Your garage keeps your valuable car in pristine condition and acts as a storage unit as well. Without a proper working garage door, the space is useless and can cause issues. How can you repair a garage door?
A garage door has two main parts to it: the door itself and the opener. Both need to be properly functioning in order for the garage door to work. The garage door involves the use of metal tracks and heavy springs to provide power. The tracks are typically what cause the most issues for garage door owners. Luckily, they are easy to fix. When making a repair, always make sure your garage door is closed.
Check the metal tracks for dents, flat spots, or crimps in the track, and check to see if the mounting brackets are loose. You can tighten the metal brackets easily and if there are any damaged spots in the tracks they should be replaced. Your tracks should be properly aligned and at the same height on the garage walls. You can fix uneven tracks by loosening the screws or bolts that hold the mounting brackets and tap them into position until they are even. If you are having issues with the tracks, it could be as simple as having dirt and grease buildup stuck in them. A concentrated household cleaner will help remove the dirt and grease.
If the spring seems to be an issue, you can adjust the tension of the springs depending on the type of garage door you have. A one-car garage will only have one spring and will need to be adjusted by a professional because of the large amount of tension that is in the spring. If you have a two-car garage, there are two springs that you can adjust the tension either by pulling the cable further through the plate above the door and knotting the end or by moving the hooks to the next notch, depending on if you have a roll-up door or swing-up door.
If the opener needs to be repaired, you can go to a hardware store to purchase a new opener and follow the directions that come along with the opener. These are fairly simple to install. If you are unsure of what the problem is and your garage door needs to be fixed, a professional can help solve your problems. Any concerns should be address to a professional to ensure that nobody gets hurt when dealing with the garage door.