What Can Go Wrong with Overheads06/16/2015 Back To Blog
Do you think it's strange to have overhead door problems? Ask those who have had their door for decades and have dealt with many problems over the years. At least now the materials used for the construction are better and the new generation electric bear no resemblance to the very first ones. So, why do we still have problems? Is it odd or natural? What can go wrong with our overhead sectional doors and why?
Do you perform overhead door maintenance often?
Problems will always arise. The question is how serious they can be and how easily they are handled. Garage doors can be noisy due to lack of lubrication but also because there are serious track damages. The first problem is solved quickly with lubrication maintenance while the second one calls for proper repairs. The consequences of problems also differ. Some are more threatening than others. Also, when problems are simple, they have simple solutions. Complex issues would need intensive care.
Overhead doors have many parts and naturally, more problems. Their tracks are essential for the movement of the door and dents cause problems. Dents usually prevent garage door rollers from moving properly and might lead them off the tracks. Since the door moves upwards, it needs good overhead door springs in order to remain up and open with ease. If the springs are damaged, the door won't open or won't stay open. The way this type of door moves involves some dangers. When the door is coming down, people and cars are protected by the garage door opener photo eyes. If they don't work, there is a chance of entrapment and accidents. Overheads are convenient but they need good maintenance, too. Failure to take care of the springs, tracks and sensors leads to problems and accidents.