Locked Garage Door
My garage door is locked. What should I do?
Locked garage door is something that we are dealing almost on a daily base while servicing overhead doors in The Bronx. When the garage door can’t be open, and you understand that you can’t open the door. And if your garage is detached from the house, it is even more frustrating, since you have no access to the garage, since the garage door is the only way to enter the garage. But there is no need to panic, with our emergency garage door repairs in the Bronx, we can open your locked garage door and fix the problem. 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. The information we provide here is partial, and doesn’t include all the possible reason that lead to a locked garage door in NYC Bronx that can’t be opened. But at the same time, we tried to include the most common reasons that cause the problem, and got your garage door stuck.
Safety Warning for broken overhead door!
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 your broken garage door 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, and luckily ended with no injuries.
Keep in mind that garage doors can be dangerous, and misuse of the door can end with damage to the property, to the door itself, and even with injuries. If you are not sure, if you do not know what is wrong, or if you think that the problem is something bigger, use a garage door technician in the Bronx for the repair.
Locked Rolling Gate Troubleshoot
If your roll up gate is locked, or if you can’t open the roll up door, there isn’t much you can do beside using a local roll up gate expert to come and help you get the roll up gate to open, and at the same time will fix the problem which prevented the roll up gate from opening. Just like garage doors, roll up gates can be heavy and misuse of them can end with injuries. We, as a professional roll up company in the Bronx, have the ability to deal even with the heaviest commercial roll up gates in NYC, and we can get them to open and to be useable again. If you can’t open the gate, it can be due to many reasons: From forgetting to remove the lock, through a problem with the motor, to a gate that came off tracks. Whatever the problem is, BQE Garage Doors can repair it, since fixing broken rolling gates is what we do, and we can do it even today.
Locked attached overhead door
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 that stop your garage door in NY from opening. Starting from a problem with the garage opener, through a spring that snapped, to a snapped cable, if your garage door is locked, you may find few reasons and solutions in our post. 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 NY 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 garage operator is doing only 5% of lifting the door. So when the spring break, the garage door 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. If your garage door spring broke, contact local garage door repairman to come and replace the spring for you. It can be a broken torsion spring, or extension spring, a qualified technician should have the ability to deal with both.
One (Or both) springs broke
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, and you better use the service of garage door contractor in the Bronx. In most cases when the spring snap, it happen when the door is down (Closed) since this is the point that there is the most tension on the door. But now that the spring snapped, it is difficult for the opener (Or for you) to open the door. With our emergency garage door service, we can open the door and repair it for you within hours.
The 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, contact a garage door repairman in the Bronx, or a local garage door companyto come and repair the door 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 pay attention! And this is an important one that goes for every broken garage door, whether in Queens, or broken overhead door Brooklyn: 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. By watching online tutorials, 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 ask a local garage door specialist. There are many garage door Videos online, that can help you understand the garage doors better, but the Videos are about specific garage doors, and those are the doors that presented in the Videos, and it may not work for your overhead door.
Broken garage door lock
Many people assume that when their garage door in the Bronx is locked, and cannot be opened, 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 locksmiths and should be able to open any locked garage door, 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 customers in the Bronx 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.
Detached locked garage door
If your garage door, and it can be garage door in Bronx New York, or broken overhead door in Danbury CT, is detached from the house, it mean that you don’t have access to the mechanism of the garage door, and there is a need to break into the garage, or find alternate ways to open the door before we can tell what the problem is, and to fix it. When there is no access to the garage, the repair can get little more complicated, but it is not something that every qualified garage door expert won’t be able to deal with.
Garage door opener stopped working
One of the problems that can lead to a locked garage door is a garage door opener that stopped working. If your garage is detached from the house, you better hope that you 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. If there is no emergency release installed on your door, do not wait until the garage door completely lock with no option to open it form outside. Call garage Door Company in the Bronx to install it for you ASAP. It can be garage door in NYC, or garage door in Fairfax VA, installing the emergency release can save you a lot of time, money and frustration in the future.
Other reasons that prevent the door from opening
There are other possible reasons that can prevent garage door from opening. From overhead doors that went out of the tracks to a broken pulley, facing a garage door that cannot be open can be frustrating. But luckily for you, BQE Garage Doors can open any locked garage door, detached or attached, commercial and residential glass, steel or wood, roll down gate repair, or overhead door repairs. You just need to call us, and we will be there today.
We offer emergency garage door service in NYC, and we can be there for you today. But we know that sometime people need our service in many other places, so it is not rare for us to provide garage door repairs in Bronxville, or even garage door repairs in Yonkers. When someone need us, whether it is overhead door repair, or rolling gate repair, we will be there.
The cable or the spring broke
When the garage spring snap, or the cable broke (which has the same effect), or if the garage 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 your garage door in The Bronx, you will have to use a garage door expert to replace the broken spring for you, so avoid the attempts to force the door to open, and call us right now. We offer emergency garage door repairs near the Bronx, and we can solve any garage door issue on the spot.
If there is a broken, missing or lose 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. Whatever the problem is, we can fix it, it can be commercial garage door repair in NYC, or broken roll up door repairs in Scarsdale, we will fix it today.
Emergency garage door repairs Bronx NY
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 solution, they want to be able to get their car out of the garage. To help you with that, BQE Garage Doors offer emergency garage door repairs in the Bronx, Eastchester and many other cities in NY. It can be new lock installation, or garage door opener repair, we will always be there to help. We are committed to 100% satisfaction for every project we accept. It can a broken roll up gate in the Bronx, or garage door installation, when BQE Garage Doors accept a project, it will be performed by a trained a and qualified technicians, who won’t leave the place until the project will be completed.
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