An automatic overhead garage door in Hoffman Estates IL will work perfectly and silently for most of its life, but there may be a time or two when you might have problems with it.
An automatic overhead garage door operates on two tracks that run from the garage floor at either side of the garage door opening, and these tracks run up the sides of the opening and then back to the back of the garage just below the ceiling.
An electric motor then pulls the door up and lowers it down based upon the commands it gets from the remote control device. The door itself bends accordion-style as it raises and lowers and has to bend at the front of the garage.
Sometimes the bolts that hold the hinges on the door come loose making the opposite sides of the door travel at different speeds. If one side gets ahead of the other, the door will hang up and stop. Just take a moment from time to time and tighten the nuts on the bolts with a socket wrench. This is something the homeowner can do as a prevention to disaster.
The motor can go bad and quit working, or the garage door repair Hoffman Estates in the back of the door can wear out and need replacing. The screws that hold the tracks onto the garage walls can come loose and one side or the other of the door can seize and hang up, sometimes causing the door to cease working.
Whatever the reason, if your garage door suddenly stops, simply call the repair shop of the nearest garage door company in Hoffman Estates IL, and they will be glad to come to your home and assess the situation. Chances are, they will isolate the problem fairly quickly and they will be able to repair any defects so your garage door will once again your best friend in the inclement weather no matter what season it is.