Though a garage door system isn't very complicated, but when your garage door stops opening when it should, there are several different possible causes. Making sure your garage door opener has power, that your remote is synced, and that any broken or damaged parts are fixed can resolve your problem with little trouble.
Remote Isn't Transmitting
There are a few reasons your remote might not be transmitting properly. The battery could be dead, or there could be so little power remaining that the transmission isn't strong enough to reach the receiver unless it is very close.
Your automatic garage door may start to have trouble that appears to come out of nowhere. While the system is basic, there are small things that can happen that cause your door to stop working. A small pebble can get kicked up and stuck in your track, causing your door to stop and reverse direction. Issues with the power supply can prevent your door from opening or closing. A bumped photo sensor can make it impossible for you to shut your door completely.
Do you have a garage door that is out of shape and in need of replacement? If so, you may be debating if you are ready to make this big household purchase. Here are some reasons to move forward with a home garage door replacement.
Improved Resale Value
It's possible that you can get a back some of the money spent on your garage door when you consider the potential resale value of it.
Garage doors can be quite fragile — they have to be. The actual panels need to be lightweight to be so that they can be easily opened and closed by such a relatively small motor. That is, it would be very impractical to have a thick wooden or steel garage panel on a residential property. You would need to have an unreasonably heavy duty, loud, and high voltage motor to open and close your garage doors.
If your tow truck accidentally backed into your garage's metal overhead door and the metal surface is dented, you will need to have the door repaired or replaced. Assess the damage, attempt to make repairs, or seek the guidance of a contractor who designs and installs doors.
Visually Inspect The Damage And Make Repairs
Before throwing in the towel and assuming that the door isn't able to be salvaged, visually inspect the metal surface.