Garage Doors Woodland Hills 91367
You may own a home wooden garage door in Woodland Hills, or industrial overhead 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 repairman, who has the ability to deal with any jammed overhead garage door.
Most of the times our garage door serve us with no issues or issues. The way the garage doors are built and designed (The high quality overhead 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 Issues
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 jammed coil spring, a problem with the garage door motor, 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 issues, that usually rise, and that we are dealing with on a daily base. It may be a garage door repair in Woodland Hills, or jammed garage door service in Los Angeles, those issues 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 begin our article, we would like to make it clear that a jammed, stuck or off tracks rollup door shouldn’t be used, and should be repaired by a qualified service-provider.
Jammed coil spring repair Woodland Hills CA
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 doors, which can weigh hundreds of pounds. Each overhead 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 Woodland Hills 91367
If you are located in Woodland Hills, and you need a service-provider to repair or to replace a jammed torsion coil spring that snapped, we can help. We carry torsion coil springs from different sizes that will fit every overhead door including industrial and home doors. A jammed torsion coil spring replacement should be performed by professional garage doors service-provider, since it can be complicated process, and require certain tolls, experience in different overhead 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 door, and you need a garage door expert to repair a jammed coil spring for an industrial door in Woodland Hills, we can help. We repair industrial overhead 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. An 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 doors in Woodland Hills.
Garage motor Repair Woodland Hills
One more common problem that can prevent a garage door from working is a garage door motor problem. 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 motors from all suppliers in Woodland Hills. Whether it is a Liftmaster motor, Genie opener, or any other motor, we can fix it. But until our service-provider will arrive to your place and repair the motor, do not attempt to use the door, to prevent bigger damage to the motor and the door. Any attempts to use the door although the motor is jammed can end with burning the motor.
But wait, is it really a motor problem?
Before we determine if the problem is really with the garage motor, we need to examine the door itself first. As we explained earlier, in the previous paragraph about garage door coil spring repair in Woodland Hills, a garage door should work smoothly and should be opened and closed easily without the motor. If there is a problem when you use the door manually, the door should not be used with the motor.
If there is a problem with the garage door itself, such as snapped cable or a jammed roller, the motor 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 motor’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 motor itself.
Safety sensors troubleshot
By federal law, every automated garage door must include a safety feature such as the safety sensors. 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 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 troubleshoot
If the garage motor does not get a signal form the sensors that signal to the motor that the path is clear, and that it is safe to close the garage, the motor will not close the door. If the sensors are not aligned, if the cable is nor connected, if the sensor is jammed or damaged, if there is dirt on the lens, if someone moved the sensor by mistake, the motor 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 overhead door service in Woodland Hills Los Angeles 91367.
Do I Need a new motor?
Repairing the motor isn’t always the wisest decision, and in the long term isn’t always the cheapest option. If the motor is too old, and was installed more than twenty years ago, we may suggest you to replace the motor and install a new one. If you will choose to repair it, you may face a different problem soon. Yes. Fixing the motor may make it work again, but the question is for how long. You do not want to spend money on garage motor repair, just to find that you need a garage door service-provider in Woodland Hills CA to install for you a new motor soon.
Emergency garage door repair Woodland Hills
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 garage door repairs San Fernando Valley. If you cannot close your overhead door, if the cable snapped, if the door went out of track, 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 Los Angeles, and we know which parts are needed in order to fix a jammed garage door on the spot. Whether you need a Genie garage motor repair in Los Angeles, or Liftmaster garage door motor installation, if you are located in Woodland Hills, you are local to us, which mean we can be there today
Garage Doors Services Woodland Hills 91367
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