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Garage Door Repair Tips
Garage door openers need not be completely replaced if something is going wrong with your garage door. Your problem can be taken care of with a few garage door repairs.
Even without the help of professionals these small repairs can easily be done by the homeowner. Complicated repairs should not be done by just anybody, but it should only be given to professionals to handle these problems. The reasons who this is that it can cause injuries to someone who is not trained with these complicated repairs. If the problem is complicated, you might end up making the garage door problem worse.
Determining the real problem of the garage door is the first thing you should do. Is the door not responding to the opener? Is it only halfway that the door is closing or opening? The repair work for each of these cases is different.
Cleaning, lubricating, and tightening the tracks, springs, and loose parts of the system are the things you should do for the light garage door repair work. The power supply of the opener should be intact, so check this first. This is because if the power in not reaching the opener for some reason, the garage door will be stuck and you will not know what has caused it.
If you are planning to do some garage door repair, you have to make sure of what kind of door opener you are using. A standard extension garage door is easy to repair if you are able to determine the cause of the failure.
But if your garage door uses a torsion spring you will have to let the professional help you will the repair works. This is because the torsion spring door is under great pressure, and with one wrong move may turn out to be fatal for you.
If you need a temporary fix for your garage door, simply disconnect the opener from the door, by pulling on the red string that you can see on the side of the door. You can still open your garage door with manual techniques. You just need to be careful because if the problem lies in the spring of the door, then it might suddenly fall on you.
To make sure that nothing is out of place, check all the loose hardware. It is important that the spring is hooked on to the right place. Sometimes the spring tension makes it difficult to fix the garage door so it is best to hook it to the next notch to adjust it. With this, the difficulty is removed and you can work in an easy fashion.