Why Your Garage Door Isn’t Closing – Part 2

Hello, and welcome back to our blog here at Nabors Garage Doors. This is part two of our blog series about why your garage door isn’t closing. Keep reading to learn more and contact us today if you have any questions about our garage door repair services in Woodstock.

Sensor Issues

Your garage door sensors are located at the bottom of the garage door on either side of it. Their purpose is to stop the garage door from closing if anything is in the way. If the sensors are broken or they’re not receiving power, your garage door may react by not closing all the way or getting stuck in one position. Although this is an intended safety feature of each door, it can be frustrating if you have somewhere to be and can’t close your garage door.

Another problem you could be having with your sensors is that they’re out of alignment. This means that they’re working perfectly fine, but they’re pointing in the wrong direction, either from being knocked out of place or from being installed incorrectly. If you’re experiencing either of these sensor issues, be sure to contact your local garage door repair experts.

Broken Springs

In order to open and close, garage doors require multiple springs; there are secondary springs, as well as overhead torsion springs which take the brunt of the force. It’s pretty easy to spot when a spring breaks or is damaged to the point where it needs to be replaced. This could lead to the door either not closing all the way or getting stuck in one position.

Travel Limit

Modern garage door openers are pretty advanced. Openers like the Elite Series® by Liftmaster allow for top-of-the-line connectivity and security options. With these openers, you’ll be able to remotely open or close your garage door from anywhere in the world while experiencing one of the quietest and reliable openers on the market. However, these advanced garage door openers can run into issues if they aren’t installed correctly. One issue you might encounter is that the travel limit is not adjusted properly.

When a garage door opener is installed, you need to tell it how far it needs to close. If the garage door is not closing all the way, you’ll be left with a gap that could compromise the security of your home. On the other hand, if it’s closing too far, it will hit the ground and open back up because it’s viewing the ground as an obstruction. Either way, your garage door won’t be closing the way it should. In order to fix this, simply look for the adjustment switch on your garage door opener and adjust accordingly.

Contact Nabors Garage Doors

Thank you for reading our blog here at Nabors Garage Doors. If you have any questions or you’re ready to learn about our garage door repair services, contact us today. We’re proud to offer garage door and garage door opener installation in addition to our repair services.