Top Tips for Garage Door Repair

Posted Friday, November 17th, 2017


Cressy Door and Fireplace sees and solves a lot of problems with garage doors, often without replacing them. Unfortunately, after years of hard use, some doors have simply suffered too much wear and tear. There may be some safety issues as well. If you are curious whether or not you should attempt to have your door repaired, here are some tips for understanding when it is most likely time to replace your garage door.

You may want to replace if…

  • You are unhappy with the door’s appearance
  • You are moving soon and wish to increase the resale value of your home
  • Current door has issues such as:
    • Poorly insulated
    • Sections can pinch fingers
    • Door won’t reverse on contact

Signs your door may be beyond fixing…

  • Broken Sections
    • Loose or missing insert panels
    • Deformed or dented sections causing a poor fit
    • Rotted wood
    • Misaligned panel
  • Excessive Vibration
    • Rollers may be rusted
    • Rollers may have popped out of the tracks
    • Springs and cables may be broken or out of adjustment
    • Door has broken or loose hinges
  • Noisy Operation
    • Rollers and hinges haven’t been lubricated
    • Uneven side to side tension on the door
    • Worn shaft bearings on the opener
    • Safety Eyes not functioning
    • Doors close when you press the remote and there is an obstruction
    • LED sensor lights are not on
    • Door won’t reverse on contact

Download a copy of our guide: Garage Door and Opener Tips

To arrange for an examination of your garage door, and to receive professional answers to any of your questions about repairing or replacing your system, give us a call. One of our experienced team members will be glad to assist you. Contact Cressy Door and Fireplace now!