It’s easy to underestimate the importance of your garage door. This often overlooked part of the property is key to guarding your home against break-ins, insulating against the cold, and protecting cars and any other valuables throughout the day.
The expert team here at Bullet Garage Doors strongly recommend that you conduct regular checks and inspections of your garage door, particularly during the winter months when the weather can become more aggressive and cause more damage. We have therefore put together some of the key signs which indicate that you need a garage door repair:
Sagging relates to the balance of your garage door and is noticeable if your door continues to move when it should hold its place. If your door sags, then this could be a sign that there’s an issue with the tension spring. Depending on the severity of the sagging, it is possible that your garage door may need to be replaced. A professional will be able to evaluate this for you and advise on the best course of action.
Unusual noises or shaking
Unusual, excessive, or worrying noises are a strong indication that something is amiss and that you need to arrange a garage door repair. Noises and shaking could be a consequence of problems with the motor, the spring or the opener, however this can only be determined upon inspection from an expert.
Slow or unable to open
Whether it’s a manual or electric unit, opening and closing your garage door should be a smooth operation at a steady speed. Problems such as getting stuck, slowing down, or not opening at all are suggestive of a faulty connection with the control panel or a potential blockage.
Dents in the doors
Modern garage doors are quite robust and should withstand the elements, but over time they will be subject to knocks and scratches. If you notice any sizeable dents then we advise booking a garage door repair. Any large blows could have affected the strength and resilience of your door, compromising on the safety of your garage.
Get in touch
If you have any concerns and are still unsure if you need a garage door repair, don’t hesitate to get in touch with a member of our friendly and knowledgeable Bullet Garage Doors team who would be happy to assist further. You can reach us either by calling on 01582 932025 or by completing our useful online contact form.