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Garage doors are an essential part of our homes and businesses. They provide security, insulation, and convenience. However, like any other mechanical system, they can develop issues over time. Whether it’s a minor inconvenience or a major malfunction, garage door problems can disrupt your daily routine and compromise your property’s security. This article will guide you on how to troubleshoot common garage door issues, from simple fixes to identifying when it’s time to call in the professionals.

Before we delve into the troubleshooting guide, it’s important to note that some garage door repairs should be left to professionals. H&O Garage Doors is a trusted provider of top-notch commercial and residential garage door repair services. With over 15 years of experience, we are committed to delivering quality service and customer satisfaction. Our licensed, bonded, and insured team is ready to tackle any garage door issue, from new installations to expert repairs.

Common Garage Door Issues and How to Troubleshoot Them

  1. Garage Door Won’t Open or Close: This is one of the most common issues homeowners face. If your garage door won’t open or close, the first thing to check is the remote control. Replace the batteries and see if that solves the problem. If not, check the wall switch. If the door operates via the wall switch but not the remote, you may need to replace the remote. If the door doesn’t operate with either the remote or the wall switch, the problem might be with the power source or the motor.
  2. Garage Door Opens But Won’t Close: If your garage door opens correctly but won’t close, the issue might be with the safety sensors. These sensors are located at the bottom of the door tracks and prevent the door from closing if there’s an object in the way. Check to see if there’s anything blocking the sensors. If not, clean the lenses with a soft cloth and mild cleaner, as dust and dirt can interfere with the sensors.
  3. Garage Door Closes Then Immediately Opens: This issue is often due to the limit settings, which tell the garage door opener how far the door should move to close fully. If the settings are too high, the door will hit the ground before the opener thinks it should and assume it has hit an obstacle, causing it to reopen. Refer to your owner’s manual on how to adjust the limit settings.
  4. Noisy Garage Door: If your garage door is making a lot of noise, it could be due to loose hardware, worn rollers, or a need for lubrication. Tighten all nuts and bolts, replace any worn rollers, and lubricate the overhead springs with garage door lubricant.
  5. Garage Door Falls Too Quickly: If your garage door is falling too quickly, it could be due to broken cables or worn extension springs. This is a dangerous issue and should be addressed by a professional immediately.

These are just a few of the common issues you might encounter with your garage door. If you’re unable to resolve the problem or if it’s a more complex issue, it’s best to call in the professionals. Attempting to repair a garage door without the proper knowledge and tools can be dangerous.

At H&O Garage Doors, we offer a range of services including new garage door installations, garage door repair, extension spring replacement, torsion spring replacement, cable replacement, rollers replacement, pulleys replacement, tracks repair, electric openers installation, keypad installation, sensor replacement, remote replacement, safety inspections, and tune-ups.

Our commitment to safety, quality, and satisfaction sets us apart. We prioritize the safety of our customers and their loved ones by offering enhanced safety features in our automatic garage door installations. Our doors also act as a reliable security system, adding an extra layer of protection to your property.

Don’t just take our word for it. Our reputation is built on the trust our clients place in us. Here’s what some of our customers have to say:

"H&O did a great job replacing my 70-year-old garage door. The workers were efficient and even cleaned up the area. Highly recommend!" – Thomas B.

"Great company, same-day service, and professional installation. Will use again and again." – Monique J.

"H&O came quickly and fixed my garage door. Wonderful work and highly recommended." – David C.

For all your automatic garage door needs, trust H&O Garage Doors. Contact us at (516) 316-9880 for a free estimate. We’re here to solve your problems, improve your life, and set new standards in the industry.

Whether you’re in Long Island, Queens, Brooklyn, Bronx, or Florida, we’re ready to serve you. Our fast response time, affordable pricing, licensed and experienced professionals, 24/7 service availability, quality service guarantee, and customer satisfaction make us the best choice for all your garage door needs.

For more information about our services, visit our website at You can also reach us at the following numbers:

  • Long Island: (516) 316-9880
  • Queens: (718) 224-8808
  • Brooklyn: (917) 361-4816
  • Bronx: (718) 224-8807
  • Florida: (833) 464-2724

Address: 84-39 120th St, Queens, NY 11415

Remember, a well-maintained garage door is a safe and efficient garage door. Regular maintenance and timely repairs can extend the life of your garage door and prevent costly replacements. Don’t wait until it’s too late. Contact H&O Garage Doors today for all your garage door needs.

For more information about our services, please visit our services page. You can also learn more about us on our about page. If you have any questions, check out our FAQs or contact us directly. We’re here to help.