Jun 24, 2016

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How to do a Garage Door Repair

How to do a Garage Door Repair

Your car is the main occupant in the garage. A well-maintained garage is directly proportional to how much you love your car. Some do keep kid’s outdoor games, tools and few other items of their own choice. Few homes have an entrance to the house from a garage too. So for security purposes garage door malfunction needs immediate fix. Garage has the heaviest door in your home and needs constant maintenance activities.

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A repair in a garage door would hinder your routine. You might not be able to open the door to get your car out. The main parts of a garage door are the door section made of wood or steel, and the components used for the opening mechanism. So any problems faced, we have to check just these two parts.

Few of the common garage door repairs are as below:

  • swing up garage doorGarage Door out of alignment: Doors can be of two types either it swing up as one piece or it rolls up in section. In both the cases the door glides on the tracks fixed on the garage wall. The spring connected to the door and this track ensures proper opening and closing mechanism. Any misalignment at any connecting part causes a door to get stuck. So the door can be aligned back correctly or parts can be replaced if required.
  • Garage Door squeaks: The door needs lubricants to be sprayed on. There are specific lubricants depending on your door material to completely avoid the squeaky noise.
  • Spring repair: The spring controls the open and close functionality. In swing up and roll up garage doors the springs are placed at different positions. So we need to understand the logic behind its function.
  • Problem with door hinges or rollers: The screws in door hinges might get loosened or damaged in a course of time. This can be easily fixed or replaced. The rollers might get dirt accumulated. This should be serviced biannually at least or whenever required. These parts are not expensive and can be easily fixed. It does not require an experienced handyman too.
  • Garage Door Maintenance: Sometimes door would look perfectly fine but it might get stuck. In such case it’s a tough job to decipher what went wrong. The required action would be simple like greasing of tracks or spring or hinges. Every part in the garage door needs to be regularly cleaned and the joints greased or oiled for a perfect motion.
  • Weather damage: Due to cold or hot weather the joints in the garage door might get corrupted hindering its functions. So weather stripping is done at the top, bottom and sides of the garage door.
  • Automatic open/close malfunction: If a remote controlled garage door does not work as per the controls, the problem might be a simple fix. The first check should be at the remote. May be just a battery change would fix the problem. Next check would be to ensure if the remote signal receivers are aligned correctly.

We can try to fix any problem faced in the garage door by ourselves first, instead of calling a handyman. This would save us from a huge expense.

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