Locked Garage Door Rockland County
How to unlock Locked garage door?
It is never a good thing when your garage door in Rockland County or in New York is locked and you understand that you can’t open the door. And if your garage is detached from the house, it is even more frustrating, since you have no access to the garage, since the overhead door is the only way to enter the garage. But there is no need to worry, with our same day garage door repairs in Rockland County, we can open your locked garage door and fix the problem. There are two different ways to deal with a locked garage door, the first is if the overhead door is attached to the house, and you have other ways to enter the garage beside the overhead door itself, and the second is when the garage is detached from the house, and when there is no way to access into the garage except for the overhead door. In this post we will go over the possible reasons that can prevent garage door from opening when you need it to, and the ways to deal with the problems. The information we provide here is partial, and doesn’t include all the possible reason that lead to a locked garage door in Rockland County that can’t be opened. But at the same time, we tried to include the most common reasons that cause the problem, and got your garage door in Rockland County NY stuck.
It is important to make it clear that the information we will provide here is just general solutions, and it is not a recommendation to try and repair your jammed garage door by doing it yourself, and it also can’t replace the opinion of a professional garage door service-provider that will come and check the door and locate the problem. Farther in this post, we will go over few attempts to repair garage doors by doing it yourself that didn’t end well, and luckily ended with no injuries.
Keep in mind that garage doors can be dangerous, and misuse of the door can end with damage to the property, to the door itself, and even with injuries. If you are not sure, if you do not know what is wrong, or if you think that the problem is something bigger, use a garage door service-provider in New York for the repair.
If the door is attached to the house
If you can’t open your garage door, and your garage is attached to the house, which mean that you can access the garage from a different door other than the overhead door, you may be able to locate the reason that stop your garage door in Rockland County from opening. Starting from a problem with the garage electric motor, through a coil spring that snapped, to a snapped cable, if your garage door in Rockland County NY is locked, you may find few reasons and solutions in our post. You may be wondering why is it impossible for the electric motor to open the door when the garage electric motor is not jammed, and we would like to explain. If you ever tried to use your garage door manually, you probably noticed how easy it is to open and close the door, even if the door is very heavy. The reason why it is so easy to open even the heavy overhead doors in Rockland County New York is the coil spring system. What make most of the lifting, and what balance the overhead door, and stop the door from crushing to the ground is the coil spring system. The garage electric motor is doing only small amount of lifting the door. So when the coil spring break, the garage electric motor may not be able lift the door.
If your garage electric motor can’t lift the door, there may be nothing wrong with the electric motor, but one of the coil springs, or one of the overhead door cable snapped, which has the same effect on the door as if one of the coil springs broke. If your garage door coil spring broke, contact garage door service-provider in Rockland County to come and replace the coil spring for you. It can be a jammed torsion coil spring, or extension coil spring, a qualified service-provider should have the ability to deal with both.
One (Or both) coil springs broke
If the one or both coil springs snapped, the electric motor won’t be able to open the door, or you may notice that it can barely open the door. The reason is – as we explained earlier – that the electric motor never lift the door by itself, but just give the door that little push or pull that help it open. If one of the overhead door coil spring broke, you will have to replace it before you will be able to use the door again, and you better use the serviced of garage door company in Rockland County. In most cases when the coil spring snap, it happen when the door is down (Closed) since this is the point that there is the most tension on the door. But now that the coil spring snapped, it is difficult for the electric motor (Or for you) to open the door. With our emergency garage door service in Rockland County, we can open the door and repair it for you within hours.
The cable snapped
The effect of jammed cable is the same as the effect that a jammed coil spring has on the door. The door is out of balance, and the side where the coil spring broke lose the power, and will not be able to lift the door. Just like with the jammed coil spring case, get in touch with an overhead door repairman in Rockland County, or a local garage door service-provider in New York to come and repair the door for you.
The garage electric motor is not working
If your garage door electric motor stopped working, and you can’t access the garage, you can always disengage the garage electric motor and use the door manually until a garage door service-provider will come and fix or install a new unit. But be careful! And this is an important one that goes for every jammed garage door, whether in Rockland County, or jammed garage door service in Westchester County: you should not disengage the garage electric motor if the problem is with the door itself! If one of the coil springs broke for example, and you will disengage the garage electric motor, you may find yourself locked inside the garage. In the following video you can learn how to disengage garage electric motor form the door, but keep in mind that it can be dangerous, and should be done only when you are sure that the problem is with the electric motor, and nothing is wrong with the door. If you are not sure ask a local garage door specialist. There are many garage door Video tutorials, that can help you understand the overhead doors better, but the Videos are about specific garage doors, and those are the doors that presented in the Videos, and it may not work for your garage door in Rockland County.
The overhead door lock is jammed
Many people assume that when their garage door in Rockland County is locked, and cannot be opened, they need to call a locksmith to fix the door. But what they don’t know is that they better call a garage door expert. Not every locksmith can open a garage door. And garage door service-providers are also garage door locksmiths, and can perform any type of garage door service, including breaking into a locked garage door, and even install garage door lock. If your garage door lock is jammed, you can’t find the key, or any other problem, you can always call garage door service-provider in New York for repairs.
It also depend which type of locking system you are using, if at all. Meta Garage Doors had calls from clients in Rockland County who complained that they can’t open their garage door, and when we arrived, we found that they forgot they locked the door, or accidently locked the door, and were wondering how come they suddenly the overhead door isn’t opening.
If the garage is detached from the house
If your garage door, and it can be garage door in Rockland County, or garage door in Westchester NY, is detached from the house, it mean that you don’t have access to the mechanism of the overhead door, and there is a need to break into the garage, or find alternate ways to open the door before we can tell what the problem is, and to fix it. When there is no access to the garage, the repair can get little more complicated, but it is not something that every qualified garage door service-provider won’t be able to deal with.
Garage door electric motor not responding
One of the problems that can lead to a locked garage door is a garage door motor that stopped working. If your garage is detached from the house, you better hope that you have emergency release installed. The reason we install emergency release on every automated detached garage door is for that exact reason: When the overhead door electric motor stop working, and we need to get into the garage. The emergency release is installed on the upper part of the door, and it is connected to the electric motor with a cable, and when the garage electric motor stop working, or if there is no electricity in the garage, you can release the electric motor and disengage it from the motor by simply pulling the emergency release form the door, and use the door manually.
If you own a detached garage door, but there is no emergency release installed, you will have to use garage door expert for the job. There are many methods to break into a garage, and they require knowledge and tools that only garage door service-provider has. If there is no emergency release installed on your door, do not wait until the overhead door get locked with no option to open it form outside. Get in touch with garage Door contractor in Rockland County to install it for you ASAP.
Other reasons that prevent the door from opening
There are other possible reasons that can prevent garage door from opening. From overhead doors that went off tracks, to a jammed pulley, facing a garage door that cannot be open can be frustrating. But luckily for you, Meta Garage Doors can open any locked garage door, detached or attached, commercial and residential glass, steel or wood, roll up gate repair, or overhead door repairs. You just need to call us, and we will be there today.
We offer emergency garage door service in New York and in Rockland County, and we can be there for you today. But we know that sometime people need our service in many other places, so it is not rare for us to provide garage door repairs near Yonkers, or even garage door repairs in Danbury Ct. When someone need us, whether it is overhead door repair, or rollup garage gate repair, we will be there.
The cable or the coil spring snapped
When the garage coil spring snap, or the cable broke (which has the same effect), or if the garage electric motor cannot open the door. You may hear the electric motor trying to open the door, but the door just don’t open. In that case repeated attempts to open the door will not help, and they can actually just make the situation more complicated, since you can easily break the garage electric motor. Even you will be able to open your garage door in Rockland County, you will have to use a garage door tech to replace the jammed coil spring for you, so avoid the attempts to force the door to open, and call us right now. We have 24-7 emergency garage door repairs Rockland County and New York New York, and we can solve any garage door issue on the spot.
If there is a jammed, missing or lose part, the overhead door shouldn’t be used. And if you will use a jammed door, you will put yourself in danger, and you may find yourself facing a locked garage door that you can’t open. Address the problems on time, when they are still relatively easy to solve, before they will turn into major problems. Whatever the problem is, we can fix it, it can be commercial garage door repair in Rockland County, or jammed roll up gate, Meta Garage Doors will fix it today.
Same Day overhead door repairs Rockland County NY
We know that no one like to face a jammed, stuck or even locked garage door, whether in Rockland County, or locked garage door in New York. It can happen when your car is inside the garage, or when there is a snow storm outside. We get it that many times people need the service ASAP, and even if it just a temporary garage door solution, they want to be able to get their car out of the garage. To help you with that, we offer emergency garage door repairs in Rockland County, New York, New Jersey and many other cities in New York. It can be new lock installation, or garage door electric motor repair, Meta Garage Doors will always be there to help.
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