Your garage door isn't that useful to you if you can't open and close it easily. When your garage door doesn't operate correctly, the issue could lie with the remote control, wall switch, or the door itself.
Something Is Wrong With the Remote Control
When your garage door isn't opening and closing, the most likely culprit is the remote control or keypad you use to operate your garage door.
If you are using a remote control, you need to be close enough to your garage for your opener to work. Even a few feet could make a big difference in your ability to open your garage door. Before you start to worry that your garage door opener is no longer working, get a little closer.
If you are using a garage door opener or keypad, check and make sure the batteries in it are not dead. Just swap out the batteries with a new set and see if that fixes the issue.
If that doesn't work, the programming for your garage door opener or keypad may be off. You may need to have a garage door repair professional come out and reset the programming for you.
Something Is Wrong With the Wall Switch
Some garage doors have a wall switch that allows you to open and close your garage door from inside of your garage. If the wall switch isn't working right, there is more than likely an issue with the power flowing to the wall switch.
You are going to want to make sure the outlet for the wall switch isn't damaged at all. You are then going to want to check the circuit breaker to make sure the power is flowing properly to your wall switch. If you can't troubleshoot the problem, your garage door motor may have reached the end of its lifespan. A professional garage door repair contractor will be able to confirm if this is the case and install a new one for you.
Something Is Wrong With the Garage Door
The issue may not lie with the remote control or with the wall switch. If your garage door is damaged, it may not operate properly. The most likely culprit is the rolls, which need to move for your garage door to smoothly open and close, are damaged. The rollers on your garage door are a part that wears down and needs to be replaced from time to time. This is a repair you can do on your own, or you can hire a professional to fix the rollers for you.
If your garage door isn't opening correctly, and you can't find a simple solution to the issue, bring in a professional to help fix your garage door. A garage door professional will be able to take care of both mechanical and electrical issues related to the performance of your garage door.