Why Your Garage Door Is Opening On Its Own and How To Fix It

How To Stop Your Garage Door From Opening On Its Own

When your garage door is opening on its own, it’s called “phantom operation”.  This is a normal issue with automatic garage doors because of the stress placed on garage doors with frequent usage during the day.

When any part of a garage door fails, it can affect the entire door.  The complex mechanism of automatic garage doors makes a single failure on the mechanism to cause the whole garage door to not work at all.

Fortunately, the causes of garage door “ghosting”, opening on its own, are usually fairly simple that you can troubleshoot without calling for a professional unless you really don’t have the time to do it.  Here are scenarios that can tell you why your door is opening by itself and possible ways you can deal with them:

    Something is Blocking the Door

When a descending garage door hits an object, the motor detects the … Read More