Overhead Garage Door offers expert garage door repair in Crystal Lake, Illinois, and many other places in the Chicago area. We can help you make sure that your garage door works reliably and make repairs after car accidents, severe storms, or other problems. Our emergency repair service is available 24 hours a day. If you don’t want to repair your garage door, we’ll help you choose and install a new model that suits your business or family’s needs. It’s our goal to provide quality, convenient garage door services to the Crystal Lake community.
Our newest location in Crystal Lake means our experts are always nearby. Contact us to schedule an inspection and get detailed repair options and estimates. A minor issue that’s only slightly annoying now could worsen over time. Having your garage door repaired now could help you save a substantial amount of time and money. It could also improve energy efficiency, increase security, and enhance the appearance of your house or office. Having a garage door that works well could even raise the value of your home or business.
Signs Your Garage Door Needs Repair
While you can’t predict every breakdown, there are many signs of potential garage door issues that you can watch for. Contacting us as soon as you notice a problem can help you avoid the need for emergency service and make your repair more affordable. Here are some of the most common signs that your Crystal Lake garage door might need repair.
Your Garage Door Doesn’t Work
If your garage door doesn’t open or close, your garage door opener could need new batteries or a repair. We have been installing garage door openers since 1981, and we can repair your existing model or help you choose a new device. If pressing the button next to the door doesn’t work either, you could have a broken cable, a problem with the power supply, or another issue that requires professional service. Having your garage door fixed as soon as possible is often essential for getting to work on time and avoiding theft.
If your garage door isn’t aligned properly, you might notice popping sounds or irregular movements. If the door is dragging against its track, it might make a loud grinding sound. Without repairs, these issues can worsen. They can also increase your energy bills by making it more difficult to control the temperature inside your garage.
Your Garage Door Is Off Its Tracks
Garage doors are the largest moving parts of many homes and businesses. Your garage door could come off its tracks if they’re not attached securely, are dirty, or are misaligned. Hitting a track or your garage door with a vehicle can cause this issue as well, even if it happens at a low speed. If your big, heavy garage door isn’t guided properly by its tracks, it could be unsightly and dangerous. Garage doors often weigh more than 400 pounds, and their horizontal tracks support most of that weight when they’re open.
Since doors that aren’t on their tracks are often difficult to operate, it’s a good idea to have this issue repaired as soon as possible. Otherwise, a falling door could lead to damage or injuries.
Your Garage Door Looks Uneven
If your garage door hangs unevenly or sags in the middle, you could have a broken roller or lift cable. You might also need to replace a spring or another component. If your garage door looks very worn or damaged, you may want to consider replacing it.
Your Garage Door Operates Slowly
If your garage door has always been slow to operate, you can upgrade and have a faster model installed. If this problem started recently, try spraying a quality metal lubricant, such as lithium grease, on the tracks, hinges, and rollers. Also, look for worn rollers or tracks and have them replaced.
Potential Causes of a Malfunctioning Garage Door
Checking your garage door for common issues can help us find and fix problems faster. Here are some common causes of malfunctions:
- A malfunctioning safety sensor: Many garage doors have a photo eye that uses a laser to make sure nothing obstructs the door’s path before operation. If the photo eye is dirty or misaligned, your garage door may not close.
- A security system: Some garage doors have security systems that let people manually lock them and override attempts to use the opener. Other doors require a passcode. If you buy a new remote or forget your passcode, you may need to have your opener reset by a professional.
- Faulty power: Your garage door can’t work automatically without power. Check for an unplugged or damaged cord, a tripped circuit breaker, or a blown fuse.
- A broken spring: If the motor runs but your door doesn’t move, you could have a broken spring. Most garage doors use extension or torsion springs to make opening them easier. Replacing springs is difficult, and you shouldn’t attempt it without seeking professional help.
If your garage door has broken or missing panels or is dragging down the curb appeal of your home or business, consider replacing it with a newer model that works reliably and enhances the look of your home or business. A new garage door can often open and close faster, with less noise than an older model. It can also improve your security.
Garage Door Brands
We offer many quality brands of garage doors. We can help you maintain, repair, or replace your door using one of the following makes:
- C.H.I. Overhead Doors.
- Wayne Dalton.
- Amarr Garage Doors.
- Haas Door.
- Ideal Door.
- Chamberlain Liftmaster Professional.
Contact us today to make sure the garage door for your Crystal Lake home or business is functioning well or to correct any problems. We offer 24-hour emergency service, and our employees all have at least five years of experience in the industry. We also have an A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau and a Super Service Award from Angie’s List.