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Common Garage Door Repairs

Posted on April 22, 2020  in Garage Door

A garage door repair is not as common as a car repair. Like other mechanical equipment, they have the tendency to break down if not maintained properly.

Garage doors are dependable devices when it comes to performance and life span. However, extreme climate conditions may harmful to their ability to perform well. Let me discuss some common garage door issues that you can handle by yourself. It is strongly recommended that hire a certified expert like Atomic Garage Door Repair Tarpon to tackle the garage door for complex problems.

Fixing the garage door damaged tracks

If your garage door jumps or fluctuates during its operations then the issue could be with the garage door tracks which are responsible to move the garage door smoothly. Misaligned garage door tracks are the most common issue. Inspect the metal tracks thoroughly to find any sign of damages. You can use a wooden hammer to straighten the metal track.  

Misaligned garage door tracks 

If you did not find any dented metal tracks, there may be chances that they are not properly aligned which makes the garage door go off track. Well-aligned tracks are important to make the garage door functional.  You just simply lose the brackets and gently adjust the tracks into their positions. After adjusting the tracks completely, you should tighten up the screws to get back in shape.  

Reduce the squeaky noises

Aside from the routine clattering of the garage door, any other sounds should be fixed immediately. Squeaky sounds are common garage door problem that is heard while operating a garage door. It could be happened due to a lack of maintenance and lubrication. You should apply some lubrication spray like, WD-40 to the rollers and other moving parts. Let it soak in for 10 minutes and then open or close the garage door to test it.

Malfunctioned garage door opener

The garage door opener is used to control the operations of the garage door. The first thing to do is to determine whether it is getting enough power supply or not. Modern garage door openers come with backup power supply. Unplug the opener and then plug it again to make it work correctly. If it does not work, then the garage door opener may be damaged and need immediate replacement.

Check the garage door remote

It is the simplest repair among others. You just need to replace the batteries. If the issue still persists, then hire a professional garage door company near you.

They will be able to either repair or replace the garage door. There are some common problems that you can handle by yourself. As discussed earlier, it is strongly recommended that hire a professional to seek expert advice.