Most of the time you’ll need to call a professional for garage door repair services, especially if it’s related to the extension or torsion springs. Below is a list of some common garage door issues that you can fix on your own.
- Check Old Springs
Look at the springs on the garage a few times a year and search for anything that is broken. You’ll notice if something is out of place if you’re checking the mechanisms on a regular basis.
2. Sagging Garage Door
Older garages, specifically older wooden doors can fall apart pretty quickly. When the door starts to sag, position square rods on the back of the door. Place the rods diagonally from the top to bottom corners as they can be tightened at a turnbuckle.
3. Replace Rollers
Make sure you repair your garage rollers! Check them twice a year as they need to replaced every seven years. If you notice the rollers are chipped or cracked, make sure to replace these immediately.
4. Fix the Weatherstripping
When the rubber weather seal strip on the bottom of the door is chipped or cracked, it needs to be replaced immediately. You can easily make this purchase at any hardware or improvement store.
5. Lubricate Any Moving Parts
Your garage door will function much easier if it’s greased up on occasion. Also it only takes about 10 minutes. Be sure to use white lithium grease on the chains and screws.
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