When you are dealing with any problem in your home, it is important to really get down to the bottom of that problem as soon as possible. This will keep your problem from becoming much more difficult to deal with. If you leave a maintenance issue in your home unattended to you will find that there will be much bigger problems that you will have to deal with. This is particularly true when you are dealing with your garage door.
Here are some of the most common reasons why your garage door might not be closing.
1. Your garage door batteries may be dead
This may seem like an extremely simple thing that would happen and too good to be true, but it is actually very common for this to be a problem. Sometimes all you need to do in order to get your garage door back into working order is changing the batteries in your garage door opener.
2. Your track may be out of alignment
When you are dealing with problems closing your garage door, one of the main reasons may be that your track is out of alignment. This is something that can become a much bigger problem if it is not caught right away. Trying to close your garage door on a track that is out of alignment can result in your garage door becoming damaged and warped. If you feel as though you are dealing with a track that is out of alignment, you should always call a garage repair company.
3. Your door may have trouble closing in the cold
The cold winter months can cause problems for many mechanical aspects in your home and your garage door is no exception. When this happens, there is most likely a loose connection that is causing this issue. When you are dealing with a loose connection it is important to have a professional come and assess the problem. If you try to deal with these cables you could further damage the problem or injure yourself with an electric shock.
4. Motor is running but door is not moving
If you find that your motor is running your door but your door is not moving you may have a problem with your disconnect switch. Every garage door comes with a disconnect switch and this helps to run your door in an emergency setting. You may have accidentally activated this switch when you weren’t meaning to. Try to find this switch and deactivate it. This should really help your problem and get your garage door back to full working order again.