A story about some garage door noise.
Ah, Sunday mornings in the Carolinas! In Charlotte, we have beautiful mornings in the spring and summer, perfect for going outside and enjoying the great weather and the pollen! But the pollen is for another blog post. Now, it’s time to play basketball.
One of your kids goes out to play. You’re standing in your kitchen, helping your other child when you hear a loud, creaky noise. What in the…?
“What was that?” you call out.
“I don’t know,” your son calls back. “I think the garage door is making noises.”
“Oh. Okay then.”
Only, not okay then.
Garage doors have a lot going on. Noises do occur. But if the noise is different from the normal garage door noises you’re used to, it’s not “okay then.” If you hear a strange noise several times, it’s time to call a garage door specialist.
It could be the rail, it could be the springs, it could be the door, it could be any number of things. The mechanism could simply need some grease, or the whole door and opener could need to be replaced.
Sometimes it is just a weird noise. It’s nothing. But if you have ever seen a garage door drop suddenly, then you’ll know to never assume it’s nothing. Call an expert to come out and take a look at it.
Small issues get worse if you don’t deal with them. Maybe that weird noise is the first sign of a problem that will end up with the door refusing to close—or refusing to open, or something worse. Whatever it is, you’ll have to have someone come fix it sooner or later. Might as well be sooner, so you don’t have to deal with an uncooperative door.
And then your son can get back to his driveway basketball game in beautiful Charlotte, NC.