When a homeowner gets ready to leave for work or an outing and discovers a broken garage door, it can be a time for panic. A broken garage door is an open invitation for burglars because expensive tools, bicycles and sporting equipment are suddenly visible to the entire neighborhood and passersby.
Luckily, there are several options available, including self repair, a friend or family member fixing the door or hiring a qualified professional in the area to do the job. If the owner chooses the latter route, there are many options for garage door repair in Dallas.
If the homeowner is somewhat mechanically inclined, a quick troubleshooting diagnosis can reveal where the problem might lie. The upside is that they will save some money, but they may not be able to fix the problem to the high standards a professional would or in such a manner that would prevent it from happening again in the near future.
Often, the issue is in the metal side track which the door follows on each side as it goes up. A loose bracket, slight ding in the metal or even a patch of dirt or grease in the track will prevent the door from doing its job. Sometimes there is a missing hinge that will require replacing.
All the components should be cleaned, greased and tightened to check them off the list as potential culprits. Most dents can be straightened out with a simple rubber mallet.
Electrical glitches in the door's wiring network can also be to blame, especially in the case of a blown fuse. Or maybe the batteries simply died in the remote control. Checking the most general aspects first will sometimes help the owner avoid additional repair costs.
Once the owner and/or a helper have ruled out these common snags, it may be time to look into professional garage door repair in Dallas.
Dallas Garage Door, for example, is a reputable company which services a variety of garage door brands and styles in wood, steel and fiberglass, and even provides convenient online quotes to help potential clients see how much one or more repairs will cost. They also offer Internet specials and coupons for additional savings.
Sometimes a friendly professional can make the difference between a homeowner getting physically hurt during the process or not. One example of this is with a centrally located torsion spring. The tension is too extreme in this location for the average person to fix and might result in bodily injury if they attempt to repair it without safety cables and an additional person to aid in the process. Some of the older or more well-worn springs can suddenly snap without warning.
At Dallas Garage Door, the professionals will attend to a garage door problem as quickly as possible, often fixing it within the same day. While repairing the issue, they will be happy to explain what happened, what they are doing to fix it, and how the problem can be prevented in the future. Sure, the homeowner will shell out a little more money, but in the end safety is always worth the cost.