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Who Would You Call for Emergency Service?

Has your garage door suddenly stopped opening or closing? Is your overhead door making a screeching or grinding noise on the track, or is it difficult to control? There could be many reasons for these issues, and it may be time to have your garage door serviced by an expert technician.

Malfunctions or breakdowns can happen over the life of your garage door, leading to difficulties for a homeowner. You can investigate yourself, but if you can’t figure out the issue, call the service company you can trust, Garage Doors of Indianapolis.

 

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Why Your Garage Door Matters

Working garage 91Ƶare an important feature of your home. They are an entry to your structure, and a non-functional door can pose a security risk for the household.

The modern convenience of a powered overhead door can’t be overstated on a cold winter day. They add value to your house and extend the usefulness of your garage for easy vehicle storage.

But when a garage door fails to work properly, it can become a safety concern, perhaps even posing a safety risk to pets and children.

Common Issues with Overhead Garage Doors

Let’s examine a few key problems owners may encounter and how they can be addressed. Preventative maintenance can go a long way toward extending the life of your garage entry. Of course, only attempt repairs or maintenance yourself if you are comfortable with the troubleshooting steps mentioned. A skilled and knowledgeable garage door tech is just a phone call away.

Switch Not Working

One of the first issues you could encounter with your garage door is that the opener switch is not working. There are a few different reasons why the opener switch could be malfunctioning.

Confirm that the lock is switched on, which is a simple and easy fix – find the lock button and switch it off. More complicated issues could involve the following:

  • The motor is not receiving power
  • Photo-eye sensor is damaged
  • A circuit breaker is tripping, or a fuse is blown

These issues all affect the opener switch being able to do its job. You could seek out these issues yourself or contact 91Ƶfor emergency garage door service and get a trained professional to assess the issue and fix it as soon as possible.

Keypad Problems

Another issue that could arise is that the garage door keypad needs to be fixed. Some garage 91Ƶdon’t have a keypad, but if yours does, check if the batteries are dead as a first DIY step. It could also need reprogramming, or the antenna could be faulty. You can check the manual for reprogramming it or ensure the antenna is facing the right direction.

Smooth Operation

Sometimes, the garage door is working, but not correctly. Doors may be noisier than usual, open or close unevenly, or move slower than they should. A door might also become stuck in one position. Not being able to close your garage door can be dangerous, especially during the cold Indianapolis winters when trying to keep all the heat inside.

If your garage door has window panels, glass can break. Broken glass is a potential hazard for injuries, becomes a security problem, and invites birds and insects inside, which is highly undesirable. Getting any fractured glass fixed immediately is essential to avoid future issues.

Extension or torsion springs connect to cables and pulleys, which provide a counterforce to the heaviness of the garage door itself. This allows the door to open and close by being pulled or by a garage door opener. Since these springs are under constant pressure, they can wear out easily.

Suppose the door feels heavier than usual as you pull it down by the handles, or it struggles to open with the automatic opener. In that case, it’s time to call a professional to replace the garage door springs.

One issue that can arise specifically in the Indianapolis area is a frozen garage door. This is particularly common during the brisk winter days when you need your garage door to function at its best.

If your door seems stuck on a chilly day or night, don’t keep trying to open it. If it is frozen, trying to force it may cause other, more severe problems, such as broken springs, stripped gears, or a burnt-out motor. Try to de-ice as best you can to avoid needing emergency garage door repair services.

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Maintaining Your Garage Door

While we are always here for your emergency garage door needs, there are some ways to help avoid needing our help. Maintaining your garage door is essential to keeping it running and can also help your garage door last longer. You can inspect and maintain the door yourself, or we can providemaintenance servicesto keep your garage door in top shape.

Garage door maintenance can be as simple as checking out how it works and calling a professional if something needs fixing. Here are a few things you can do to help maintain your door to avoid an emergency maintenance repair in the dead of winter:

  • Check out the rollers and tracks, being sure to clean them occasionally. Giving them a good brushing can help to keep them running smoothly. Be sure to replace rollers that need to be fixed.
  • Keep hardware tight. Check to ensure that all screws and bolts securing the brackets that keep your garage door attached to the tracks are tight.
  • Inspect cables and pulleys to make sure they are not damaged or frayed. If they are, contact a professional to replace them.
  • Check the door’s balance by seeing how well it is opening and closing. You shouldn’t need to work hard to lift the door, so if you do extra work, it may be time to replace some springs. Contact a professional if you think this is the case, as injury can result from trying to replace high-tension parts.
  • Take care of any minor issues. This mainly pertains to the appearance of the door itself. Water damage, warping, and rust can affect the door’s structural integrity, leading to the need for a replacement. Fixing issues when they are small can save you money in the long run.

How 91ƵCan Help

91Ƶhas been in the garage door business for over 35 years, servicing the garage 91Ƶof the greater Indianapolis area. When our International Door Association certified technicians receive a call for an emergency, they will quickly diagnose and fix the issue.

Fixing the issue could involve:

  • Repairing or replacing damaged sections of the garage
  • Diagnosing and fixing a garage door stuck in position
  • Replacing malfunctioning cables, chains, hinges, rollers, and belts
  • Adjusting, repairing, or replacing garage door springs

Our depth of experience and long-standing presence in the city make restoring your home, business, or warehouse garage door quick work for us. We pride ourselves on the following core principles of doing business.

Reliability

Dependability of service is our reputation. We ensure consistent delivery of high-quality emergency repairs. Our technicians take seriously the responsibility of providing reliable service you can trust. Trained and certified techs with an in-depth understanding of 91Ƶfrom various manufacturers help resolve your garage door problems efficiently.

Response Time

Our service technicians respond quickly, often within 24 hours. They are easily reachable in an emergency, meaning we work according to your schedule to prioritize your needs. Booking an appointment is straightforward and leaves you in control.

Cost and Transparency

We provide pricing that is clear and upfront. You’ll know and understand the price before we get to work with no surprises.

Safety and Security Standards

Our service adheres to the highest safety and security standards. Certified workers provide quality repairs with comprehensive solutions for end-to-end service – from diagnosis to repair and maintenance.