Having a garage door that won’t open is extremely frustrating. There are a variety of issues that may be causing the problem, and it may take some problem solving to figure out what the issue is. With that said, if it’s not an easy fix, you’ll want to contact a garage door repair company to take a look, diagnose the issue, and repair it.
If you really need your garage door open, you may be able to open it manually. With that said, it may be extremely difficult to open manually, depending on what the problem is. Below is more information about why your garage door may not be functioning and—if it’s the cables—whether or not you can open the door.
For an expert opinion and a free estimate, contact BH Garage Doors. We’ll help to diagnose the issue, provide you with an estimate, then expertly address the issue.
There are a few common reasons why your garage door may not be functioning. Below are some of the most common issues:
● Broken springs. Broken springs are common and will get in the way of your garage door opening and closing. Garage door springs aren’t invincible, and they will wear over time. Once they do, you’ll need to replace them. While you may be able to do this on your own, if you don’t have the experience and knowhow, you should consider hiring a professional garage door repair company.
● Broken cables. Broken cables can make it very difficult to open your garage door, and it definitely won’t open on its own. Just like with broken springs, you should hire a professional to replace your cables and install them properly.
● The photo eye. An issue with the photo eye is something you may be able to resolve on your own. Often, it’s something as simple as an object being in the way. The photo eye also may be dirty or misaligned. If you find your garage door is trying to close but then goes back up, check the photo eye.
There are quite a few things that can cause problems with a garage door opening and closing. In order to properly repair your garage door, contact BH Garage Doors. We will take a look and diagnose the issue. We’ll also provide you with a free estimate. We don’t have any hidden fees, and there will be no surprise costs. Reach out to BH Garage Doors so we can take a look and fix the problem.
You technically can open a garage door that has worn or snapped cables, but it’s recommended that you don’t. Garage doors are extremely heavy and trying to lift one on your own can not only be difficult but also dangerous. With that said, if you absolutely have to open your garage door, ask for help in doing so.
First, pull the red emergency cord to disconnect the door from the opener. Use a crowbar to pry the door open. From there, your friend and you can lift the door. Be extremely careful when lifting it and watch your fingers, toes, arms, and legs.
With all of this said, you shouldn’t attempt this unless there is a scenario in which you absolutely must open the door. The best thing you can do is contact BH Garage Doors to help you replace your garage door cables safely. While you can replace them on your own, it is recommended that you seek the help of a professional to do so.
If you find that your garage door is stuck in the open or closed position and the issue isn’t easily fixed (like something getting in the way of the photo eye), you’ll want to contact a professional repair company. They will help to properly diagnose the issue and repair or replace the damaged parts. If you don’t know anything about garage door repair, you shouldn’t risk injury or further damaging your garage door. Instead, contact BH Garage Doors for your garage door repair.
There are a lot of advantages to hiring BH Garage Doors. These include:
BH Garage Doors employs only the best garage door techs in the industry. Our knowledgeable and experienced repair techs will be able to diagnose the issue with your garage door and properly repair or replace the parts that are causing problems. We guarantee results!
You should know what you are paying. That’s why we offer estimates free of charge. While they are estimates and the price may change depending on a variety of different variables, we will always keep you posted, and we will do our best to stick to the estimate we provided you with.
We believe in full transparency. That’s why there are no hidden fees when you go with BH Garage Doors. If there are any changes beyond the estimate, we’ll let you know. We also offer affordable, flat-rate pricing. We know how unfair it is to be offered a service at a certain price and then get hit with a bunch of fees. BH Garage Doors sticks to our rates and will get the job done right the first time.
If you are in need of emergency services, we’re here to help. We offer emergency services and repairs on all of the biggest brand names. We may even be able to come out same-day.
If you decide to upgrade your garage door or your opener, we’ve got you covered. We offer over 2,000 garage doors and openers.
If your garage door isn’t opening or closing properly, reach out today! We’ll provide you with a free estimate and top-quality repair services.