Roll Up Gate Troubleshooting
Roll Up Gate Troubleshoot
Before we will start explaining about the roll up gates in Washington DC, and the ways to deal with the problems, we first like to make a clear safety warning, which apply to all roll up doors and gates in Washington DC: It doesn’t matter if it is a broken garage door in DC Washington DC, or a garage door repair in Maryland Washington DC, if your rolling gate in Washington DC is broken, out of its tracks, if it is stuck half way down, or if the electric operator doesn’t move the gate, the best thing for you to do will be to contact a roll up gate specialist in Washington DC to fix it for you. Do not try and force the gate to move, and for sure do not try to repeatedly use the operator to move the gate. Such attempts can result with bigger damage, and at the same time you may get hurt by a heavy commercial gate like some of the gates in Washington DC are.
Why my rolling gate in Washington DC is not moving?
There may be many possible reasons why a rolling gate or a roll up gate in Washington DC is not moving. We will list few of them bellow. Please keep on mind that this is only a partial list, since the reasons for a gate in Washington DC that doesn’t work properly are almost endless.
There is no electricity to the gate operator
Sometime the gate operator doesn’t receive electricity due to electric problem, and as we all know, a gate operator cannot work if it doesn’t receive electricity. If this is the case, you will need to contact an electricians in Washington DC to come and check the electricity connection to your rolling gate. Electricity problems for rolling gate in Washington DC can occur due to different reasons, and they are not uncommon. In the meantime, some roll up gates in Washington DC can be operated manually until the electrician will come and fix the issue.
My gate is stuck half way, and refuse to move
This is a common problem, which we are dealing with almost on a daily base when we repair stuck roll up gate in Washington DC. It is hard to explain what the specific reason is why your rolling gate in Washington DC is stuck half way, since we need to physically check the gate, and locate the problem. Using excessive force to make the gate work is not the right way to solve the problem, and if you will insist and try to force a roll up gate to move, you can easily break other parts, or the gate can crush and create damage to the property or even hurt you. The best thing for you to do will call a commercial gate specialist in Washington DC to come and fix the problem for you.
My gate is stuck half way, and refuse to move
This is a common problem, which we are dealing with almost on a daily base when we repair stuck roll up gate in Washington DC. It is hard to explain what the specific reason is why your rolling gate in Washington DC is stuck half way, since we need to physically check the gate, and locate the problem. Using excessive force to make the gate work is not the right way to solve the problem, and if you will insist and try to force a roll up gate to move, you can easily break other parts, or the gate can crush and create damage to the property or even hurt you. The best thing for you to do will call a roll up door specialist in Washington DC to come and fix the problem for you. Whether it is a Lft Master opener, or any type of gate operator in Washington DC, we can fix it.
My gate in Washington DC is out of its tracks
First we would like to make it clear that if your roll up door in Washington DC is out of its tracks, there is a reason why it happened. A roll up door which operate in a smooth and safe way, just like every gate in Washington DC should, is not supposed to go out of the tracks for no reason. If your roll up door in Washington DC did went off tracks, it may be due to many reasons, such as:
Someone forgot to remove the lock before trying to open the gate.
Someone left something bellow the gate when the gate was closing.
Someone hit the gate with a car or a track.
No one maintained the gate for a long time.
And many more reasons that change from one case to another, and that can lead your roll up gate in Washington DC out of its tracks. Repairing a rolling gate in Washington DC which went off tracks is not something that you should try and repair in Do It Yourself, even if it may seem simple to fix. Repairing a commercial roll gate in Washington DC which went out of its tracks can be a complicated and dangerous work, and sometime involve certain parts like new slats or new parts that you cannot find at a typical location like Home Depot.
American Roll Up Door Repair & Installation of DC offer same day repair for out of tracks roll up doors and rolling gates in DC Washington DC. We have technicians who specialize in all types of roll up gates in overhead doors repairs, and they can fix your broken roll up gate in Washington DC today.
The operator can barely open the gate
When it may seem to you that the gate operator cannot open the gate, you may assume that there is something wrong with the gate. But you should know that not every time that a rolling gate operator in Washington DC cannot lift the gate, it is necessarily indicate that there is something wrong with the gate operator itself. Many times the problem lay in the gate itself like a broken or weak spring, and it affects the way the gate operate. The exact reason can only be determined by inspecting the gate and the operator by a trained rolling gate technician.
Why it became difficult to open my gate manually?
After many years of using a roll gate in Washington DC manually, whether with a chain system or if it is a push-up gate, some of the gate’s parts like the spring become lose, break, or partly break. There are many parameters that can affect your gate and the way it operate, but the main reason will always remain in the answer to the question: How often did you maintain your roll up door in Washington? Greasing the gate, reinforce it, and making sure that there are no lose or broken parts every 6 months is what guarantee that your rolling gate in Washington DC will continue working for a long time.
How often a gate in Washington DC need to be maintained?
This is an important question, since there many different rolling gates in Washington DC. The answer to that question require to answer other questions about your roll up door in Washington DC such as:
How often do you use your rolling gate in Washington DC?
Does your roll up door is installed inside or outside?
When was the gate installed?
Is it a commercial or residential roll up door?
Is it a motorized gate, or a manual gate?
Is it a steel gate?
As you can see, there are many calculation that need to be made in order to determine how often a gate in Washington DC need to be maintained. But to give you a general answer to that question, we would say that we recommend to maintain a roll up gate in Washington DC every 6 months. But once again, every gate need to be maintained. Whether it is a rolling gate in District Of Columbia, an overhead door in Distric Of Columbia, or a roll down shutter in Washington, they all need to be greased and inspected every 6 months, to ensure that they will continue to work in a safe way in the future, and to make sure that you won’t have to contact a roll up gate specialist in Washington anytime soon.
If you would like to learn more, check our article about roll up door maintenance in Washington DC.
Should I repair my gate or should I replace it?
We can fix most roll up gates in District Of Columbia. A good roll up door in Washington DC, which was built from strong materials, and that was installed by a professional roll up door installer in Washington DC, should work for 30 years and even more. And repairing rolling gates in Washington DC is something we do every day, and we rarely recommend to replace the gate and install a new one. But sometime the condition of the gate in Washington DC is so severe that we will recommend to remove the gate and replace it with a new gate.
In general we will say that if we see a roll up door in Washington that repairing it is going to cost more or almost the same as completely replacing it, we will recommend a new gate. Or if fixing the gate mean that the gate will not be a hundred percent safe for use, we will not repair it, and we will recommend you to replace it with a new rolling gate.
We offer gate repair services in Washington DC, and new roll up gates installation services. So whatever need to be done in order to make your gate working again, we can do it. We repair and install commercial, industrial and residential rolling gates in Washington DC, and with our same day service, you won’t have to worry about long waiting, since we have the ability to make your gate working again today.
Why should I choose to install a rolling gate in Washington DC?
There is a reason why most store fronts in Washington DC are protected by a rolling gate. The rolling gates are a great solution for stores in Washington DC how need protection for their store, and at the same time they need a gate that will be easy to operate, and that will not take space during the busy working hours of stores in Washington DC. It doesn’t matter if it is a rolling gate for a warehouse in Washington DC, or a residential gate in Distric Of Columbia, the rolling gates are considered a great solution for stores in Washington DC.
As you can see in our roll up doors and gates gallery, there are many types of rolling gates in Washington DC, and each one should be able to locate the right gate for their store front. We supply and repair rolling gates in Washington DC, whether you are looking for a push up gate repair, or a new grill see-through gate installation, we are the answer to all your gating solutions in Washington DC.
Where can I buy parts for my rolling gate in Washington DC?
There are few garage door suppliers in Washington DC, and they can supply you with different parts for your roll up door like slats, bottom bar, gate operator, tracks and more. Unfortunately, we do not supply parts for rolling gates in Washington DC. We used to do that, but we have learned that sometime it is better to avoid that due to different reasons. We would like to give an example of someone who had a problem with a garage door is Maryland, and wanted to replace the spring by DIY, and almost ended in a hospital.
Few years ago, when we still used to sell parts for rolling gates and garage door parts in Washington DC, We got a call from someone who asked for torsion springs for a commercial roll up door. We asked what size of springs he need, and we supplied him with the requested springs. The next day we received a call from an angry man who said that the springs we sold him are damaged and that he want his money back. We asked him to relax, explained to him that we supplied him with the right springs, and told him that after 20 years of repairing rolling gates in Washington DC, we know which spring is needed. We told him that we are sending someone to help him install the new springs.
When our technician arrived, he asked him to show him what did he do, and the technician immediately recognized the mistake, which is often being made when an amateur try to install torsion springs. He had a low-headroom overhead door, and needed to install the springs in a different way. Luckily he didn’t got injured during the process, and the door did not damage. It took our technician, who repaired many rolling gates and overhead door in Washington DC 35 minutes to replace both springs, using the springs we supplied. And the door is working fine until today.
Emergency roll up door repair in Washington DC
With our same day roll up doors and rolling gates repairs in Washington DC, American Roll Up Door Repair & Installation can fix your broken door today. We know that there is never good time for a gate to break or to get stuck, so we offer 24-7 emergency gate repair in District Of Columbia, District Of Columbia, Maryland, Washington DC, Downtown DC and more. All you need to do is to give American Roll Up Door Repair & Installation a call, and someone will be there to fix your rolling gate in Washington DC today.
For rolling gate repairs in Washington DC, Call: 202-883-6059