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Denver Garage Door Repair

Your Garage Door Repair Experts

Your Denver Garage Door Repair Experts

Elite Garage Doors is a local family garage door repair company based in Aurora, CO and serving Denver and the surrounding area. We can install, repair, and tune up any make or model of garage door. We back our service with a two year warranty on all parts and labor. Our office hours are 7am to 10pm, but we’re available 24/7 for emergency and same day service.

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Your garage is useful when it’s working. You have a space to store things that don’t need to actually be in the climate-controlled parts of your home but you don’t want to be exposed to the elements. You can pull your car or truck in so you can enter and exit in privacy, security, and comfort, and you might even use the extra space for projects and exercise.

Still, there are times that your garage door doesn’t work, and depending on the circumstances, it might be an emergency. Keep reading to learn 11 common reasons you might need an emergency garage door repair.

1) Your sensitivity is not adjusted: Garage doors aren’t going to open if the sensitivity is either too high or too low, and this can happen in garages newly installed or older ones. If you need to reset the sensitivity, call an experienced professional. Elite Garage Doors can answer any questions you have in regards to your opener.

2) The springs got busted: If you hear them break, it might sound like a gunshot or a firecracker. Springs get rated for a set number of useful cycles, and they’re often the first component to fail. This is actually the primary reason that people call in garage door repair businesses or technicians. Never try opening a door with a broken spring.

3) Cables popped or snapped off: Sometimes when a spring breaks, the results include the garage door cable snapping. That might cause damage to a car or your home’s walls, and it might even hurt you badly if you’re in the way.

4) The remote control is malfunctioning: If your garage door doesn’t open when you try the remote, there are four possibilities. First, you are just out of range. Second, the motor antenna might have a signal blockage or damage, so make sure it’s hanging down under the motor. Third, if the door still opens from a wall switch, your remote might need a new battery. Fourth, if all else fails, reprogram the remote.

5) There’s a disruption to the operator power source: Someone in your home, or even a guest, might unplug the power source. Also make sure the cords were not chewed into by an animal, or cut or damaged in another way. You might even need to verify the outlet is in working order.

6) The photo-eye has a block: Most of the garage doors from the last generation have Sensors/Safety Eyes that detect people or objects that might block the door from going all the way to the floor or ground. It’s usually a half foot off the ground, with a pea-sized eye. It uses a laser the length of the garage. If that laser is interrupted, it cuts off the signal for raising or lowering the door. These can get blocked from dust and dirt, although leaks and rainstorms might also damage the photo-eye. The attached cord might also suffer damage.

7) The door is off-track: An off-track door doesn’t slide properly. Look for smooth rolling along metal tracking, and check tracking for obstacles, gaps, bumps, and bends. Also, listen to the progress of the door for friction and squeaks. Are there changes in speed or is it getting stuck in certain spots? Those might be misaligned sections of track.

8) Unseen obstacles: Anytime a garage door experiences contact with an obstacle, it automatically reverses itself. If you see your garage door close partly but then go back for no obvious reason, then you should check and clean the tracks to dislodge or wipe away debris, trash, dirt, or rocks in the way.

9) The door is locked: This might just be user error, but not if you’re the one that locked it. Someone might have done it by accident or thinking they knew what they were doing. What’s worst is when it’s locked and the lock is broken.

10) The ‘disconnect’ was switched: All garage door openers come with disconnect switches, cords, or knobs that let you manually work the door when you don’t have power. Make sure yours isn’t accidentally disconnecting the motor.

11) The limit setting might need adjusting: If the door does close, but immediately pops back open, then you might need the limit settings checked. It’s the mechanism that determines just how far the door must move in order to close properly. With off settings, the door might hit the ground even before the opener thinks that it should, meaning it assumes an obstacle is present and it starts an automatic backtrack to avoid damage. Consultation with your owner’s manual and trial or error might get this setting right.

Now that you know 11 common reasons you might need an emergency garage door repair, you can keep an eye out for them, lest you ever fall prey yourself. Depending on which one it is, you might have the tools, parts, and skills to deal with it yourself, or you might need to call in an emergency garage door repair service. Have a professional you trust in your smartphone contact list so you can get help quickly. The right technician can restore the security, functionality, and safety of your home while helping you resume your day that’s already gotten interrupted.

Having said all that, these are also things you can often check and verify on your own while your garage is still in a functional state. The right inspections and maintenance done on a regular basis can do wonders in preventing these situations from happening to you, so you can save yourself the stress, time, and money of emergency repairs later on. If you’re not comfortable doing such inspections yourself, paying a technician to do them is obviously an investment more than an expense.

For repairs, service, and tune ups in Denver and the surrounding area, call Elite Garage Doors at 720-408-5050.

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lamar redmondlamar redmond
08:58 09 Sep 22
Awesome. They were great! Got me fixed up quickly. The tech was super knowledgeable, helpful and professional. Really fair pricing too! Would definitely recommend them for 5 star service! Thanks guys... 😎read more
Annabel HancockAnnabel Hancock
15:39 31 Aug 22
The tech came out and said we needed to replace the door and gave me a quote. I took 2 extra quotes and chose Elite because their price was the lowest and their service was the fasted. I'm very happy... with my new more
Walter MaynardWalter Maynard
04:57 29 Aug 22
My daughter backed from the garage before the door was fully open and we weren't able to close the door. In fact, it looked like I would need a new door. The tech came same day and was able to repair... the issue. Great service from Eliteread more
Michele McDonaldMichele McDonald
11:30 28 Aug 22
The spring of the garage door had broken. I contacted the company and they repaired the spring and serviced the door quickly. I am really impressed with their professional and affordable garage door... repair service!read more
Silvia LangSilvia Lang
17:00 26 Aug 22
I called this morning to schedule a possible appointment. The lady that answered was very helpful and provided me an appt time-THE SAME DAY. The technician arrived on time and was super professional.... He thoroughly explained detail status of my garage door and answered my concerns. My experience with this company has been GREAT, and I will DEFINITELY use them in the more
Bill ConnerBill Conner
17:39 25 Aug 22
Excellent service! I was so grateful when I called Elite and they were able to get my garage door fixed the same day I called. The tech was very friendly and completed the job faster than I expected.... We were back up and running in no time. I highly recommend them!read more
02:16 19 Aug 22
Absolutely wonderful! Called at 7:26PM to schedule the next available appt for my broken garage, had it fixed by 8:15! Very friendly and knowledgeable! Definitely will be calling again if I have... another problem! Thank you so much!!read more
Gloria MayGloria May
18:09 11 Aug 22
I saw the van parked across the street so I approached the tech and asked him a question about my garage. He offered to come and take a look and noticed one of the rollers was off the track. He... popped it back in and didn't charge me for it. He also pointed a few items that need to be serviced so I will be in touch with him soon. Very impressed by how friendly he was and willing to help. Thank you Seanread more
Walter MorenoWalter Moreno
17:34 09 Aug 22
He was slightly more expensive than the others but he was able to show the same day so I chose Elite for the job. No regrets here. The service was great and the tech was awesome.
Mads JohansenMads Johansen
10:06 02 Aug 22
Rodrigo called when he was on the way and was very professional during his visit. He had all the necessary parts on his truck and completed the repair in a timely manner. I will definitely be calling... him in the future for my garage door more

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