Your Garage Door Broke – Now What?
Garage doors are the largest moving object in your home besides furniture. Unfortunately, they can also become broken or damaged in many ways. A good rule of thumb is to have your garage door inspected every year by a Pacific Experts Garage Door technician. If your garage door does happen to break, follow these helpful tips.
Many people panic when their garage door breaks. The first thing you should do is take a few deep breaths and relax. While this may seem pointless, it will allow you to think clearly about what you need to do next.
Check for Damage
Before you even think about attempting to fix your garage door, take a look at it and see if there is any damage. Check for anything that looks off such as fraying cables, bent tracks or panels, and any other damage you can find. If there is damage to the door itself but no symptoms of further problems such as the door not opening or closing completely, check to see if your warranty covers this type of issue.
Don’t Try to Repair it Yourself
Garage doors can be heavy and awkward to handle. If you attempt to repair the garage door as soon as it breaks, there’s a good chance that you could accidentally make it worse. It is always best to call a professional before attempting any kind of repair work on your garage door.
Don’t Touch Anything Electrical
Garage doors come equipped with a number of electrical components. If the door is not working, don’t touch any exposed metal or electricity until you’ve shut off the power to your garage door opener. Unfortunately, if the electronic system has become severely damaged, your garage doors may need to be replaced. Call Pacific Experts Garage Door for an inspection and cost estimate today.
Call for Assistance
If you’ve tried to fix the garage door and realize that the damage is worse than you originally thought, don’t worry! You can call one of our certified technicians or contact us online. We will send out an expert who knows how to handle your specific type of garage door. They will give you their honest opinion about whether it makes more sense to replace or repair your existing garage door system so that it looks and functions like new.
Contact a Professional as Soon as Possible
Above all else, one of the biggest mistakes you can make is to contact a garage door repair company only when your garage door has completely given out. A garage door that’s even slightly malfunctioning could pose serious dangers for your home and the people in it. For example, if one of the springs on your garage door breaks, it can cause excessive strain on the remaining springs which may lead to an overload. If one of the cables snaps, or there are any other issues with your garage doors tensioning system, this too could severely damage your entire system. Don’t let this happen! Contact us at Pacific Experts Garage Door today so we can check things out before getting worse!