Lintels come in many different forms, made out of many different types of materials such as timber, bricks, steel, stone, and concrete. Despite the type, if the lintel is not sized properly, or becomes damaged over time, it can fail and create structural damage to your home. The biggest sign of lintel issues is if you start to notice a sagging garage door frame. The sag is caused by pressure placed on the lintel and, if not addressed properly, it could cause severe damage to your home.
Another telltale sign that a lintel is failing and that you may require overhead frame repair is cracking in the brick above your garage. Cracks indicate that movement has taken place within the structure and the structure is at high risk of collapsing. Cracks also make for an easy entrance for bugs to come into your home, as well as moisture that can cause deeper problems. If you notice any cracking or a sagging garage door frame in your structure, please reach out to Lintel Lift immediately so we can inspect and restore your home before more damage is done.