Posted by: admin on September 9, 2013
Did you know that your garage door is one of your most important and complex mechanical assets?
Indeed, just as with your car, washing machine or other major appliance, it’s important to pay attention to any signs that may suggest that a little expert “TLC” is in order. Here are 5 signs to look out for:


1. Slow operation
Your garage door should open and close at a consistent speed. If you detect a reduction in speed, then there could be an issue with blockage, your remote door opener, or perhaps the connection between the garage door and the control panel may need to be checked.


2. Noisy operation
You garage door should operate with a minimum amount of noise. However, if you start to notice excess noise – or unusual noises, like popping sounds — then there maybe a problem with the spring, the opener, or some other component.


3. Sticking
Your garage door should open and shut seamlessly without any sticking. If this starts to happen, it could be that the rollers or hinges need to be lubricated, or the problem could be due to misaligned or dirty tracks.


4. Sagging
Your garage door should be balanced, so that it doesn’t sag (i.e. continue to close) when you want it to stop – either when you manually close it, or use your remote. If you notice sagging, then it could be due to a faulty tension spring.


5. High energy bills
Your garage door is a major part of your home’s energy efficiency system. If you notice higher-than-normal heating or cooling bills, the problem could be due to faulty weather stripping, a poorly-fitted door, or some other issue related to your garage door.


Important Notice
If you spot any of these signs, then it’s extremely important that you call an expert! There are many components to your garage door, and attempting to fix it yourself could put your safety at risk – not to mention expose you to costly repair or replacement bills down the road.


At Atlas Overhead Doors, our experts have decades of experience repairing all makes and models of garage doors. Call us with your questions and concerns, and we’ll give your garage door the TLC it needs, so that you can continue enjoying years of years or reliable, problem-free use.
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