Signs Your Garage Door Needs Repair

18 Oct. 22

5 Warning Signs Your Garage Door Needs Repair

As one of the most frequently used assets in your home, your garage door is bound to experience the effects of every day wear and tear. As a homeowner, it is important not to overlook these effects which, when ignored, can lead to costly damages or even injury. To help you know when it may be time to call a professional, we’ve put together the top 5 warning signs your garage door needs repair.

Your Garage Door Sounds Like It’s Playing A Symphony

Squeaking, scraping, and rattling – oh my! If your garage door is making a lot of noise when operating, there is a definite need for maintenance and, in some cases, repair. Squeaking sounds indicate the door mechanisms need lubrication, rattling sounds mean some parts may be loose, and popping noises are a surefire sign of a torsion spring issue. You should also keep your ears open for grinding or banging. And when in doubt, call a pro to come check it out.

Things Are Getting Off Track

After a while, your garage door may become dislodged from the tracks or rollers. Or perhaps there is some debris preventing the door from operating effectively. This can lead to opening unevenly or even malfunctioning halfway through. If no debris is present, your garage door is definitely in need of repair. This garage door repair should be handled as soon as possible to avoid injuries.

Your Garage Door Is Sagging

In this case, sagging is not the result of gravity but likely due to a pulley falling out of alignment. If your garage door appears to be sagging, a professional can perform a manual balance test to determine what is going on. 

Slow Response 

Ideally, it shouldn’t take more than a few seconds to open or close the garage door once you press the opener. If you notice that your garage door takes any longer than that, it’s time for an inspection to determine the necessary repair. Remember that when your garage door is in operation, the movement should be smooth. Any delays or “jerks” should be attended to.

Just like our homes require regular inspection and repair, garage doors also require inspection and repairs whenever necessary. Through regular inspections and repairs, you can dodge any potential problems that cause extreme consequences, such as severe home injuries. Need assistance repairing or replacing your garage door? We can be reached at or 905-602-6550 (Mississauga) or 416-502-2212 (Toronto).