of the door’s rollers, hinges, chain, nuts, and bolts cause these noises, mostly due to lack of maintenance.

24/7 Service and Maintenance

Primos Garage Doors is here day and night, 24/7, for emergency garage door service. We are here to help you maintain your garage door through the colder seasons to keep you, your family, and home safe at all times. Give Primos Garage Doors a call today at (720) 621-7737 for routine maintenance, common services, or any garage door emergency.

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