How to Repair a Garage Door
Chances are, your garage door may act up from time to time. But, how do you know if it is a simple fix or if you need the help of the local garage door repair professionals at SI Overhead Door? Here’s a list of some steps you can take to find out.
- Look at the metal tracks in the garage. You should be checking for any loose bolts or screws, or any spots of the track that are damaged with dents or crimps. If either of these problems exist, they can be fixed. You can tighten the bolts and screws or very carefully pound out the damage with a rubber mallet. However, this will only work if the damage is minor. For extensive damage, the tracks should be replaced by a professional.
- Look at the alignment of the tracks. It is important that both tracks are at the same height as each other on the garage walls. If the tracks are misaligned, you can loosen them and gently move them back into position.
- Check the cleanliness of the tracks. Over time, dirt and grease can build up on the tracks that needs to be cleaned with a concentrated household cleaner. Make sure to clean the rollers and wipe them dry.
- Take a look at the hardware. Tighten any loose hardware, such as screws, look for damaged hinges or springs. Replace any damaged hinges. However, if your roll-up door appears to have a damaged spring, do not attempt to repair it yourself due to the risk of injury. Instead, contact a professional.
Choose SI Overhead Door
While these are some simple ways to check your garage door and make easy repairs, it is sometimes best to use the help of a professional. The professionals at SI Overhead Door will make the needed repairs, taking the stress of your garage door off your plate. For garage door repair from SI Overhead Door, contact us today!