Garage Door Repair Tips Garage Door Repair Tips

You will need to become familiar with garage door repair to keep your door functioning properly.

Brackets

The brackets hold the tracks to the walls, which allow your garage door to move up and down. These brackets can become loose, and then you need to tighten the screws or bolts into the wall. If the brackets become dented, chipped or damaged, they need to be pounded out with a hammer or rubber mallet and replaced.

Tracks

Check the tracks to make sure that they are level and properly aligned. A horizontal track should slant down toward the back of the garage. Tracks are located on each side, and they must be the same height as the garage door walls. If you find that the tracks are not aligned, loosen them and tap them back into position. When the tracks are level, screw or bolt them back into place.

Rollers

Dirt and grease can build-up on the rollers of a garage door, and hinder the garage door from going up and down smoothly. Clean the rollers and lubricate them with spray and powder.

You will need to become familiar with garage door repair to keep your door functioning properly.

Brackets

The brackets hold the tracks to the walls, which allow your garage door to move up and down. These brackets can become loose, and then you need to tighten the screws or bolts into the wall. If the brackets become dented, chipped or damaged, they need to be pounded out with a hammer or rubber mallet and replaced.

Tracks

Check the tracks to make sure that they are level and properly aligned. A horizontal track should slant down toward the back of the garage. Tracks are located on each side, and they must be the same height as the garage door walls. If you find that the tracks are not aligned, loosen them and tap them back into position. When the tracks are level, screw or bolt them back into place.

Rollers

Dirt and grease can build-up on the rollers of a garage door, and hinder the garage door from going up and down smoothly. Clean the rollers and lubricate them with spray and powder.

Hinges

The hinges on garage doors can be damaged very easily. Any hinges that have become lose, cracked or off center, need to be replaced. If you see any cracks in the concrete of the foundation or walls near the hinges, they need to be filled.

Springs

To fix the tension on your garage door, pull the cable through the plate door and re-tie the end.

The hinges on garage doors can be damaged very easily. Any hinges that have become lose, cracked or off center, need to be replaced. If you see any cracks in the concrete of the foundation or walls near the hinges, they need to be filled.

Springs

To fix the tension on your garage door, pull the cable through the plate door and re-tie the end.

 

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