If you have an automatic garage door, you are both blessed and cursed. Blessed because the ease of use and convenience makes life so much easier when you arrive home with a car full of groceries in a storm. Cursed because if the garage door malfunctions, you can be in a world of hurt for a time. And of course, the timing of a malfunction is never good.
That is why it is a good idea to have a good connection with garage door repair Carpenters Ville IL services makes available. If an automatic garage door does malfunction you will have someone to call immediately to come and fix it, and you should have them come to your home and give it an inspection at least on an annual basis.
An automatic garage door runs on tracks located on either side of the door that runs to the top of the opening for the door in the garage and then back to the rear of the garage when the door bends as it reaches the top.
If the tracks are not maintained by periodically tightening the bolts that fasted them onto the garage, the track can move enough to throw the door off of the track.
The hinges on the door itself need to have the bolts tightened on a regular basis too for the same reasons, and these are two things that the homeowner can do himself. You can check the bolts, and the ones that are loose, just tighten them.
Garage door repair services Carpenters Ville IL can then come and inspect the alignment of the door, the electric motor and the springs. Sometimes the springs, which help to lighten the load of the motor, can weaken, and can cause a problem. Between you and the garage door company, you will be able to keep your doors in good shape for a long time.