Garage Door Services Questions

FAQs on Garage Doors

Comprehensive Garage Door Questions

Rely on the experienced team at Full Service Garage Doors for a wide variety of garage door services. From safety inspections to periodic maintenance, we're your one-stop shop for all your garage door needs. We also install garage door openers from LiftMaster.
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Q1. Are there unusual noises while moving your garage door?
A. Lubricate your door hinges and rubbing components with a quality lubricant. Look out for bad rollers or broken hinges. If they're broken, bent or misaligned, it'll cause unnecessary noise while moving the garage door. The noise could also be due to the improper adjustment of the door in the tracks. In such cases, call Full Service Garage Doors to fix this issue, as it can cause damage to the door. Get a proper lubricant to extend the life of your garage door and use nylon rollers to reduce the noise.

Q2. Are you having a problem with your garage door not fitting tightly on the floor or sides and allowing air and light to penetrate?
A. The seal at the bottom and sides of the door should not allow light or cold air to penetrate. It can bring down the temperature of your garage, raising your heating costs during the winter. Contact Full Service Garage Doors to replace the worn seals and for weather stripping.

Q3. Is there water running under your garage door or do you have wind blowing in through the sides?
A. Keep your garage floor clean and free of wind-blown debris by repairing the weather seal and adding an additional layer of insulation. You can also try tightening the garage door seal around the opening of your garage. Get the seal at the bottom replaced if the concrete is damaged.
Q4. Are you facing problems opening your garage door?
A. Check your garage door springs to determine if they're broken. Tension on the spring can cause metal fatigue over time. This can result in difficulty while opening the door.

Q5. What is wrong if the motor runs but the door does not move?
A. It indicates that you have a bad door opener, or the door opener is unplugged from its electrical outlet, or disconnected from the door. If the door opener runs, but the door doesn't move, make sure the door is connected to the moving bracket (traveler). The emergency release may be disconnected and needs to be re-engaged to make contact with the traveler.

Q6. Does your door opener start by pushing the wall button, but does not open with its remote control?
A. In most cases, the issue arises due to a dead battery in the remote control or it could also be a circuit board problem. Replace the battery and check if it's working. If it still doesn't work, try re-programming your remote control. If the problem still persists, try using a second remote control. Call Full Service Garage Doors to get your garage door repaired.

Q7. Is there a problem with your garage door while closing? Does your garage door go down about a foot, and then immediately go up?
A. Check the photo sensors in your garage door. These safety sensors at the bottom of the opening on each side of the track cause the door to go up when something is blocking the opening. Sometimes the photo eyes can look good, but vibrations in the garage door can misalign the sensors, causing the door to reverse. If these sensors are misaligned, the opener light will flash, indicating that the sensors are either blocked or not aligned properly.

Q8. If your garage door goes down part way and then goes back, does the light not flash?
A. Usually it indicates that the force on the garage door opener is not set correctly or the springs are not balanced. Call Full Service Garage Doors to adjust the force or balance the tension on the springs.
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