Your garage door is a part of your home that you need to ensure is in working condition at
all times. If it is not working correctly, it can cause accidents and injuries and it can also pose
as a way for thieves to enter your garage and even your home. Sometimes it is difficult to
know whether or not there is an issue with your garage. Not all issues are visible to the
naked eye. Therefore it is important to check for signs and pay attention to the way your
garage door is working. This can help you to know whether there is an issue that may need
repairing. Here are a few signs your garage door might need to be repaired.
One of the first things you can look out for with your garage door is the springs. These
springs are connected to cables that help the door to be moved up and down. With constant
use, over time these springs can start to stretch and break.
If you notice that you have springs that have stretched or have snapped and broken, it is
important that you get in touch with a professional to have it repaired as soon as possible.
Your garage door could become unstable and pose as a danger risk if the springs are left in a
Grinding or squeaking noises
It is common to hear noises when your garage door is being opened or closed. However, if
you start to notice grinding or squeaking noises when it is being used, then there could be a
Grinding and squeaking noises could be due to your rollers being worn out or not having
enough lubrication on them.
Lubrication can be applied to the rollers yourself, or you can have a professional complete a
roller door service and apply lubrication as a part of the service. If you find that this does not
fix the grinding or squeaking noises, then you may need to have the rollers replaced.
Rattling and popping noises
Again, not all noises that you hear are normal and some need to be looked into. Rattling can
be caused by loose bolts or nuts. These can be resolved as a part of a roller door service.
If you hear popping noises coming from your garage door when it is being opened or closed,
then it is likely an issue with the torsion spring and it needing to be lubricated or adjusted.
Have you noticed that your garage door does not open and close in an even way? One side
moves quicker than the other. This could be caused by debris in the tracks which is
preventing a smooth movement.
The first thing to do is to vacuum and wipe out the tracks to see if the problem resolves
itself. If this doesn’t work, there may be an issue with the tracks not being installed correctly
or having moved out of place.
Damage to the door
Dents and damage to your roller door may not seem like a concern to you, especially if they
are not very noticeable. However, down the track, it is a good idea to have these dents
repaired as it can shorten the lifespan of your roller door. If it has to work harder to roll up
to close or to open up this can cause tension and addition strain on the motor and the
If you have noticed any of the above issues with your roller door, give the team at Purple
Patch doors a call. We can come out and assess your roller door and provide you with
details of any repairs that need to be completed. It is also a good idea to have regular
servicing on your roller door. Servicing your roller door at least once a year can help to keep
damage to a minimum and reduce the need for repairs.
For all your roller door repairs, servicing and installation – give the team a call today.