Ultimate Garage Doors

Expert Tips

Opens a bit – then closes again

If your garage door seems like it has a mind of its own and won't open the whole way before closing again, it’s likely that the springs at the top of the door need replacing. You can have the broken ones replaced, but it may be more cost-effective to have all the springs replaced at the same time.

Lose the leaves

If you're finding water, leaves and dirt in your garage, the weather seal on the bottom of your garage door isn't doing its job properly. It is designed to keep debris and water out of your garage, but over time it can harden and lose its shape. When this happens it won't be as effective and will need a replacement.

Stay on track

The metal track that your garage door runs on needs to be properly aligned. If it’s out of alignment, it can be a serious issue and you’ll need to call a professional. Causes can include heavy use, hardware that has become loose over time, or someone might have bumped into the door. Signs include difficulty in opening and closing the door, a door that looks crooked or you might see gaps between the rollers and rail or bends in the rails themselves.

Be a good neighbour

A noisy garage door is very annoying for both you and your neighbours. The most likely culprit is the hardware such as rollers, hinges, nuts and bolts. When they are worn out, rollers and hinges will make a high-pitched squeaking or grinding noise. When nuts and bolts become loose, your garage door will make a vibrating or rattling noise when you open and close it. A garage door professional will diagnose and solve the issue, and a regular garage door service can prevent this from happening again.