A garage is a nice addition to your home. It protects your cars, and it makes it easy for you and your family to unload groceries and other items safely. However, having a garage doesn’t come without any hassles, like all other aspects of owning a home. There are times when garage doors won’t close, which can undermine the intrinsic value you get from having a garage. At Door Power, we are here to help you figure out why your garage door won’t open.

Something Is Obstructing the View of the Eye

Your garage door relies on a system that requires a line of sight to work properly. The line of sight between your sensors must be clear for your garage door to open. If you find that your garage door was working one day, but doesn’t work the next day, something could have fallen into the line of sight of your sensors, which would prevent your door from working.

Your Track Is Obstructed

The track that hangs overhead is a major component of your garage door. Much like train tracks, the tracks ensure that your garage door moves along a specific path and while it’s opening and closing. Unfortunately, dirt, debris, and bends can prevent your garage door from opening as it should. If you’ve noticed problems with the way your garage door moved in the past while it was opening and closing, then it’s possible that you have a problem with your tracks that’s preventing it from opening now.

The Transmitter Is Broken

Garage door transmitters send a signal to the “brain” of your garage door opener. The signal lets the system know it should be opening or closing based on what button you pressed. However, these transmitters don’t last forever. If your garage door isn’t opening, your batteries could be dead, or your transmitter could be broken.

Your Garage Door Springs Are Broken

Your garage door springs are another component of your garage door that must be functional for your garage door to open. Garage door springs help control the opening and closing of your garage door. However, if your spring is damaged or if it is broken, it’s possible for your garage door to no longer work.

Although many people say garage door problems are do-it-yourself projects, we don’t recommend that at Door Power. Your garage door weighs a lot, and any mishap can cause injury or worse. If your garage door isn’t working, we are happy to fix the problem. Give us a call today so that we can assess the problem.