Garage Doors Suffern New York
Most of the times, our overhead garage door in Suffern 10901, or anywhere else in Rockland County serve us with no malfunctions or issues. The way the garage doors are built and designed (The high quality doors), is to work smoothly and quietly for many years, with no need for repair expect for the tune up, lubrication and inspection that need to be done in order to maintain the smooth and safe way our overhead door operate.
Common Garage Door Malfunctions
There is no one malfunction 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 in Suffern 10901, or a garage door service in New City, 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.
Broken spring repair Suffern 10901 NY
The coil spring system, which can include torsion coil spring system, or extension coil spring system, is what make it easy to open even the heaviest commercial overhead doors in Rockland County, which can weight hundreds of pounds. Each overhead door in Suffern New York need the right coil spring that was designed for the door, in terms of the weight of the door and its size. 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.
Torsion coil spring repair
If you are located in Suffern 10901, and you need someone to repair or to replace torsion coil spring that snapped, Meta Garage Doors can help. We carry torsion coil springs from different sizes that will fit every overhead door including commercial and residential doors. A busted torsion coil spring replacement should be performed by professional garage doors technician, since it can be complicated process, and require certain tolls, experience in different garage doors repairs, and of course knowledge of the garage doors and the way they operate.
Extension coil spring repair
If you own a garage door in Rockland County that work with the help of extension coil springs, and one of the coil springs snapped, you better stop using the door from 2 reasons. The first is that continuing to use the door will lead to a bigger damage. And the second, but more important – it is dangerous.
Meta Garage Doors have the knowledge and the ability to repair you garage door in Suffern New York today, and replace the busted coil spring with a new extension coil spring.
Commercial overhead coil spring repair
If you need a garage door technician to repair a busted coil spring for a commercial door in Suffern 10901, we can repair it for you. We repair commercial overhead doors from all makers, and we got the knowledge to repair your door today. A commercial door require special tools and parts, that most garage doors companies do not carry, since many commercial doors require custom made coil springs and parts, so it is important to try and avoid using the door until it will be repaired.
Garage Door Operator Repair Suffern New York
Another malfunction 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 malfunction is irrelevant for you.
Meta Garage Door specialize in repair of garage door operators from all suppliers in Suffern. Whether it is a Liftmaster Operator repair, Genie garage opener, or any other operator, we can fix it. But until our technician 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.
Is it really an operator malfunction?
Before we determine if the malfunction is really an operator malfunction, we need to examine the door first. As we explained earlier, in the coil spring repair section, a garage door should work smoothly and should be opened and closed easily without the operator. If there is a malfunction when you use the door manually, the door should not be used with the operator.
If there is a malfunction with the garage door itself, the operator may also not work. 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 malfunction with the door, then we can move forward to inspect the operator itself.
Safety sensors repairs
A malfunction that can rise on every given day, and even if the operator was recently installed, is a malfunction with safety sensors. 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 removing them can lead to serious injuries. A safety sensors removal from garage door is against the law, which require that every electric garage door, commercial or residential till include a safety feature, which will stop the door and reverse it in case someone will cross the door’s path. It make no difference if it is garage door in Nyack, or garage door in Dobbs Ferry New York. Every automated garage door must include a reverse safety feature.
Safety sensors troubleshooting
If there is a malfunction with the safety sensors, the operator will not work. If the operator does not get a signal form the sensors that “tell” the operator that the entrance is clear, and that it is safe to close, 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 malfunction. If you are unable to repair it. Contact us for a same day service in Suffern.
Need a new operator in Suffern New York?
Repairing the operator is not always the wisest decision. 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 malfunction soon.
Garage Door Tune Up Suffern
Garage door tune up is important for preserving the smooth and safe way every overhead door should work like. When you perform a garage door maintenance, 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 maintenance can be done in a DIY, and there are many articles online, explaining how to perform the maintenance by yourself. We recommend to watch this garage door maintenance Video, to learn how to maintain an overhead garage door. If you prefer to use our services, we offer same day tune up in Suffern 10901, all you need to do is to contact Meta Garage Doors of Rockland County.
Even if there is nothing wrong with your door, it still need to be maintained. Just like your vehicle need some tune-up although there is nothing wrong with it, and although it may be relatively new.
Do it yourself overhead door repair
There are some garage doors services that you can perform by yourself, and there is no need to contact a garage door company to come and do it for you. But at the same time, there are garage door issues that should be repaired by a trained and experienced repairman, since they may require certain knowledge, tolls, and before everything else – locating the malfunction.
Locate the malfunction
Make sure you have located the reason to the malfunction as well as the malfunction.
- The way we see it, a garage door repair is not completed if the technician did not locate and repaired the reason for the malfunction. If the operator stopped, it may be because the operator broke, but it can also be due to another reason such as a busted roller, a snapped cable, or in moist cases lack of maintenance. But if we assume that the malfunction is due to a busted roller that with time made the operator stress, until it burned out and stopped working.
- So make sure you have located the reason to the malfunction as well as the malfunction.
- Find the right part
- Make sure you found the exact part for your garage door.
- The garage door parts may look the same for the unprofessional eye, but even 2 coil springs that may seem the same to you, may not fit the door. Make sure that you fit exactly the right part for your garage door. Using the wrong part will prevent the door from working properly, and can also be dangerous.
- Understand the garage door mechanism
- Make sure you perfectly understand the garage door mechanism and the way the door operate.
- Your overhead door include many moving parts, and some of them are under a lot of tension, which can easily lead to an injury, damage or both. Make sure that you fully understand the way the door and its parts operate, and do not do something that you are not sure about. A garage door repair is not the place for trial and error.
- Use the right tools
- Make sure that you have all the tolls which are needed to complete the repair
- The garage door repair may require certain tolls for the assignment, and trying to replace them with the wrong toll may be dangerous. Make sure that you have the needed tools for the repair, and do not attempt to replace a certain toll with an improvised solution.
Never ignore safety!!
We always put safety on the first place. Ant once we refused to perform a repair which violated the safety rules. After so many years in the garage door repair industry, we learned that no repair, money or time worth your health. So make sure you follow the safety guidelines, and make sure that you do not touch, remove, hit or use something that you are not sure in a hundred percent what you are doing.
It does not matter if it is an overhead garage door repairs near Rockland County, or a rolling shutter repair, always make sure that the people who use the door are aware to the fact that you are working on the door, and that it shouldn’t be used until it will fixed and safe for use again.
Always use common sense
There are different overhead doors, and even if you own the exact garage door that presented on the Video you watched, it does not mean that you door need to be repaired in the exact same way.
The doors may be the same, but the way your garage is built, the height of the ceiling, the size of the open and the operator brand may require special repair, that may not be identical to the one you saw on the tutorial. So again, do not touch something which you are not sure about, and never assume that something will be fixed by itself. All the garage door’s parts should work in harmony, to achieve a garage door which is useable, and safe.
Out of track repair Suffern 10901 New York
If your overhead door went out of its tracks, there is a reason that made it happen, and attempting to fix the malfunction by simple pushing the rollers back into the tracks is not a solution. If you door was hit by a car, if the steel cables snapped, the rollers brock, or if the tracks are bended or damaged, they should be fixed before the door can be used again.
If you 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.
Fix the malfunction, or replace the door?
Many of our customers wonder if the best decision will be to repair the door, or to replace it and install a new garage door installation. 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:
- Safety: When the door is not safe for use, and the repair will still leave you with a door which is not 100% safe, we will recommend you to replace the door.
- Cost: 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, Meta Garage Doors will repair the door, as long as it will not break safety rules of using a garage door which is not dangerous.
Emergency garage door repair Suffern New York
It is never a pleasant experience when a garage door get stuck. And it make no difference if it is a garage door service in Nanuet or garage door service near Pomona. And sometime it can happen at the worst timing for us. 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 us, since we offer same day garage door repair service, including emergency repair service in Rockland CountyNew York. If you cannot close your overhead door, if the steel 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 as every garage door serviced by Meta Garage Doors should be.
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