Fixing a Garage Door
Having a garage door problem can be both frustrating and nerve-wracking.
Perhaps your garage door opener is broken, or maybe it works only when it feels like it. Maybe there’s a large dent in your garage door from some neighborhood kid’s soccer ball. Or maybe the tracks your door runs are a squeaky, and it sounds terrible every time you open and close the door. What’s wrong with it doesn’t matter. You need to fix it. So how do you go about doing that? That’s why we here at G&S Garage Doors wrote this guide to fixing your garage door for you. So you can narrow down the problem, and go about fixing your garage door. Let’s get going!
Disclaimer: This information is provided merely for informational purposes, and is not intended to be understood as an official step-by-step guide, workbook, or approved safety manual of garage door repairs. Because of the danger inherent in garage door repair, all repairs should be performed by a professional. By continuing to read this article, individuals are agreeing that G&S Garage Doors is not to be held responsible for any repairs undertaken by any licensed or non-licensed individual following the information provided here.
#1 Garage Door Troubleshooting
So what’s wrong with my garage door anyway? You might not know the problem right away, but you definitely know something is wrong with it. Whether it be a chain issue, a track issue, a dent, hole, or garage door opener issue, we’ve got you covered. With this guide to garage door troubleshooting, you can figure out what’s wrong with your door and decide if this is a weekend do-it-yourself kind of project, or a difficult one where you’ll call in the experts. Take a look, examine the symptoms your door is showing, and get to work!
#2 How to Replace a Broken Garage Door Spring
Are you having trouble with your garage door spring? While it is not always a very difficult fix, there are a few things to be aware of if you try to replace your garage door spring yourself. First off, garage doors are heavy – an average garage door can weigh anywhere from 250-350 lbs., which means that garage door springs are under a lot of pressure. Before you begin to replace one, make sure you take precautions so you and those around you don’t get hurt. Measuring and unwinding the old springs can take some time, so make sure you have several hours to do it! Want to keep reading? Check out the full post here.
#3 Types of Garage Door Seals
The many types of garage door seals serve a variety of purposes. Garage door seals prevent water and debris from coming into your garage when your garage door is closed, and can even keep out bugs, leaves, and rain from entering your garage. The different types of garage door seals all serve the same purpose, but there are differences that you should be aware of. A threshold seal “raises” the bottom of the garage door in order to keep rainwater from coming underneath the door. A brush seal, however, does not prevent water from slipping past the door, but instead catches large pieces of debris, which is why it is used predominantly in commercial buildings. It is important that your garage door seal is properly installed and maintained, so that it continues to serve its purpose for many years. Read more about the different types of garage door seals here!
#4 Garage Door Maintenance Checklist
So you are being proactive, and trying to stop any problems with your garage door before they happen, but don’t know where to start? No problem! G&S Garage Doors has created a garage door maintenance checklist just for you – so now you can print it out and go check your garage door! This guide will teach you how to inspect the reverse mechanisms, the force setting, the rollers, and the balance of your garage door, in addition to letting you know when your door is due for its bi-yearly lubrication to make sure that it’s working well. Read the rest of our checklist here!