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Backed Your Car into the Garage Door? What’s Next?

You’re running late. The dog wouldn’t come back into the house, you were scrounging to find that extra $2 to send in for your child’s field trip fee, and to make matters worse, you have an important meeting with a client at 9am, which you still need to prep for. You get in the car, turn the key, put it in reverse, and suddenly you hear a huge scraping noise when you realize it…you didn’t even open the garage door. So, you pull forward a few inches, park the car, and get out to assess the damage.

Good News and Bad News

Depending on how hard you backed into the garage door, you might still be able to get it open. Our Grayson garage door experts recommend releasing the track and manually lifting the door, only high enough to get your car out. It’s probably not a good idea to lift the door the entire way. Forcing it could make things worse. Once you’re out, close the door back (again, manually) as far as it will go.

The bad news is that the damage might not just be aesthetic. There could be some internal issues affecting the garage door motor, chain, or track. Depending on how banged up the door is, it could involve some smoothing out of the panels or adjusting the machinery that moves it up and down.

Fortunately, our Grayson garage door repair experts are available for same day service. Your free consultation will give you all of the information you need to decide how to make repairs in the most affordable manner possible. Call us today!

Posted on behalf of Grayson Garage Doors

What’s Involved in Garage Door Maintenance?

Like any moving parts, machines, or appliances in your home, your garage door requires a bit of ongoing maintenance and TLC to keep it working properly (and for as long as possible).

What type of garage door upkeep should you put on your calendar for the next year?

Clean and Lubricate all of the Moving Parts
Once a year, apply white lithium grease or a spray lubricant to all of the moving components. This includes the chains, gears, and springs. Afterward, watch everything to ensure that it moves up and down smoothly. Be sure to check that the door is balanced during the process.

Check the Motor and Rollers
Twice each year, make sure that the primary machinery is working properly. Most garage door rollers tend to wear out over time (although it can take several years) and may need to be replaced. If yours are showing signs of cracking or chipping, get an estimate on changing them out.

Examine the Cable Tension
A tight garage door cable could cause severe physical harm or death, should it snap. If your door isn’t moving smoothly along the track or fails to stop when something is in the way, the tension may be off. Do not attempt to fix this yourself, but rather call an expert like our garage door repair company in Grayson.

Listen for Noises
Squeaks, jerking noises, and scraping sounds are an indication that your garage door isn’t moving properly along the tracks. If you haven’t cleaned the tracks in a while, wipe them with a damp, soapy cloth.

If you have questions or concerns about your Grayson home’s garage door, contact our experts to book a complimentary consultation. We’ve been serving families like yours for over 35 years.

Posted on behalf of Grayson Garage Doors

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Backed Your Car into the Garage Door? What’s Next?

You’re running late. The dog wouldn’t come back into the house, you were scrounging to find that extra $2 to send in for your child’s field trip fee, and to make matters worse, you have an important meeting with a client at 9am, which you still need to prep for. You get in the car,…

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What’s Involved in Garage Door Maintenance?

Like any moving parts, machines, or appliances in your home, your garage door requires a bit of ongoing maintenance and TLC to keep it working properly (and for as long as possible). What type of garage door upkeep should you put on your calendar for the next year? Clean and Lubricate all of the Moving…

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