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Common Problems with Commercial Garage Doors

By October 7, 2015 No Comments

Commercial garage doors, like the ones on your home, are an essential part of keeping your facility secure and allowing you and your employees to have the access you need to essential areas of your business. When they are not working properly it can cause problems in both of these areas, and sometimes it’s not immediately clear what the problem might be.

Fortunately a garage door repair company in Salt Lake City has pretty much seen everything, so a quick phone call for service will get them to your facility to find out if you have one of these common issues.

Problems with the Power

Unless you have a manually operated garage door (which is pretty unusual at a commercial facility), it requires appropriate power supply to work. If your garage door is not raising or lowering at all, it could be an issue with the power supply. For most commercial garage doors this will require the help of a professional repair company to inspect, as you could be putting yourself at risk if you try to do it yourself.

Misaligned Photo Eye

Garage doors today are equipped with sensors on either side that will not close if they cannot “see” each other. It’s a safety feature that will hopefully prevent the door from closing on someone or something that could get damaged, but it also means that if one of your photo eyes is bumped or damaged, the door won’t close because your garage assumes the path is obstructed and it’s unsafe to do so.

Damage to the Track

Commercial garage doors run on a metal track, and when it gets damaged or out of alignment, that can lead to problems with the garage door opening or closing. The easiest things to look for are gaps between the rail and the rollers that pull the garage along the track, or actual damage (bending) in the metal. A heavy garage door rolling up and down the tracks multiple times a day, or even just daily, can make small damages grow over time so be sure to get it fixed if you notice a problem.

Doors that Won’t Open

Heavy commercial garage doors with damaged springs might not go up at all when you hit the button. These torsion springs on the side of the garage door are what do the heavy lifting to get the door open, so if any part of the spring is broken it won’t have the appropriate power to get the door up. These require the help of a professional garage door repair company, since it can be a dangerous job to fix them.

If you’re experiencing issues with your garage door, call A1 Garage Door Repair today to have our team take a look and help you get it fixed.

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