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Common garage door faults

24/10/2017

Huddersfield Garage Doors has been providing top quality garage doors to the people of Yorkshire for more than thirty years, and with over 100 years collective experience in the garage door industry, there is no one better to advise about how to solve your winter garage door problems.

Many homeowners may notice garage door problems increase in winter, and of course, as with any outside fixtures, weather plays a big part in this. If you find that your garage door does not open as easily as it should, the advice from garage door specialists at Huddersfield Garage Doors is, don't force it! Forcing open a garage door that is stuck for any reason may result in damage to your door or fixings, or even personal injury.

Possible causes of your garage door showing an unfamiliar reluctance to operate smoothly, aside from general age and wear and tear, may be any of the following:

  • The door is frozen to the ground. You can try to free the door by melting ice using warm water with salt. Clean afterwards to avoid causing rust, or damage to the items within.
     
  • Broken springs. This is a common cause of garage door problems. As the metal is subjected to lower temperatures, springs are more likely to break in winter. It is safer to call in the professionals at Huddersfield Garage Doors to replace broken springs and solve your garage door problems.
     
  • General stiffness of the working parts in your garage door mechanism due to contracting metal caused by cold weather. You can not easily prevent this causing garage door problems, but you could try lubricating where appropriate.
     
  • Lubricant grease has thickened, or is excessive. Check if the state of the lubricant in the opening mechanism is causing your garage door problems, and clean off any excess.

If your garage door problems persist, call the experts at Huddersfield Garage Doors on 01484 829 612, for knowledgeable advice and prompt, professional attention.


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