Garage doors are extremely reliable. However, like any commercial door, they will eventually break down. Though there is always an exception to the rule, in most cases, your garage door will most likely break down in one of six ways. Keep reading to learn more and be sure to contact Commercial Door Service, Houston’s Top Rated Local® commercial door repair provider. We would love to get your doors up (or down) and running like new once again.

Damaged Torsion Spring

Signs of damage: Garage door slams forcefully shut or doesn’t have the power to lift itself open. Your torsion spring will need repair if it appears cracked or stretched-looking. If your door seems to be coming off the tracks, your torsion spring may be broken, damaged, or rusty.

What does it do?

Torsion springs are responsible for lifting and lowering the garage door in a controlled manner, and through years of use, can become damaged. Oftentimes, replacing the torsion spring or even recalibrating it can fix the issue

Damaged Cables

Signs of damage: Your cables may be in need of repair if your garage door crashes to the ground when closing, or if they appear to be frayed, floppy, or cracked.

What does it do?

The cables of your garage door are one more layer of protection that allows your garage door to move up and down in a controlled manner. They also keep the torsion spring from flying off into your warehouse or garage if it should break. Like the torsion spring, the cables will need to be replaced regularly throughout the life of the garage door.

Damaged Motor

Signs of damage: A garage door that fails to open or close, or a motor that is making an odd noise can mean that the motor or entire opener assembly needs to be replaced. Often a dusty building can add considerable wear and tear to your motor.

What does it do?

The motor of your garage door is responsible for powering your garage door open and closed, and due to regular wear and tear it will need to be replaced eventually. If possible, control the amount of dust in your warehouse or garage to prolong the life of your garage door motor.

Stay tuned for part 2 of our blog series to learn more about common repair issues that you will face with your commercial garage door.

Get the Issue Fixed Right Away

Getting your garage door fixed right away will not only improve your productivity, but will also increase the safety of your warehouse and garage. Garage doors that are unreliable or on the verge of breaking, can be extremely dangerous to anyone in the area. No matter how many employees frequent the area, it is of the utmost importance to get your door fixed as soon as possible to avoid a situation in which their safety is compromised.

Call Commercial Door Service Today!

Commercial Door Service is your reliable commercial door repair provider in the Houston area. We offer services to both large corporations and small businesses in the area and have been doing so for over 10 years. We can provide same-day services and emergency appointments on a case by case basis.