5 Most Common Causes of Garage Door Damage


You may not think that your garage door has a lot of parts, but you might be surprised to learn just how many there are when you look a little closer.

If any of those parts becomes worn or stops working properly, it can cause your garage door to break down or become damaged.

Knowing which common parts can break down can help you ensure that you are providing the right maintenance and inspections so your garage door will have a longer life.


A broken spring is common garage door damage


Here are the five most common causes of garage door damage that we see:


Broken Springs

The most common issue as to why your door may be broken and not functioning correctly is that it might have worn out or broken springs. 

The springs are the heart of the door, if they don’t work correctly or are broken then it affects the whole system. If ignored, a broken spring could cause a lot of garage door damage. 

The springs are tightened by twisting the springs to create torque. The torque is then used to counterbalance the weight of the door so that it will be able to be moved up and down. 

Tightening and replacing springs can be dangerous and should only be performed by a trained professional technician.



Worn Rollers

The rollers help the garage door glide smoothly up and down the track. If the rollers become worn, the door may not open easily.

Depending on how bad the damage is, the door can become stuck or it can move in a jerky motion, which could cause other parts to become damaged.

You may not be able to detect signs of worn rollers as easily as trained professionals. But if you notice that your garage door is running rough, you should call your garage door repair service to get the rollers checked or to determine if something else is causing the problem.


Worn Hardware

Hinges, bolts, and other hardware wear down over time, making it harder for your garage door to operate properly. Usually, you just need to check the hardware and tighten anything that has become loose.

Then spray silicone-based lubricant to ensure everything is moving smoothly.

If you are noticing problems with your garage door, especially with the door opening and closing with difficulty, worn hardware may be the culprit.

Call your expert garage door service provider for an inspection and any maintenance or repair that is required.


Misaligned Track

With so much movement, your garage door can shift out of place over time and the track for it can become misaligned. Unfortunately, this is a problem that will only get worse with time.

The track will continue to move out of place, and other parts of the garage door can become damaged.

Again, if you notice that your garage door is not opening and closing properly, a misaligned track may be to blame.

Routine maintenance can help prevent some of these problems from occurring, but time will always catch up with your garage door.

The best thing you can do is stay vigilant and act immediately when you notice any signs of a problem. That will help you head off any repairs or keep them at a minimum.


Car Hit the Door

You wake up in the morning and realize that you slept in! Now you’re running late and jump in your car and start to back out to leave but forgot one major step…you forgot to open your garage door.


Even a small bump with your car can cause a lot of garage door damage. There are times that the door will still work just fine, but might have some aesthetic issues. 

Other times the damage will require a garage door professional to come and assess the situation. 


Car caused garage door damage



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Our friendly professionals can help you get to the bottom of any problems you are experiencing with your garage door.

Call us today to schedule an appointment and find out why we are one of the top-rated garage door repair companies in the East Valley.



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