Sometimes garage doors will become malfunction or break down which gives you unwanted headaches. The broken garage door should be replaced as fast as possible to avoid potential injuries and major damages.
Some garage door problems can be fixed on your own using handy tools and DIY techniques. You will have to check your garage door periodically to make sure that it will work smoothly and efficiently. But if you are not confident enough and don’t familiar with the structure of the garage doors, consult professional garage door services like, JT’s Overhead Door services to manage your malfunctioning garage door. There are few important points which should be checked if you have decided to fix your garage door on your own.
- Check if your garage door has aligned and perfect tracks
- There are no bents or dents on the tracks
- The mounting brackets that hold the tracks should be tightened securely to the wall or ceiling of the garage
- Garage door rollers are in a good working position
- Torsion springs are not damaged at all
- The cables which are installed to lift the weight of the garage door are in a good position and not frayed or cracked
- The garage door hinges are in a good working position and there are no cracks
If your garage door has any one of the problems mentioned above, it should be fixed as fast as possible. If you have enough mechanical skills and required tools which would be essential in treating the problems, then you can fix these problems. You will have to conduct this job with great caution because garage door springs are always under extreme tension which makes it challenging and risky to handle. If you are not confident about your abilities and not sure of what to do with the malfunctioning garage door, it would be best to hire an experienced garage door technician who will fix the issues of the garage door and ensure that the garage door will be functioning as safely as possible.
It is also important to be attentive to fix the problems of the garage door that can add excess pressure on the panels, which would result in warping. It mostly happens with the traditional wooden garage doors, since they need special maintenance services to be performed at their best.
You just need to replace and tighten the hinges which hold the garage door panels in place. In case, your garage door is showing signs of rotting or damages to the panels, it would be best to replace the damaged panels with the new ones. It is the cheapest and affordable solution than replacing the whole garage door in the worst scenario for your safety and for the best functionality of your garage door.
Even if your garage door is functioning properly, you still have to perform maintenance services few times each year. This project could be done by cleaning the tracks to remove, grease and dust, lubricating all the moving hardware including cables, drums, springs, hinges, garage door rollers, and side bearing to allow your garage door to move smoothly. Tightening the loose hardware including screws, nuts, and bolts would be a wise idea to protect your garage door in a long run.