Most homeowners love the challenge of accomplishing repairs on their own.
It’s a massive boost to one’s pride and life skills to be able to fix the bathroom toilet or maybe even independently unclogging the kitchen sink without needing any professional help.
Do-it-your-own repairs are simple challenges that anyone can try by searching for information and instructions on the internet regarding a particular problem in the household.
Moreover, DIY repairs not only help homeowners improve their life skills but also don’t come with a high price, unlike calling the next professional service, which could cost at a costly price.
However, not all DIY repairs are recommendable to do, and an example would be restoring a malfunctioning garage door.
One can try to do the simple tasks of cleaning, applying lubricant on the garage door’s rollers and tracks,
or even tightening the loose bolts of the garage door set up.
Repairing the garage door on your own can range from simple to complicated, depending on the pace and skills you have.
Before calling the professional garage door repair around Mississauga, Newmarket, Markham, and Toronto, you can always try to fix the garage door by yourself.
Below are some tips one must avoid and should not do when it comes to repairing a garage door by oneself and the next garage door repair service coming over.
Do not immediately dive into a solution
Inspect the garage door and what might be wrong with it.
Is the garage door stuck?
Can it sufficiently close and open?
Does the garage door’s sensor system respond immediately to its remote?
Are the garage rollers and tracks giving out scratchy and rough noises?
If any of the questions mentioned above sounds relatable to the current situation, don’t immediately dive into a solution.
Assess the matter.
Think if the situation requires some serious fixing from a professional garage door repair or a simple homeowner like you can get the job done in no time.
DIY repairs are not advisable when it comes to faulty garage doors
The need to get the situation fixed immediately can always be frustrating, and it could also lead to impulsive decisions such as repairing the matter on your own.
DIY repairs are handy and don’t cost a lot, since it only requires one’s patience, knowledge, and skills when it comes to using the right tools on a certain issue the garage door is facing.
Moreover, doing DIY repairs have more disadvantages, which can worsen the problem the garage door is facing and could also cause injuries when toggled accidentally.
Better safe than sorry.
Do not toggle with the garage door’s tracks and rollers
If the problem is within the garage door’s tracks and rollers, do not touch it with the improper tools or don’t touch it at all.
Dealing with the garage door’s tracks and rollers could cause major damage when fixing the parts with uncertainty.
The garage door’s track and roller are the backbones, and it makes up the functionality of the garage door’s open and close motions each time homeowners would pick up the lever.
However, homeowners could apply lubricant on the garage rollers to smoothen its movement on the garage tracks and lessen the screechy noises it makes as they move to open or close the garage door.
Furthermore, garage tracks tend to become misaligned.
This is because of the over usage of the garage door’s wear and tear cycle.
Homeowners can try to bend the garage track to its normal position, but it’s recommended to call a professional garage repair service to get the job done.
Do not attempt to try and fix the garage door at all
Prolonging one’s’ agony can only lead to even more complicated situations for the garage door.
Not doing anything to get the faulty garage door fixed as soon as possible only grows to become more frustrating each day.
Homeowners would instead ignore the situation and not make it a big deal.
Moreover, trying the small guides in trying to repair the garage door mentioned in this article could be a big help.
The best option for most homeowners would be calling the professional garage door repair for getting the job done faster and safer.
Garage Door Repairs tips, recommendations and frequently asked questions
Why does my garage door opener light bulb keep dying?
First, check for any shaking of the garage door during operation. Usually, excessive vibration can cause the filament in your opener's bulb to prematurely expire.
One garage spring broke. I have 2, should I replace both?
Garage door springs should ALWAYS be replaced as a set. The reason is once one spring breaks, the other one is probably not far behind, especially considering how springs weaken over time. Combining a new spring with an older one will likely cause an imbalance in your garage door's operation. If you own 2 separate garage doors and only one spring has broken, it's strongly recommended to replace the springs on each door if their springs are around the same age. Depending on your door's position, when a spring breaks it can cause serious injury as well as damage your opener.
Does my garage door require maintenance?
Yes. How often you will require garage door maintenance all depends on how much the door is being used. Generally, we perform the following to ensure your garage door is working properly and tuned up: We do a visual inspection of all the moving parts. We ensure the tracks; rollers and hinges are clean and lubricated properly. We make sure all nuts and bolts are tight and clean. We manually run the operator and door through a cycle to make sure it is running quietly and smoothly. Also, We check the door balance at various opening heights. If the garage door passes all these test, congratulations, you do not need a tune-up.
Can I use the old tracks for a new garage door?
Using old garage door tracks with a new garage door is quite dangerous. Surprisingly or not, many home and business owners try to reduce costs on a new garage door installation by reusing their old garage door track with new panels. While this might reduce the cost, the new door can get damaged faster than normal and derail.
How hard is it really to replace a garage door?
Installing a garage door isn't as simple as installing a regular door. More so, installing it incorrectly can be dangerous. You should call a professional garage door technician.
How long does it take to change a garage door?
if done properly, roughly 3 to 4 hours.