Common Garage Problems and How to Solve Them 

Common Garage Problems and How To Solve Them

While you might think your garage is in perfect condition, think again! There are tell-tale signs that your garage is in need of some TLC and Pacific Experts Garage Doors is here to help. Garages come in all shapes and sizes so it is important to remember that your neighbor’s problem might not be your problem. The garage is a part of the home that is used every day so keeping up with it is very important. Here are some of the most common garage problems, and the best ways to solve them.

Poor Lighting

Every time you walk into your garage, the lighting is dim and you find yourself looking for the flashlight app on your phone. Well, we’re here to tell you that there is an easy solution to this problem.

Solution: Depending on your budget, there are many different lights available for purchase that can be easily installed. LED lights are perfect for great garage lighting as they provide excellent lighting, save energy, and come in an array of color temperatures.

Broken Garage Door Opener

You drive up to your garage after a long day of work and all you want to do is park your car in the garage. Instead, you find yourself manually working the pin pad or parking outside and walking through the front door.

Solution: One possible solution to the very tricky garage opener is a battery change. We are hoping that’s the problem, but if it’s not then try troubleshooting to avoid calling in a professional service. Check if your door opens and closes smoothly by pulling on the emergency release and opening the door. If it opens and closes smoothly, the problem is definitely the garage door remote and you can rule out having to fix the tracks or springs.


Excess clutter is a common problem for many homes with a garage. The garage seems like an easy place to throw unused items from the home, extra equipment, old clothes, and seasonal items. “Out of sight out of mind,” right? Wrong! So, so wrong. Eventually, this extra clutter becomes a junkyard that you avoid altogether.

Solution: First, picture how nice it will feel to drive your beautiful car into a clutter-free garage. Allow this image to stay with you as you tackle the excess clutter for extra motivation to clean up your space. Then, invest in some garage cabinets and storage racks to organize your garage space.

Garage Door Does Not Close

This is a very frustrating garage problem as it’s most likely happening when you’re trying to leave the house. Or, you just got home and you really just want to sit on the couch and watch TV.

Solution: If you’re finding that your garage door just won’t close, take a minute to assess the situation. Check to see if something is blocking the door or any sensors.