Is it time to service or replace your Garage Door?

You don’t want to wait for disaster to strike before you replace or repair your garage door. Just like any other major appliance or equipment in your home, garage doors need regular maintenance to ensure safe operation.

You may notice your garage door fails to open and close properly or emits a squeaking sound at the slightest movement. When this happens, you need to address these problems immediately before they become more costly and possibly dangerous.

Here are the top telltale signs of a problematic garage door and why you need to get in touch with a reliable local garage door company, such as Door Doctor, serving Arlington, Fairfax, Loudoun, and Prince William county. 

Slow Moving Garage Door 

A garage door that doesn’t move smoothly usually indicates problems with garage door springs. It is very possible that the springs of your garage door have already run its course and will therefore require immediate replacing. Springs can be very dangerous and we recommend homeowners do not attempt replacing a spring on their own. At Door Doctor, we can take care of spring replacements and regular maintenance for you.

Door that Doesn’t Close Properly

If your door begins to close and forces open again before closing completely, this very often points to some obstruction problems. Some object may have caused the obstruction so that your garage door does not close completely. Some cases involve broken cables or damaged cable pulleys that need immediate replacing. The expert technicians at Door Doctor will diagnose the problem and make the needed repair or replacement to ensure proper functioning of all parts of the garage door system to keep your garage door running smoothly and your family safe.   

Scraping Sound 

A garage door that emits a scraping sound is usually the result of a worn out cable. In some instances this scraping sound is the result of an uneven or skewed reinforcement strut. A garage door repair expert can diagnose the problem professionally, while replacing the frayed parts as needed. 

Squeaking Garage Door

A squeaking sound usually indicates poor lubrication. The most common problems resulting in a squeaking garage door usually involve dry rollers or bearings. You can carry out your own garage door repair project at home by applying lubricating fluid or the Door Doctor can do it for you, while also inspecting the garage door to ensure there aren’t any additional maintenance neede to keep your garage door functioning at its best for as long as possible..

Don’t wait until its too late before having your garage doors checked or the parts replaced by a trusted professional. Contact Door Doctor  to find the best garage door repair technicians in Northern Virginia who will take care of your repair and maintenance needs today. 

At Door Doctor, we specialize in garage doors and garage door openers. Door Doctor has been in the garage door business for over thirty-five years, serving Northern Virginia homes. We can meet all your garage door and garage door opener repair, service, and installation needs with the professional quality, craftsmanship, and personal service you deserve. Call us today for an estimate on replacing or repairing your garage door or garage door opener on 703 709 7933