Open Locked Garage Door
There are two different ways to deal with a locked garage door, the first is if the garage door is attached to the house, and you have other ways to enter the garage beside the garage door itself, and the second is when the garage is detached from the house, and when there is no way to access into the garage except for the garage door. In this post we will go over the possible reasons that can prevent garage door from opening when you need it to, and the ways to deal with the problems. We are based in Westchester County, but the information we provide here can be used for many overhead doors, whether it is a broken garage door in Scarsdale, or garage door in Rockland County.
It is important to make it clear that the information we will provide here is just general solutions, and it is not a recommendation to try and repair the problem by doing it yourself, and it also can’t replace the opinion of a professional garage door technician that will come and check the door and locate the problem. Farther in this post, we will go over few attempts to repair garage doors by doing it yourself that didn’t end well.
Locked garage door when the door attached to the house
If you can’t open your garage door, and your garage is attached to the house, which mean that you can access the garage from a different door other than the garage door, you may be able to locate the reason why the garage door is not opening. There many reasons that can prevent the door from opening, starting from a problem with the garage opener, through a spring that snapped, to a snapped cable. You may be wondering why is it impossible for the opener to open the door when the garage opener is not broken, and we would like to explain. If you ever tried to use your garage door manually, you probably noticed how easy it is to open and close the door, even if the door is very heavy. The reason why it is so easy to open even the heavy overhead doors in Westchester is the spring system. What make most of the lifting, and what balance the overhead door, and stop the door from crushing to the ground is the spring system. The opener is only in charge of like 5% of the lifting. So when the spring break, the opener may not be able lift the door.
If your garage opener can’t lift the door, there may be nothing wrong with the opener, but one of the springs, or one of the garage door cable snapped, which has the same effect on the door as if one of the springs broke.
One (Or both) springs snapped
If the one or both springs snapped, the opener won’t be able to open the door, or you may notice that it can barely open the door. The reason is – as we explained earlier – that the opener never lift the door by itself, but just give the door that little push or pull that help it open. If one of the garage door spring broke, you will have to replace it before you will be able to use the door again. In some cases it will be difficult to open the door, and if the door is open, it will not stay open by itself since the spring that supposed to hold it broke. To fix the problem, use a qualified garage door technician in Westchester County to come and replace the broken spring for you. It can be extension springs, or torsion spring, replace them before you try and use the door again.
The garage door cable snapped
The effect of broken cable is the same as the effect that a broken spring has on the door. The door is out of balance, and the side where the spring broke lose the power, and will not be able to lift the door. Just like with the broken spring case, call local garage Door Company in Westchester County to come and replace the cable for you.
The garage opener is not working
If your garage door opener stopped working, and you can’t access the garage, you can always disengage the garage opener and use the door manually until a garage door technician will come and fix or install a new unit. BUT, and this is an important one, you should not disengage the garage opener if the problem is with the door itself! If one of the springs broke for example, and you will disengage the garage opener, you may find yourself locked inside the garage. In this Video you can learn how to disengage garage opener form the door, but keep in mind that it can be dangerous, and should be done only when you are sure that the problem is with the opener, and nothing is wrong with the door. If you are not sure, call garage door company in WestchesterCounty to come and fix the door for you first, and do not touch anything till they arrive.
The garage door lock is broken
Many people assume that when their garage door broke, they need to call a locksmith to fix the door. But what they don’t know is that they better call a garage door expert. Not every locksmith can open a garage door. And garage door technicians are also garage door locksmith, and can perform any type of garage door service, including breaking into a locked garage door, and even install garage door lock. If your garage door lock is broken, you can’t find the key, or any other problem, you can always call garage door technician in Westchester County for repairs.
It also depend which type of locking system you are using, if at all. We had calls from people who complained that they can’t open their garage door, and when we arrived, we found that they forgot they locked the door, or accidently locked the door, and were wondering how come they suddenly the garage door isn’t opening.
Locked garage door when the garage is detached from the house
When the garage is detached from the house, we don’t have access to the mechanism of the garage door, and we need to first break into the garage, or find alternate ways to open the door before we can tell what the problem is.
Garage door opener stopped working
One of the common problems is a garage door opener that stopped working. If your garage is detached from the house, you should have emergency release installed. The reason we install emergency release on every automated detached garage door is for that exact reason: When the garage door opener stop working, and we need to get into the garage. The emergency release is installed on the upper part of the door, and it is connected to the opener with a cable, and when the garage opener stop working, or if there is no electricity in the garage, you can release the opener and disengage it from the motor by simply pulling the emergency release form the door, and use the door manually.
If you own a detached garage door, but there is no emergency release installed, you will have to use garage door expert for the job. There are many methods to break into a garage, and they require knowledge and tools that only garage door technician has.
Other reasons that prevent the door from opening
There are other possible reasons that can prevent garage door from opening. From out of tracks garage door, to a broken pulley, facing a garage door that cannot be open can be frustrating. But luckily for you, we at J&C Garage Doors can open any locked garage door, detached or attached, commercial and residential glass, steel or wood. You just need to call us, and we will be there today. We offer emergency garage door service in Westchester County, and we can be there for you today. The important thing is not to try and do something unless you know what you are about to do. It can be broken garage door in Richmond County, or broken garage door repairs Rockland County New York, they can all be dangerous, and should be serviced by a qualified technician.
The cable or the spring broke
As we explained earlier in our post, when the spring snap, or the cable (which has the same effect) the opener cannot open the door. You may hear the opener trying to open the door, but the door just don’t open. In that case repeated attempts to open the door will not help, and they can actually just make the situation more complicated, since you can easily break the garage opener. Even you will be able to open the door, you will have to use a garage door technician to replace the broken spring for you, so avoid the attempts to force the door to open, and call us right now. We have 24-7 emergency garage door repairs in Westchester County New York, and we can solve any garage door issue on the spot.
If there is a broken part, the garage door shouldn’t be used. And if you will use a broken door, you will put yourself in danger, and you may find yourself facing a locked garage door that you can’t open. Address the problems on time, when they are still relatively easy to solve, before they will turn into major problems.
Emergency garage door repairs Westchester New York
We know that no one like to face a broken, stuck or even locked garage door. It can happen when your car is inside the garage, or when there is a snow storm outside. We get it that many times people need the service ASAP, and even if it just a temporary garage door repair, they want to be able to get their car out of the garage. To help you with that, we offer emergency garage door repairs in Westchester County, and we can come and help you open your locked garage door. Whether it is garage door repair Scarsdale NY, or garage door repairs White Pains New York, we will come and service your broken garage door today. There is no need to worry that you may have to wait long hours. With our service, someone can be at your location ASAP.
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