There’s almost nothing more frustrating than returning home from a long day at work, only to discover that your garage door isn’t working properly. In today’s post, we’ll explore two common problems that homeowners may experience with their garage doors. If you’re experiencing either of these problems, Coast 2 Coast Garage Door’s certified garage door repair experts can help! Contact us today for Top-Rated Local® garage door repairs, installation, and service in Florida!

Your Remote Control and Keypad Aren’t Working

If your garage door remote and keypad aren’t working, first check to see if your wall opener inside the garage is able to open and close the door. If your indoor opener is able to operate the garage door without problems, you may want to check the batteries in both your remote and in your keypad.

If you find that neither your remote control nor your keypad are operating your garage door, the problem is likely that you need to reset your garage door opener. While the technology used in garage doors has vastly improved over the last several years, the programs used by your opener and keypad are relatively simple and prone to malfunctioning as time goes on. If you’re not sure how to reset your garage door remote and keypad, the instruction manual or a certified garage door technician will be able to help you.

The Door Won’t Fully Close

Garage doors that won’t fully close pose a serious and concerning problem for homeowners. Not only is the garage an entryway to your home, but many homeowners also use it as a storage space for their tools and miscellaneous belongings. If your garage door won’t fully close, the issue is likely with your garage door’s safety sensors. Your garage door comes equipped with sensors that detect the presence of objects beneath it, and to function properly, these sensors must be unblocked and properly aligned. Inspect your garage door’s sensors to see if anything is blocking them; if you can’t find anything blocking the sensors, make sure that the sensors are properly aligned. Garage door sensors are easily bumped out of alignment during routine cleaning and other garage-related tasks.

If you garage door’s sensors are neither blocked nor out of alignment, the issue may be with your garage door itself. Garage door rollers can lose their lubrication and become damaged after years of daily use, and this may be what’s stopping your garage door from fully closing. If you suspect that this is the case, it is extremely important that you call a professional rather than trying to fix the problem yourself. Not only will calling a certified garage door technician keep you safe, but it will also prevent you from accidentally causing further damage to your garage door.

We hope that you’ve enjoyed this post and that you’re better able to identify garage door problems when they arise. Don’t hesitate to contact Coast 2 Coast Garage Door for 24/7 emergency service, garage door repairs, and other garage door services!