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Common Problems that Can Develop in Older Garage Doors

Last updated 6 years ago

Garage doors can last for many years with the appropriate maintenance, but older doors and components will eventually reach the end of their useful life. If you have been requiring frequent garage door repairs, it may be time to consider a new garage door. Below are some of the common problems that older garage doors can experience, especially if maintenance has been neglected.

  • Garage Door Misalignment: Your garage or operates on twin tracks on either side of the door. Garage doors that have become misaligned over time can actually jump their tracks, making them impossible to operate and potentially dangerous. Rollers and tracks are important components that should be inspected and repaired as necessary by your garage door repair service.
  • Broken Springs: Garage door springs are some of the most hard-working components of your door. It is vital that they are inspected regularly and replaced or repaired at the first sign of problems. A broken spring can cause damage to your vehicles, while also making your door difficult or impossible to operate.
  • Broken Hinges: The hinges that connect the panels of your garage or together are under a high amount of stress. Older hinges can fail, especially if they have been allowed to loosen and experience additional stress during opening and closing.
  • Inoperative Doors: A garage door that refuses to operate can be a sign of a wide range of potential issues. You may require operator and opener repairs to get your garage door functioning once more, or there may be sensor issues. Your garage door repair specialist can help identify the cause of the problem.

Having a good garage door service on your side will help you get the most life out of your existing garage door. However, consider installing a new garage door if yours is greater than 10 years of age and requires frequent repairs. Contact GDR Garage Door Repair Service at (972) 544-7367 to schedule an inspection or repair appointment with us.


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