Types of Garage Door Repairs

June 28, 2021

No matter how careful you are with your garage door, like any other part of your home, eventually, it will need to be repaired. Parts will wear down and break, and the constant movement of the door going up and down is the ideal recipe for a door to need repair. Fortunately, there are several types of garage door repairs which mean that a door replacement can be delayed or completely avoided. Here are some examples of common repairs.

Weatherstripping Replacement

This routine garage door repair can be performed very easily. Replacing the weather seal in your garage door is fairly straightforward and necessary since this is what keeps them warm or cold air inside and the pests and dirt outside.

To do this, start by measuring the width of the seal. Once you have the new seal, remove the old one and secure the new one by putting in one screw or nail at a time. Keep an eye on the sloped edge and make sure it is always facing the outside of the garage door while the flat part faces the bottom of the door. It is easy to cut off any excess material.

Try out the garage door, opening and closing it several times to confirm that it is not catching and operates smoothly. Adjust as needed.

Replace Broken Cables

Cables used in garage doors come from individual wires tied together to end up with thicker strands that create the cable when assembled. They are used to pull the door up and must be able to hold the weight of the door.

Because they are used so frequently, they tend to fray until they eventually snap. Any time you look at your garage door, and it seems to be hanging at an odd angle, or any time it gets stuck halfway, you know that you need a cable replacement.

Before tackling this job, you need to be sure that you have the knowledge to do it correctly. Otherwise, you risk causing severe damage to the garage door and end up injuring yourself. It may be worth it for you to call a garage door technician to take care of this repair.

Replace Coiled Springs

These springs are used to enable the raising and lowering of the garage door. They are not a part of the door opener but a component of the door. Any time they break, it is possible for you to replace just that one piece. If this has happened before, you may consider upgrading your spring.

A clear sign that a spring needs replacing is when the door is difficult to raise or when it makes quite a bit of noise as it moves up. A spring that breaks sounds like a gunshot, which is a sound that you are not likely to ignore. Springs may also get twisted or overstretched.

It is not recommended that you try to replace a coil spring on your own. Doing it can be dangerous and result in damage to the door and injuries to you. You need a solid metal winding bar to remove a torsion spring and two solid metal winding bars to complete the installation.

The best thing you can do when you need a garage door repair is to call a professional.


 

 

Tags: , , ,

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Related Posts

February 4, 2023
How To Make a Claim if Bitten by a Dog

    Dog bites are more common than you can imagine. Being a dog owner, you are responsible for keeping other people safe from dogs. If a dog is well-trained, it is highly unlikely that it will attack a passerby, but it is not impossible. Usually, the dog owners have a clear idea about how […]

Read More
February 4, 2023
Why You Should Choose GadgetAny for your Crowdfunding campaign?

GadgetAny aims to make your creative ideas a reality as a trustworthy crowdfunding platform. The platform is designed to cater specifically to technological projects like ebikes, electric scooters, charging cables, air cleaners, and other such cool gadgets. It provides every creator with access to a large community of supporters. GadgetAny values your innovative ideas and […]

Read More
February 4, 2023
Are Clevo laptops worth the price they cost?

In our daily lives, laptops are a valuable and essential item. We are unable to perform any tasks that call for internet connectivity without a reliable laptop. There are numerous brands of laptops available on the market, as you will discover if you conduct a search. I'm writing about one of them right now. Clevo […]

Read More

LEGAL

Welcome to Urban Splatter, the blog about eccentric luxury real estate and celebrity houses for the inquisitive fans interested in lifestyle and design. Also find the latest architecture, construction, home improvement and travel posts.

SHOPPING

linkedin facebook pinterest youtube rss twitter instagram facebook-blank rss-blank linkedin-blank pinterest youtube twitter instagram