There can be many different reasons for that, but rest assured, they are all quite explainable. Not to mention fixable. The real trick is figuring out which cause is implementing the problem. As we said before, it can be a plethora of things. It can even be more than one issue and that is truly a scary thought. It is like fixing one broken down part of your car only to find out three more things are wrong with it. Don’t worry, that is why Stanley Garage Door and Gate Repair is here to help! Of course, if you want to skip the article and just ask us, call (866) 496-1889 for a Stanley Garage Door and Gate Repair representative.
Starting At The Top/Bottom
Really, we are starting at the bottom of your garage door. The main cause of a garage door not closing, particularly all the way, is that something is simply in the way. We are aware that your vision is fine but look a little more closely around your garage door. Something as simple as a pebble or small rock can prevent your garage door from closing all the way. There is even a chance that such an object got stuck along the lower garage door tracks. It is just worth the look. You might even miss a bigger object if it blends in well enough.
Garage Door Safety Sensor Problems
Many newer garage doors and upgraded garage doors have safety sensors these days. The problem is that they can have errors. Either they are just too sensitive, or that are not aligned properly. That is one way they might be causing a problem. Another is something they detect in the way, even if it isn’t. Yes, that is the price of safety. Not all the time, but it does occasionally happen. So you can definitely try moving everything away from where your garage door comes down and that might solve the problem. Again, your garage door will likely not even start to close if this is the problem.
Broken Garage Door Springs
This might be the last reason you want for why your garage door is not closing. Broken garage door springs are dangerous. They counteract the weight of your garage door and make it so that it can be opened and closed easily. So if they break and you have a heavy garage door, it might not open, much less close. Did you know that the garage door with the least weight on the market still weighs eighty pounds? Yeah, that is a lot of weight falling from the ceiling.
Broken Garage Door Tracks
Yeah, this is definitely second worse possibility for why your garage door will not close. For starters, if your garage door tracks just outright break, it will likely fall before too long. It would not be wise to find yourself or your car/truck beneath it at that point, as it can cause serious property damage and injury, even death. If it is just cracked, well you have some time to get it fixed, but do not try to operate your garage door if this is the case. It probably won’t really move much anyway, unless it happens to fall down completely.