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Garage Door Repair - Issues You Need to Check By Adriana J. Noton

  in Home Management | Published 2012-08-20 12:41:58 | 173 Reads | Unrated

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It is quite a common thing to find that your door is broken and needs some repair The amount of wear and tear that goes on each time you open and close it could be one of the reasons for the fault amongst other reasons

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It is quite a common thing to find that your door is broken and needs some repair. The amount of wear and tear that goes on each time you open and close it could be one of the reasons for the fault amongst other reasons. Depending on the extent garage door repair can be done by you or a professional.

There are some repairs that are quite trivial and they do not require that you call a specialist so that he can help you. One good example of a repair that does not require an expert is a squeaky unit. This will simply require you to lubricate the gate and it will be as good as new.


While doing repairs to your home it is important that you unplug the unit. This will ensure that you are not electrocuted when repairing it. The probability is quite high that you will be standing on a ladder when fixing the gate thus you will not want to be electrocuted when you are on it. You should also see to it that you wear safety tools when working with any power tools. When you garage door needs some repair there are several things that you need to check before you go out rushing to get a professional to come help you fix it.

Check to see if the metal tracks have suffered any damage. It is very common to find that the tracks have dents. All you need to do when you find such a fault is to strike the bump or the dents with a hard piece of wood. This will make the metal straight.

In addition to any damage on the racks it is also important that you check the alignment of the metal tracks. It is very probable that the unit is not working well since the tracks are not properly aligned. You can try and align the tracks yourself. When aligning you do not have to remove the screws, you can simply loosen the screws and align the tracks.

Sometimes the reason for the door not to function properly is that there is a lot of dust and dirt that has accumulated. Before you think of any other reason that might be causing the gate not to function properly, you need to ensure that dirt is not the reason behind it. All that you got to do is to make sure that the unit is thoroughly clean.

It is also very important to check that the unit is properly lubricated. Without proper lubrication, it is very likely that the unit will make a lot of noise and not function properly. Make sure you oil all the areas that require to be oiled before you are so quick to call a professional.

It is also quite common to find that the reason for the gate to dysfunction is because the bolts are loose. Check to see that they are tightened. If all the above are not the reasons for the poor operation of the door then you need to have your garage door repair done by a professional.

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