What is wrong with my garage door? This is one of the questions many homeowners in Plant City, Florida have been asking since the start of this year. If you are one of those people who don’t know what is wrong with their garage doors, then you have come to the right place.

In this article, we have highlighted the sensitive parts of a garage door and what could be wrong with them. Read on to learn more.

Garage door opener

A garage door opener is a specialized device whose main function is to automatically open and close a garage door. Most of these devices are controlled and monitored by switches mounted on the garage wall, a computer or Smartphone. There could be a problem with your opener if it fails to open and close garage doors. Before you go for a replacement or call a garage door expert, you need to check your door first. While the garage door is closed, pull the emergency release cord and slightly lift the garage door to confirm if it operates smoothly.

Safety sensors

The work of garage door sensors is to prevent the garage door from closing on pets, people and other objects passing through the doorway. These sensors communicate with the garage car opener. They may stop to work if something blocks their communication path. They may also stop to work if they malfunction or not configured properly.


Garage door hinges connect the sections of the garage door allowing it to bend when it is in motion. These parts require regular lubrication to run efficiently and can cause problems if cracked or broken. If the hinges are damaged as a result of wear and tear, the garage door may struggle or fail to open.


Garage doors also come with torsion springs and extension springs. These springs supply the amount of power needed to lift any extremely heavy garage door. There could be a problem with your garage door if the torsion or extension springs breaks or starts to make noise.

Get In Touch With Straight Up Garage Doors

Whether you’re having issues with your garage door opener, hinges, springs, tracks, rollers, bottom seal or safety sensors, feel free to contact us anytime. We will help you get your garage doors up and running again the same day.