Most homeowners have an opener right outside their home that they touch to open and close the door. Whether they use this or the garage door opener in their car, it requires a battery in order to make it work. If the batteries are dead or dying, the door won't respond when you push the button. Since this is such an easy fix, we recommend starting here. Check the batteries and replace them if necessary.
The sensors are located on either side of your garage door. When you push the button, the sensors determine whether anything is in the way. If something is there, the garage won't move. The sensors are very sensitive. Even dust or debris on the sensors will cause them to stop working. Take a second to clean the sensors and make sure everything is good to go.
Listen to the motor. If it's giving off unusual sounds or failing to work, then the motor needs to be repaired or replaced. It would be wise to have us come out and check it for you. We can help diagnose the issue and determine how to repair it.
The springs help lift and lower the garage door. Over time, the spring may wear out. Check it out to determine whether it's broken or worn in any areas. If it breaks, then it won't be able to open or close the door. If one continues to try to use the garage door when it's broken, other parts will break, especially the motor and cables.
Speaking of the cables, they will stretch and wear out when they work too hard to help lift and lower the garage door. When we can catch issues with the springs early, we may be able to save the cables.
The power supply is another common culprit for garage doors failing to work. Check the power supply for any loose connections or frayed wires. If everything is in great condition, check the breaker and fuse. Flip the switch to get power back to your garage door. If this doesn't work and the power is still the issue, an electrician may need to be called in to help out.
The door is attached to wheels that move along a track when the door opens or closes. If the track is blocked, damaged, or bent, then the door won't be able to move. It could end up becoming misaligned. It would be wise to lubricate the track to find out if this will fix the situation. Otherwise, you may need to repair or replace the track to get it to work properly once again.
We can help diagnose the problem with your garage doors to ensure that they will be safe to use and ease access to your home.