Garage door sticking in cold weather
October 28, 2009 7:22 AM Subscribe
So for the past couple of years when the weather starts cooling I've noticed that our garage door can sometimes become "stuck" when trying to open. This only occurs if the outside temperature is cold (below 40F).
posted by covert7 to Home & Garden (6 answers total)
What happens is I click the button to open the door and it starts to go up but after about 6 inches or so it stops for a few seconds and then goes back down. I might have to attempt to open it 2 or 3 times before it finally makes it all the way up.
Because this only happens during cooler weather I assume it's likely due to the metal tracks contracting. Is that a reasonable assumption or am I way off? Has anyone else experienced this before and if so how did you fix it?
Thanks for any help and input you can offer!