Garage Doors Canoga Park 91303
You may own a private home wooden garage door near Canoga Park 91303, or industrial overhead roller door in Los Angeles, every garage door will need some service at some point. You can try and delay the need for repairs, you can maintain the door on time, but eventually the door will break, get stuck, or go off tracks. This is when you will need a local garage door service-provider, who has the ability to deal with any busted overhead garage door.
Most of the times our overhead garage door serve us with no malfunctions or issues. The way the garage doors are built and designed (The high quality garage doors), is to work smoothly and quietly for many years, with no need for repair expect for the tune up, lubrication and inspection that we need to perform, in order to maintain the smooth and safe way the door operate.
Common Garage Door Malfunctions
We sometime being asked: What is wrong with the garage door? The thing is that there is no one particular problem that prevent a garage door from working properly. It can be a busted coil spring, a problem with the garage door operator, a cable that snapped and more. There is no one problem that we can put our finger and point, and the main reason why the garage door stopped working. But we would like to go over the common malfunctions, that usually rise, and that we are dealing with on a daily base. It may be a garage door repair near Canoga Park 91303, or busted garage door in San Fernando Valley, those malfunctions can stop a garage door from working, and can be dangerous, if you will ignore them, and try and force the garage door wo work.
Before we start, we would like to make it clear that a busted, stuck or off tracks garage door shouldn’t be used, and should be repaired by a qualified installer.
Busted coil spring repair Canoga Park LA
The coil spring system, which can include torsion coil spring system, or extension coil spring, is what make it easy to open even the heaviest industrial overhead roller doors, which can weigh hundreds of pounds. Each overhead roller door need the right coil spring that was designed for the door, and that fit the size and the weight of the door. If the wrong coil spring was installed, the door will probably won’t work correctly, and can even be dangerous in some cases. When the right coil spring is installed, the door can stand by itself in open position, close position, and half way position. And when the repairs was performed correctly, it should be easy to open and close the door. The wrong coil spring can make the door drop and crush into the ground, or make the door “jump” and fly up. Both cases are extremely dangerous!
Torsion coil spring repair
If you are located near Canoga Park 91303, and you need a installer to repair or to replace a busted torsion coil spring that snapped, we can help. We carry torsion coil springs from different sizes that will fit every overhead roller door including industrial and private home doors. A busted torsion coil spring replacement should be performed by professional garage doors installer, since it can be complicated process, and require certain tolls, experience in different overhead roller doors repairs, and of course knowledge of the garage doors and the way they operate. As we mentioned earlier, always use the right coil spring for the door!
The torsion coil springs are located on top of the door, near the center, and they are wrapped around a long steel pipe (The shaft). If you coil springs are installed on the side of the door, above the tracks, you can move to our second paragraph about extension coil springs.
Industrial overhead coil spring repair
If you own an industrial or industrial overhead roller door, and you need a garage door expert to repair a busted coil spring for an industrial door near Canoga Park 91303, SFV Garage Doors can help. We repair industrial overhead roller doors from all makers, and we got the knowledge to repair your door today. A industrial door require special tools and parts, that most garage doors companies do not carry, since many industrial doors require custom made coil springs and parts, so it is important to try and avoid using the door until it will be repaired. A industrial garage door repair is usually an urgent repair since you may need the door to work again ASAP. For that we offer emergency repair for industrial overhead roller doors near Canoga Park 91303.
Garage Operator Repair Canoga Park
One more common problem that can prevent a garage door from working is a garage door operator malfunction. Of course that if your garage door is not an automated door, and it is being used manually, this problem is irrelevant for you. But if you are using an automated garage door, and experiencing issued operating the door remotely or electrically, read on.
SFV Garage Doors specialize in repair of garage door operators from all suppliers near Canoga Park 91303. Whether it is Liftmaster door operator near Woodland Hills, Genie, or any other operator, we can fix it. But until our installer will arrive to your place and repair the operator, do not attempt to use the door, to prevent bigger damage to the operator and the door. Any attempts to use the door although the operator is busted can end with burning the operator.
Is it really an operator malfunction?
Before we determine if the issue is really with the garage operator, we need to examine the door itself first. As we explained earlier, in the previous paragraph about garage door coil spring repair near Canoga Park 91303, a garage door should work smoothly and should be opened and closed easily without the operator. If there is a problem when you use the door manually, the door should not be used with the operator.
If there is a problem with the garage door itself, such as snapped cable or a busted roller, the operator may not be able to open or to close the door. In order for the garage operator to operate the door, the mechanism of the door should be in good condition. The operator’s part in lifting and lowering the door is a small part, when the biggest part is being done by the coil spring system. When the coil spring’s system work fine, and there is no problem with the door, then we can move forward to inspect the operator itself.
Garage Safety sensors repairs
By federal law, every electric motor-operated garage door must include a safety feature such as the safety sensors. It can be garage door near San Fernando Valley, or motor driven garage door Manhattan Beach California, they must include safety feature. But the safety sensors – especially when they weren’t installed properly can be the reason for many garage door issues, such as a garage door that can’t be closed. The safety sensors are there for safety reasons, and should not be removed under any circumstances. They are there for the protection of you and your family, and uninstalling them can lead to serious injuries. A safety sensors removal and using the garage door electrically without them is against the law, which require that every electric garage door, industrial or private home till include a safety feature, which will stop the door and reverse it in case someone or something will be places at the door’s path when it is closing.
Safety sensors malfunction and repair
If the garage operator does not get a signal form the sensors that signal to the operator that the path is clear, and that it is safe to close the garage, the operator will not close the door. If the sensors are not aligned, if the cable is nor connected, if the sensor is busted or damaged, if there is dirt on the lens, if someone moved the sensor by mistake, the operator will not close the door. In that case you can look by yourself, and try to locate the problem. If you are unable to repair it. Contact SFV Garage Doors for a same day garage doors services near Canoga Park California.
Do I Need a new garage door operator?
Repairing the operator isn’t always the wisest decision, and in the long term isn’t always the cheapest option. If the operator is too old, and was installed more than 15 years ago, we may suggest you to replace the operator and install a new one. If you will choose to repair it, you may face a different problem soon. Yes. Fixing the operator may make it work again, but the question is for how long. You do not want to spend money on garage operator services, just to find that you need a garage door installer near Canoga Park LA to install for you a new operator soon.
Garage Door Preservation Canoga Park
Every garage door near Canoga Park California need to be maintained. Garage door tune up is important for preserving the smooth and safe way every overhead roller door should work like. When you perform a garage door preservation, you are making sure that the door is safe for use, you its movement, and you make sure it will continue to work as good as it worked before.
The preservation can be done do-it-yourself, and there are many articles online, explaining how to perform the preservation by yourself. We recommend to watch the following garage door videos, to learn how to maintain an overhead garage door. If you prefer to use our services, we offer same day tune up near Canoga Park 91303, so all you need to do is to call us, and we will be there for you today.
Do not wait until the door get stuck! Even if there is nothing wrong with your door, it still need to be maintained and lubricated.
“Off tracks” repair Canoga Park
If your garage door went out of its tracks, and it can be a private home door or an industrial one, there is a reason that made it happen, and attempting to fix the problem by simple pushing the rollers back into the tracks is not a solution. If you door was hit by a car, if the cables snapped, the rollers brock, or if the tracks are bended or damaged, they should be fixed before the door can be used again. The only safe way to deal with off tracks garage door is to contact a local garage doors company near Canoga Park 91303, and to use a local garage door expert. If you think that you can just force the door back into the tracks, you are risking in creating a bigger damage and injuries, since the nest time the door will go out of the tracks, it may completely fell out of them, resulting with damage and even death.
If the door went off tracks, there must be a reason, since garage doors, as long as they were installed correctly should be working smoothly and safely for years. A qualified garage door installer should have the ability to locate the problem, the cause to the problem, and make the door work again.
Repair the garage door or replace the door?
The million dollar question! We wish it would be easy to answer with a YES or NO. Many of our customers IN California wonder if the best decision will be to repair the door, or to replace it and install a new overhead garage door. To answer the question, we must visit the place, inspect the door and make the decision. In general, we can say that there are few cases in which we will recommend to replace instead of repair:
- The door isn’t safe for use: When the door is not safe for use, and the repair will still leave you with a door which is not safe to operate, we will recommend you to replace the door.
- The cost of repair vs Install a new door: When the repair will cost you more than replacing the door, we will recommend you to replace the door with a new one.
There may exceptional cases, as doors which are custom made, or people who would like to preserve the current door for their reasons (To maintain the appearance of the house, sentimental values for the door which was created by a father and more). In that case, we will repair the door, as long as it will not break safety rules of using a garage door which is not dangerous.
But keep in mind that every garage door and every garage near Canoga Park California is different, and what may work for a garage door near Gardena, may not work for a busted garage door in Northridge. Only installer on site will be able to determine what is the best action, and the best solution for the door.
Emergency garage door repair Canoga Park
Sometime the repair is a matter of emergency, like when you can close the door or you can’t get the door to open. And sometime it can happen at the worst possible timing. It may stuck in close position when we are in a rush and cannot take the car out of the garage, or it can happen late at night, and we cannot close and lock the door, and we may wonder if we are going to have to leave it open the whole night.
Luckily you found SFV Garage Doors, since we offer same day garage door repair service, including emergency repair service near Canoga Park 91303. If you cannot close your overhead roller door, if the cable snapped, if the door went “off tracks”, or if you accidently hit the door with a car, we can help. We carry with us the parts that we need to repair your door on first visit, so you can go back and use a garage door which work perfectly, and more important, a door which is safe for use.
We carry the parts with us. Which mean we can fix your garage door on the spot. We know garage doors in California, and we know which parts are needed in order to fix a busted garage door on the spot. Whether you need a Genie garage operator repair in Calabasas, or Liftmaster garage door operator installment, if you are located near Canoga Park 91303, you are local to us, which mean we can be there today. Get in touch with SFV Garage Doors from same services in San Fernando Valley Los Angeles, California.
Garage Doors Canoga Park 91303 CA
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