If you’re like most of us, if the garage door isn’t working, your day is off to a bad start. You’ll want to get it fixed right away—but how? Most people don’t know how or who can help with this issue. That’s why we’ve put together this guide on garage door service and repair.
Top Garage Door Repair Services
- Garage door repair services
- Garage door opener repair
- Garage door spring repair
- Garage door panel repair (including panels, rollers and tracks)
Fix a broken garage door opener
The first step to fixing a broken garage door opener is to check the power supply. Look at the electric plug on your garage door, and make sure that it’s plugged into a working outlet. If you don’t see any light coming from your outlet when you flip on its switch, try another outlet or contact an electrician to fix this problem.
Next, check all of your safety sensors–the ones that detect if anything is in front of or behind your garage door as it opens and closes–to make sure they’re working properly by moving them with something like a broom handle or screwdriver handle until they activate their lights (or “beep,” if they are older models). If one has malfunctioned or been damaged somehow (say by being hit by another car), replace it with either another brand-new sensor ($20-$50) or one salvaged from an identical unit ($10-$25).
Replace a garage door spring
Replacing a garage door spring is not as difficult as it may sound. You will need to purchase new springs and a set of installation tools, but once you have these items in hand, the process should take less than an hour.
The first step is to remove the old spring from its brackets on both sides of your garage door. To do this, first use an Allen wrench or screwdriver to remove the nuts holding them in place (usually located near where they connect with their respective hinges). Next, detach one end of each bracket from its rail by loosening its bolt with either another Allen wrench or socket wrench depending on what type of bolt it has been installed with; then pull out both sides simultaneously so that they come free easily without putting too much stress on any part connected directly underneath them (e.g., cables). Finally–and this may require some muscle power–unscrew each bracket itself until all four pieces separate enough so that you can pull off whatever remains attached inside without damaging anything else nearby such as wiring harnesses etcetera…
Replace a garage door panel
Replacing a garage door panel is an easy process that can be done by anyone with basic DIY skills. To begin, you’ll want to gather the following materials:
- A replacement garage door panel
- A drill with a Phillips head bit (to remove existing screws) and an Allen wrench (for attaching new ones)
Install a new garage door
Installing a new garage door is an excellent way to improve the look of your home and increase its security. The process involves removing the old door, measuring for a new one and installing it.
The cost of installing a new garage door depends on what type of door you buy. The benefits include:
- Increased home value (especially if you live in an area where people are looking for garages)
- Improved energy efficiency with insulated panels made from aluminum or vinyl-coated steel mesh with foam backing for thermal protection against cold climates
A well-maintained garage door will last for many years.
A garage door is a large moving object. If it is not properly maintained, it can be dangerous. Garage doors need regular maintenance and lubrication to keep them running smoothly. They also need to be balanced, adjusted and properly aligned.
We hope you enjoyed this article and learned something new about garage door repair. We know that the information can be overwhelming, but don’t worry! If you ever have any questions or need help with your own project, we’re here for you.