Garage Door Will Not Open

There are 3 main reasons why your garage door will not open:


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Broken Garage Door Opener

If your garage door opener sounds like it is running but the chain or belt is not moving, then your garage door opener has a broken gear. Chances are your opener is ten years or older and the gear has stripped. When this happens it doesn’t mean that you need a new garage door opener. The gear is the most common part that needs replacement and can be changed in less than one hour and is much cheaper then a new opener.


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Broken Garage Door Spring

If your garage door won’t open, chances are you have a broken spring. Although garage door springs are built to last for a while, they wear down and weaken over time. Garage door springs are responsible for lifting the garage door, when a spring breaks, it places more strain on your opening mechanism making it difficult to open and close safely.

A garage door spring can break without notice leaving your vehicle trapped in your garage. Upper Canada Garage Doors fully stocks many different garage door springs ensuring your garage door has the proper gauged spring installed to get your door operating smoothly.


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Broken Garage Door Cables

Due to corrosion and fraying, garage door cables will often break leaving your door ajar. If your door looks like this picture, one of the cables has snapped on your garage door.

Two cables lift your garage door from the bottom section, one on the left side and other on the right. When one of these cables breaks the door has no choice but to lift on the side that is not broken. Usually the door is only on a slight angle when this first happens and gets much worse when the homeowner tries to open the door.


Contact us to schedule your repair or learn more about our services and get back to your normal routine.