The Ultimate Guide to Garage Door DIY
A garage door DIY guide can save you both time and money.
You know your garage door is broken, but you’re not sure if it requires a professional to come out and fix it or if you can do it yourself.
Maybe it’s the garage door track. Maybe it’s the rollers or the springs. Maybe it’s the cable.
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 The Ultimate Guide to Garage Door DIY for you, so you can gauge the damage to your door and fix the problems yourself.
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 Diagram
Not sure what part of your garage door broke, or which part needs replacement?
No worries. Here in this garage door diagram, G&S Garage Doors can teach you about the garage door frame and the garage door moving parts which make up your garage door.
This includes parts such as:
- the tracks
- the hanger kit
- the bottom rail
- the rollers
- the pulley and cable
- and more!
Find out what will make your garage door get back up and running.
#2 Garage Door Springs Repair
Do your garage door springs need a repair or replacement? Not a problem.
Before you begin to fix your springs, however, there are a few things you should know.
First, always support your garage door before attempting to repair the springs–garage doors are very heavy, and can cause you significant harm.
Second, the springs are under significant pressure, so be careful when you’re unwinding them. This can take several hours.
Interested? Keep reading!
#3 How to Fix A Garage Door Cable
Fixing a garage door cable is not the most difficult repair you can make on your garage door, but it requires a little bit of planning.
Make sure you turn off the electric motor to the garage door before you begin, and then loosen the cable. After it is loosened you can see if the cable needs a repair or needs to be replaced.
For a step-by-step instruction on how to fix your garage door cable, read on!