Diagnose and Repair Your Garage Door Issues

The average cost to replace a garage door is $1,120. You can save a lot of money fixing common garage door problems by following these tips from Illinois Garage Door Repair.

If the garage door is crooked, or if the springs are broken, then you need to call an emergency garage door repair service. These kinds of repairs are too dangerous for a novice to perform, even if you are experienced in DIY tasks.

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Some problems are simply due to not enough electricity getting to your door. Check to see that it is plugged in. If it is, check any wires to see if they are frayed. Rodents in particular love chewing on wires. Call a professional to replace the wires. It will be much less expensive than needing to replace an entire garage door.

The next step is to see if anything is blocking the sensors. The sensor lights are usually on. If they are off, look for any objects, even fallen leaves, that could be blocking the sensors. Clear everything from the doors and the lights on both sides should go back on. If only one light goes on, clean it. Sometimes, that’s all it takes. If possible, move the light slightly up and down until the light goes on. If it doesn’t, it’s time to call a professional.

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