When it comes to garage door maintenance, one of the most important things you can do is to observe and listen. Does it go up and down smoothly, or has it gotten jerky? Is the door relatively silent, or do you hear a scraping or grinding noise? Are both sides of the door symmetrical?
It’s always a good idea to go over all the bolts of your garage door with a socket wrench. Tighten everything at least once or twice a year, depending on how much you use it. Also make sure to inspect the rollers and the garage door trolley system at least once year. They need to be replaced every seven years or so. Replace any worn, chipped or cracked rollers as soon as possible. To do this, remove and re-install any roller brackets not directly attached to the cable system.
You should also inspect the springs found above your garage door panel for any signs of damage or rust. A spring helps counterbalance the weight of the door. Without a working spring, the garage door won’t open. If this is the case, you should contact a technician and schedule an appointment for garage door torsion spring repair as soon as possible.
Cracked weather stripping should also be replaced. This keeps moisture out of your garage. It’s a job you can easily do yourself. Buy weather stripping by the foot at any hardware store. Cut it to size and insert it into the grooves, keeping the wide angle of the flange inside the door.
Garage Door Repairs Best Left to a Professional
Some garage door repairs you should never do yourself. They are just too dangerous. Call a professional garage door service company. They have both the tools and expertise to do the job safely.
Springs are one of the most dangerous jobs that should always be left to a professional. Your garage door springs are under an incredible amount of tension. If they should suddenly snap or be released, they can cause serious bodily injury and even death.
Garage door cables are another repair that should be left to a professional. Because they are connected to the springs, they too risk serious bodily injury.
You should however visually inspect both the springs and cables periodically. Look for any rust or frayed ends. If you see obvious wear, call a professional and say, “Hey, fix my garage door.” They can inspect the damage and determine if a repair is necessary.
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Whether you’ve got a garage door off track or need to adjust your springs, call Sac’s Garage Door Repair for fast and professional service. Serving the Rancho Cordova and Greater Sacramento areas, we feature a 100% customer satisfaction guaranty.
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Some garage door repairs you can see coming and plan ahead for. Others are spur of the moment. You realize your garage door won’t go up or down as you’re leaving for work in the morning. It refuses to go up when you come home. Just give us a call. We can help, any time of the day or night, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
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