Uh oh! Did you crash into your garage door?

Look, we’ve all been there. You might have been distracted, perhaps the kids were misbehaving in the back seat or the radio was blaring too loud and before you know it… you’ve backed into your home’s garage door. It can happen to the best of us. But, now you’re wondering what you should do next.

Here, we’ve put together everything you need to know for when you’ve back into your garage door so you can get it working in no time.

Troubleshoot

If you’ve discovered your garage door has faced damages due to the accident, don’t worry – there’s still things you can do. Take a deep breath, get out of the car and assess the damage. 

First thing’s first is to inspect your garage door and test if any harm has been caused. It’s important to be very careful during this process and if you suspect there could be serious damages, it’s best to call WA Roller Doors first before you do any troubleshooting whatsoever. 

Damages can vary from indents, crooked placement, scuffs or technical issues. If your door appears to be in working condition with no indents, try rolling down and up your garage door very carefully (via the automatic button or manual roller). Assess the performance of the door and whether any faults can be spotted. If there are signs of damage, stop the roller door and call us immediately. Forcing the garage door to work when it’s broken can result in more issues. It’s best to play it safe and contact us if you see any signs of poor performance.

Why is my home garage not working?

There are many issues that can present themselves if your garage door has faced impact from your vehicle. 

Common issues can include:

  • Garage door is stuck open. Sometimes when you hit your garage door, it will fail to respond to your automatic or manual controls. This can be due to the garage door changing shape due to the impact or the door getting lodged. If this happens, call WA Roller Doors as soon as it happens. Leaving your garage door open is a security risk for your home and not an option for many households. Call our team as soon as you can and we’ll do our best to help you. 
  • Garage door has completely fallen off. If this has happened, call our team straight away. This will require professional assistance and could be potentially dangerous if you attempt to fix it yourself. 
  • Roller door is looking lopsided or “wonky” – then it’s best to call our team pronto. If your garage door is lopsided then it could have lost its positioning and could potentially fall down. Avoid causing more damage but calling in the professionals. 

 

If the roller door looks completely normal yet your automatic opener isn’t working, this could mean there has been damage to the roller door’s motor or the connection to the remote. This will require professional repairs.

Replacements & servicing

Depending on the amount of damage your roller door has brunted, will determine if your garage door needs a service, quick fix or complete replacement. This can only be determined once one of our team members inspects your garage door. If your garage door has only received a small indent, you might not need to replace the door. However, many people choose to do so in order to maintain the home’s aesthetics. 

If you’re in need of a replacement door or service, speak with our team. WA Roller Doors specialise in replacements, repairs and servicing as well as professional installation.

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