If a bend is severe enough, it can interfere with the operation of your garage door—possibly preventing it from opening or closing. Additionally, a garage door can be very dangerous once bent, the rigidity of the door is the only thing that holds the door in the opening. If your garage door is stuck in the open position causing a security risk for your vehicle and belongings, this type of scenario should be dealt with immediately.
If possible, use your garage door’s emergency release pull cord and try to gently close the door, just so you can secure the space. Never force the door or you may damage the components even further. It’s an inconvenience when your garage door can no longer open and close, especially if your vehicle is inside and you are unable to safely get it out. This situation is generally considered an emergency service and it usually requires a professional to help get your garage door opening and closing safely, again.