How to Adjust a Garage Door to Close Completely
If you have been having problems with your garage door closing all the way, there may be a simple fix. Most garage doors have an adjustment screw that can be used to change the way the door closes.
The adjustment screw is located on the bottom of the garage door. It will be either a Phillips head or a slot head.
When you turn the adjustment screw, it can alter how much force is needed to open and close the door. This will make it easier to adjust the overall force of each door closing in your home.
If your garage door has more tension on one side than the other, it will not be able to fully close. Adjusting this screw will allow you to fix the problem.
If your garage door is hitting the ground before it is completely closed, you will need to adjust the screw in the opposite direction. This will loosen the tension on the garage door, and it will be able to close all the way.
It is important to note that adjusting this screw can also affect how the garage door opens and the speed at which it opens.
If you want to adjust how quickly the door raises, you should find another screw on the motorized section of the garage door opener. There should be a crank or a level that can be turned in order to change how fast the door opens. If this is not adjusted properly, the garage door could bounce up and down when trying to open.
If you are still having problems with your garage door, even after adjusting the screws, it must be serviced by a professional. Over time, the tracks can become bent or rusty. This will make it very difficult for any type of adjustment screw to work properly. When this happens, the garage door will be very difficult to open and close.