Locked Garage rollup door

How to open Locked garage rollup door?

It is never a pleasant experience when your garage rollup door or is locked and you realize that you can’t open the door to the garage. And if your garage is detached from the house (no other access to the garage other than the overhead door), it is even more frustrating, since you have no access to the garage, since the garage rollup door is the only way to enter the garage. But there is no need to panic, with our emergency garage rollup door repairs, we can open your locked garage rollup door and fix the problem. There are two different ways to deal with a locked garage rollup door, the first is if the garage rollup door is attached to the house, and you have other ways to enter the garage beside the garage rollup 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 rollup door. In this post we will go over the possible reasons that can prevent garage rollup 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 rollup door that can’t be opened. But at the same time, we tried to include the most common causes to the malfunction, and got your garage rollup door open up again.

Garage door lock

Safety Warning!

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 unlock or repair your busted garage rollup door by doing it yourself, and it also can’t replace the opinion of a professional garage rollup door service-provider that will come and check the door and locate the problem. Farther in this post, we will go over few attempts to repair garage rollup doors by doing it yourself that didn’t end well, and luckily ended with no injuries.
Keep in mind that garage rollup doors are the largest moving object in the house and sometime in the business, and as such they 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 malfunction is something bigger, use a garage rollup door service-provider for the repair.

If the garage is part of to the house (Attached garage)

If you can’t open your garage rollup 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 rollup door, you may be able to locate the reason that stop your garage rollup door from opening. Starting from a malfunction with the garage operator, through a coil tension spring that snapped, to a snapped steel cable, if your garage rollup door is locked, and you can’t get it to open up, you might find few reasons and solutions in our article. You might be wondering why is it impossible for the operator to open the door when the garage operator is not busted, and we would like to explain. If you ever tried to use your garage rollup 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 is the coil tension 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 coil tension spring system. The garage operator is doing only 5% of lifting the door. So when the coil tension spring snap, the garage operator may not be able lift the door.
If your garage operator can’t lift the door, there may be nothing wrong with the operator, but one of the coil tension springs, or one of the garage rollup door cable snapped, which has the same effect on the door as if one of the coil tension springs broke. If your garage rollup door coil tension spring snapped, get in touch with a local garage rollup door service-provider to come and replace the coil tension spring for you. It can be a busted torsion coil tension spring, or extension coil tension spring, a qualified garage installer should have the ability to deal with both.

Rollup door lock

If the coil tension springs is busted

If the one or both coil tension springs snapped, the operator won’t be able to open the door, or you may notice that it can barely open the door. The cause is – as we explained earlier – that the operator 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 rollup door coil tension 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 rollup door vendor. In most cases when the coil tension 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 coil tension spring snapped, it is difficult for the operator (Or for you) to open the door. With our emergency garage rollup door service, we can open the door and repair it for you within 1-2 hours.

Steel cable snapped

The effect of snapped steel cable is the same as the effect that a busted coil tension spring has on the door. The door is out of balance, and the side where the coil tension spring broke lose the power, and will not be able to lift the door. Just like with the busted coil tension spring case, call a garage rollup door vendor who will come, open the door and fix it so you will be able to get back to use a perfectly operating garage door again.

Garage motor malfunction

If your garage rollup door operator is stuck, and you can’t access the garage, you can always disengage the garage operator and use the door manually until a garage rollup door service-provider will come and fix the motor or install a new unit. But please read the following line carefully! And this is an important one that goes for every busted garage rollup door, or jammed rolling gate: you should never try and disengage the garage operator if the problem is with the door itself! If one of the coil tension springs broke for example, and you will disengage the garage operator, you may find yourself locked inside the garage. In the following video you can learn how to disengage garage operator 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 operator, and nothing is wrong with the door. If you are not sure ask a local garage rollup door specialist. There are many overhead doors videos, that can help you understand the garage rollup doors better, but the Videos are about specific garage rollup doors, and those are the doors that presented in the Videos, and it may not work for your garage rollup door.

The garage rollup door lock is busted

Many garage owners assume that when their garage rollup door 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 rollup door expert. Not every residential locksmith can open a garage rollup door. And garage rollup door service-providers are also garage rollup door locksmiths, and can perform any type of garage rollup door service, including breaking into a locked garage rollup door, and even install garage rollup door lock. If your garage rollup door lock is busted, you can’t find the key, or any other problem, you can always call garage rollup door service-provider in Westchester County for repairs.
It also depend which type of locking system you are using, if at all. We had calls from customers who complained that they can’t open their garage rollup 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 rollup door isn’t opening.

If the garage is not part of to the house (Detached garage)

If your garage rollup door (and it can be private home garage rollup door, or commercial overhead door Rockland County), is detached from the house, it mean that you don’t have access to the mechanism of the garage rollup door, and there is a need to unlock the door to the garage, or find alternate ways to open the door before we can tell what the malfunction is, and to fix it. When there is no access to the garage, the repair and unlocking the door can get little more complicated, but it is not something that every garage door expert won’t be able to deal with.

Garage rollup door operator stopped working

One of the malfunctions that can lead to a locked garage rollup door is a garage rollup door operator 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 motor-driven detached garage rollup door is for that exact reason: When the garage rollup door operator 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 operator with a cable, and when the garage operator stop working, or if there is no electricity in the garage, you can release the operator and disengage it from the motor by simply pulling the emergency release form the door, and use the door manually. Many times the owner can’t find the key to the garage
If you own a detached garage rollup door, but there is no emergency release installed, you will have to use garage rollup door expert for the job. There are many methods to break into a garage, and they require knowledge and tools that only garage rollup door service-provider has. If there is no emergency release installed on your door, do not wait until the garage rollup door get locked with no option to open it form outside. Call garage rollup door Company to install it for you ASAP.

Broken garage spring

What stop the door from opening?

There are other possible reasons that can prevent garage rollup door from opening. From overhead doors that went out of the tracks, to a damaged pulley, facing a garage rollup door that cannot be open can be frustrating. But luckily for you, All Westchester Garage Doorscan open any locked garage rollup door, detached or attached, commercial and residential glass, steel or wood, roll up door repair, or overhead door repairs. You just need to call us, and we will be there today.
We offer emergency garage rollup door service and, 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 rollup door repairs near Tarrytown, or even garage rollup door repairs in Westchester County. When someone need us, whether it is overhead door repair, or rolling garage gate service, we will be there.

The cable or the coil tension spring snapped

When the garage coil tension spring snap, or the cable broke (which has the same effect), or if the garage operator cannot lift open the door. You may hear the operator 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 operator. Even you will be able to open your garage rollup door, you will have to use a garage rollup door installer to replace the busted coil tension spring for you, so avoid the attempts to force the door to open, and call us right now. We have 24-7 emergency garage rollup door repairs near New York, and we can solve any garage rollup door issue on the spot.
If there is a busted, missing or lose part, the garage rollup door shouldn’t be used. And if you will use a busted door, you will put yourself in danger, and you may find yourself facing a locked garage rollup 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 issue is, we can fix it and most likely we can fix it today, it can be industrial garage rollup door repair, or private home garage door repair Eastchester, we will fix it today.

Emergency garage gate repairs

We know that no one like to face a busted, stuck or even locked garage rollup doo. It can happen when your vehicle 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 rollup door solution, they want to be able to get their vehicle out of the garage. To help you with that, we offer emergency garage rollup door services in Westchester New York. It can be new lock installation, or garage rollup door operator repair, we will always be there to help. All you need to do is to call us, and one of the specialists of All Westchester garage doors will be on his way to assist you and get the door open and operable again.