Garage Door Repair
Fix Your Garage Door in the Minneapolis, MN Area
At All American Door we know just how important a working garage door is to your safety and security at home. When that door isn’t working, that safety and security is at risk.
No matter the weather, it’s important to have a dependable, working garage door. That’s why All American Door provides the best door repair services for residents throughout the Twin Cities metro area. When you need help — whether it’s 6 am or 10 pm at night — we’re available to provide 24/7 service when you need it.
Many things can go wrong with your garage door. One of those things can be damaged or broken garage door hinges or dents in the garage door panels.
A garage door that is stuck open is among the most frequent issues homeowners face with their garage doors. When this occurs, the photo eye sensors that are installed on either side of the garage door should be checked first.
Most garage doors have between 10 and 12 rollers, and if any of them come loose, you can easily see them by quickly inspecting the door visually. Enter your garage and examine the tracks that are mounted on either side of the door while taking care to keep yourself safe. Garage rollers frequently come off the tracks for the following reasons:
- Bent or damaged tracks: can cause rollers to become misaligned.
- Tracks that are loose: The vibration of your door may cause the bolts holding the tracks in place to become loose.
- Force and impacts: If your car rams into your garage door, it could knock the rollers off their tracks.
- Lack of lubrication and dirt in the tracks: unlubricated tracks and accumulated dirt and grime can cause rollers to veer off course.
Fixing a garage door by yourself depends on the issue's complexity. Simple problems like lubricating hinges or realigning sensors can be DIY tasks. However, for major issues like broken springs or motor malfunctions, it's advisable to consult a professional for safety reasons. DIY attempts without proper knowledge may lead to injuries or further damage. Always prioritize safety and consider hiring a professional for complex garage door repairs.
A garage door stopping in the middle may be due to various issues. Common causes include misaligned or obstructed sensors, worn-out rollers or tracks, damaged cables, or a malfunctioning opener. Additionally, electrical problems, such as issues with the motor or wiring, can also lead to interruptions. Regular maintenance, sensor realignment, and addressing visible wear can often resolve these issues. If problems persist, seeking professional assistance is recommended for a thorough inspection and repair.
Routine garage door maintenance involves several tasks. Inspect and lubricate moving parts like rollers, hinges, and springs to ensure smooth operation. Tighten bolts and screws, and check for wear and tear on cables. Examine the tracks for alignment, and clear debris regularly. Test the door balance and adjust the tension if necessary. Inspect the weatherstripping for damage. Keep the photoelectric sensors clean and aligned. Regularly test the auto-reverse feature for safety. Overall, proactive inspection and minor adjustments can prevent larger issues and ensure the garage door's optimal functioning.
Broken garage door hinges can be caused by accident or aging and can result in hinges that bind, break and require adjustments to work properly.
Dents in door panels may not affect performance but they impact your home’s curb appeal. Make your home look better cared for by repairing the dents in your garage door by replacing affected sections when possible.
We can help with any of these repairs 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Call All American Door (763) 244–1605 to schedule your garage door repair or garage door opener repair today.