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Garage Door Troubleshooting Techniques

Trying to determine the cause of your garage door troubles can be frustrating. We often get calls from homeowners who struggle with their doors jammed shut, stuck open or opening and closing only half-way. In this article, we share some garage door troubleshooting techniques and help videos. We recommend, however, that you call our trained and experienced technicians to correctly identify and fix the problem.

How to Solve Your Garage Door Problems

  • Garage doors will not open: Check the springs that are located above the garage doors. A gap of about an inch or so indicates they are broken. Hire a professional to replace the torsion springs. Trying to fix the heavy garage doors yourself without the right tools and experience is risky. You could also end up damaging your expensive garage door.
  • Garage doors will not close: There could be a problem with the pair of safety sensors on either side of your garage doors, typically located 4 to 6 inches above the ground. Misaligned or damaged photo eyes are the most common reasons for doors not opening, or opening a little bit and then going back down. Since these eyes are extremely delicate and sensitive, using the wrong tools to fix them could damage your doors and opener. Avoid unnecessary replacement expenses and risk by calling a reliable local company to fix your garage doors.
  • Garage doors open or close with a thud: Broken garage door springs and worn or broken lifting cables usually cause this problem. It could also be a malfunctioning garage door opener. Do a visual inspection but do not attempt to fix the problem yourself. Replacing the springs and cables is a specialized and dangerous job that should be left to the professionals. 

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Expertise in Garage Door Troubleshooting Techniques and Repair

Diamond Performance Guarantee on New Doors

For over 38 years, Madden Door & Sons has provided Bay Area homes with top quality products and service. With years of experience fixing and installing all makes and models, we can quickly troubleshoot any issues with your garage door. From repairing or replacing broken drives, springs, cables, bent hinges, openers and remotes, to adjusting garage door sensors and seals, we can successfully resolve the most complicated problems. Our trained garage door repair technicians arrive with well-stocked vans and work efficiently with minimum disruption to your schedule.
If you need a new door, we offer a showroom full of choices and expert installation to avoid common operational issues. All our new garage doors are backed by a unique Diamond Certified® Performance Guarantee.
We serve homeowners in Martinez, Benicia, Concord, Walnut Creek, Orinda, Diablo, San Ramon, and Blackhawk, CA
Call Madden Door & Sons at 925-357-9781 to learn more about garage door troubleshooting techniques or inquire online about our services.
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Garage Door Troubleshooting Techniques

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