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Garage Door Lockout Stamford CT

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Overhead Door Lockout Stamford CT

Garage door lock out is something that can happen due to several reasons, and Stamford Garage Doors and gates can repair all of them. We can open any locked garage door, whether it is a garage motor that suddenly stopped working, or if you lost the key to the garage door. The idea is to open the door without creating any damage, and to repair the problem together with safety measures that will prevent the door from getting locked again.
Sometime the problem happen sue to a problem with the garage door mechanism. In that case we will repair the garage door mechanism, and allow you to get back to using a perfectly operating garage door. Facing an overhead door that can’t be opened, and it doesn’t matter if it is broken overhead garage door in Stamford CT, or a broken overhead garage door in Greenwich, we can repair it.  You will probably agree with us, that it is never a good thing when your overhead door is locked 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 overhead door is the only way to enter the garage. But there is no need to worry, with our emergency overhead door repairs in Stamford, we can open your locked overhead door and fix the problem. There are two different ways to deal with a locked overhead door, the first is if the overhead door is attached to the house, and you have other ways to enter the garage beside the overhead 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 overhead door. In this post we will go over the possible reasons that can prevent overhead 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 overhead door in Stamford 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 overhead door in Stamford stuck.

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If the garage door is broken, be extra careful!
You may own overhead door in Stamford, or overhead door in La Puente Ca, a broken garage door can be dangerous. 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 overhead door by doing it yourself, and it also can’t replace the opinion of a professional overhead 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 overhead doors by doing it yourself that didn’t end well, and luckily ended with no injuries.
Keep in mind that overhead 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 overhead garage door technician in Stamford CT for the repair.

Attached garage

If you can’t open your overhead door in Stamford, and your garage is attached to the house, which mean that you can access the garage from a different door other than the overhead door, you may be able to locate the reason that stop your overhead door in Stamford from opening. Starting from a problem with the garage motor, through a spring that snapped, to a snapped cable, if your overhead door in Stamford is locked, you may find few reasons and solutions in our post. You may be wondering why is it impossible for the motor to open the door when the garage motor is not broken, and we would like to explain. If you ever tried to use your overhead 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 Stamford CT 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 small amount of lifting the door. So when the spring break, the garage motor may not be able lift the door.
If your garage opener can’t lift the door, there may be nothing wrong with the motor, but one of the springs, or one of the overhead door cable snapped, which has the same effect on the door as if one of the springs broke. If the spring of the overhead door you own snapped, contact local overhead door company in Stamford 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.

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The garage coil spring snapped

If the one or both springs snapped, the motor 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 motor never lift the door by itself, but just give the door that little push or pull that help it open. If one of the overhead door spring broke, you will have to replace it before you will be able to use the door again, and you better use the serviced of garage door expert in Stamford. 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 motor (Or for you) to open the door. With our emergency overhead door service in Stamford, 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 overhead door repairman in Stamford, or a local overhead door repairman in Stamford to come and repair the door for you. We carry parts for every overhead door in Stamford, and with our same day service, we will probably get your garage door open, up and running by the end of the day. We located in Stamford CT, but it is not rare for us to repair garage doors like locked garage door in Westchester County, or locked garage door repairs New Rochelle.

The garage motor is not working

If your overhead door motor stopped working, and you can’t access the garage, you can always disengage the garage motor and use the door manually until overhead door technician will come and fix or install a new unit. But be before you disengage the garage motor from the door, you must understand what you are about to do! And this is an important one that goes for every broken overhead door, whether in Stamford, or broken garage door in Greenwich you should not disengage the garage motor if the problem is with the door itself! If one of the springs broke for example, and you will disengage the garage motor, you may find yourself locked inside the garage. If you are not sure ask a local overhead door specialist. There are many overhead door Videos, that can help you understand the overhead doors better, but the garage door DIY Videos are about specific overhead doors, and those are the doors that presented in the Videos, and it may not work for your overhead door in Stamford.
If the spring broke, and you will disengage the door from the opener, the door may fall, crush, and lock you inside or outside the garage. We had cases when people disengaged the door from the door, following what they saw on a DIY garage door tutorial, and ended with a bigger damage, and even locked themselves inside the garage. In that case they needed emergency garage door repairs in Stamford.

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The overhead door lock is broken

Many people assume that when their overhead door in Stamford 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 an overhead door expert. Not every locksmith can open an overhead door. And overhead door technicians are also overhead door locksmith technician, and can perform any type of overhead door service, including breaking into a locked overhead door, and even install overhead door lock. If your overhead door lock is broken, you can’t find the key, or any other problem, you can always call overhead 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 Stamford  who complained that they can’t open their overhead 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 overhead door isn’t opening.
Whether it is a broken garage door spring, out of track garage door, or garage door lockout, we can help. We specialize in commercial and residential garage door repairs, and garage door lockout in Stamford is something we are dealing with on a daily base.

If the garage is detached from the house

If your overhead garage door in Stamford, is detached from the house, it mean that you don’t have access to the mechanism of the overhead 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 overhead garage door technician won’t be able to deal with.

Overhead door motor stopped working

One of the problems that can lead to a locked overhead door is overhead door motor that stopped working. If your garage door in Stamford CT is detached from the house, you better hope that you have emergency release installed. The reason we install emergency release on every automated detached overhead door is for that exact reason: When the overhead door motor 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 motor with a cable, and when the garage motor stop working, or if there is no electricity in the garage, you can release the motor 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 overhead garage door in or near Stamford Connecticut, but there is no emergency release installed, you will have to use overhead door expert for the job. There are many methods to break into a garage, and they require knowledge and tools that only overhead door technician has. If there is no emergency release installed on your door, do not wait until the overhead door get locked with no option to open it form outside. Call overhead door Company in Stamford to install it for you ASAP.

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Other reasons that prevent the door from opening

There are other possible reasons that can prevent overhead door from opening. From out of tracks garage door repairs, to a broken pulley, facing an overhead door that cannot be open can be frustrating. But luckily for you, Stamford’s Overhead doors can open any locked overhead door, detached or attached, commercial and residential glass, steel or wood, or overhead door repairs. You just need to call us, and we will be there today.
We offer emergency overhead door service in Stamford, 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 repairs near Danbury, or roll up door repairs in NYC. When someone need us, whether it is overhead door repair, or locked roll up gate repairs, 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 motor 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 motor. Even you will be able to open your overhead door in Stamford, you will have to use overhead 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 have 24-7 emergency overhead door repairs near Stamford, and we can solve any overhead door issue on the spot.
If there is a broken, missing or lose part, the overhead 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 overhead 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 overhead door repair in Stamford, or broken garage door repairs Danbury CT, Stamford Garage Doors & Gates will fix it today.

Emergency overhead door repairs Stamford CT

We know that no one like to face a broken, stuck or even locked overhead door, it can be a locked garage door near Stamford, or locked garage door in Staten Island. 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 overhead door solution, they want to be able to get their car out of the garage. To help you with that, we offer emergency overhead door repairs in Stamford, and other cities in Connecticut. No matter what time, no matter what day, someone from Stamford Garage Doors will come to help you.
If your need garage opener repair in Danbury, garage door installation in Greenwich, or rolling gate repairs, we will be there for you. Garage doors and gates is what we do, and since we have a reputation to maintain, as you can read on our Yelp page, we will always perform a good job, and we will never leave a customer’s place before we make sure that he got the best garage door service in Stamford CT.

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