You probably use your garage door frequently but don't really give it much thought. Like the other systems of your home, though, you need to be aware of the signs and symptoms it demonstrates to determine when you should have a professional inspect it. Doing so can help address any potential problems before they get worse and render your garage door unusable. Bluff Country Garage Doors encourages you to contact us immediately if you notice any of the following signs.


1.      Sluggish Response
Your garage door should respond to your pushing the open or close button within one to two seconds. It should also open and close in one smooth motion without delay or hesitation. Any observation of a slow response or operation that is not smooth should prompt you to contact a professional. There could be a malfunction in your garage door or the opener.

2.      Noisy Garage Door
If your garage door is older, it probably makes a great deal of noise. However, excessive straining, creaking and other noise could indicate that there is a problem with your opener, door springs or opener bracket. Only a professional will be able to determine the issue behind a noisy garage door.

3.      The Door Doesn't Respond at All
A garage door that doesn't respond to your commands to open and/or close it needs to be inspected immediately by a professional. The reason behind the inability to respond could be due to a malfunction in the door, a broken connection between the control panel and the door or another reason. Only a professional will be able to determine if the door can be repaired or if it must be replaced.

4.      Garage Door Sections are Sagging
You should perform a check on the garage door once a month. This includes manually operating the door after you disconnect it from its opener. During this check, leave the garage door open about midway. If it rises and/or falls on its own, there is likely to be a problem with the tension spring. This could also be a sign of another problem with your garage door. Only a professional with experience with garage doors can determine the problem safely.

5.      The Door is not on the Tracks
In order to safely and smoothly operate, the garage door must always operate on its tracks. If your garage door is not on its tracks, don't try to move it yourself. Instead, contact a professional like Bluff Country Garage Doors for repair or replacement.


At Bluff Country Garage Doors we work to provide you with the quickest and most efficient service we can. Our technicians are trained to complete your services so you are satisfied and happy with your garage door repair or replacement. Call us to get a free estimate on your garage door service, repair, or replacement at 612-226-4721. We serve the tri-state area.