Is your noisy garage door keeping the neighbors awake at night? Sometimes, a noisy door is a sign it needs replaced — that it’s just time to install a new garage door. Most of the time, however, this problem can be solved with some good old fashioned DIY maintenance. The following garage door repairs will help your door function smoother, last longer, and quieter. Most of these repairs can be done with a few simple household tools in a single afternoon.
Tightening Loose Garage Door Parts
T Tighten all nuts with a socket wrench or an adjustable wrench. You want them snug, but be careful not to overtighten.
Inspecting the Garage Door
Check the rollers to see if they need replacing. Old metal rollers can make a racket. A 5 section garage door typically takes a dozen rollers. Pop these out and replace them. You can get a pack at most hardware stores for just a few bucks.
Consider using nylon rather than metal rollers. They cost a little more, about $60 a set compared to $35 for metal, but they’re much quieter. You can do the whole job in less than an hour.
Replacing Old & Worn Out Garage Door Parts
Consider replacing the hinges. Overtime, hinges become worn. If the hole is more oblong than round, you’ll want to replace the entire hinge.
Your garage door trolley is another likely noisemaker. If the A loose or damaged trolley makes a grinding sound. . It’s easy to miss. Visually inspect the trolley for any signs of damage. Call a professional if you notice any damage.
How to Repair a Broken Garage Door the Right Way
Let’s be blunt — there’s a right and wrong way to fix an overhead door. While we’re a huge fan of the do-it-yourself (DIY) movement, but only if you know what you’re doing. Some repairs — like oiling your brackets and springs — are pretty straight forward. Others, like replacing the springs themselves, can be very dangerous. You not only risk causing serious damage to your garage door — you risk serious bodily injury, even death.
As a rule, never attempt any garage door repairs that are above your skill set. It’s just not worth it. Your garage door is an investment. Protect it by ensuring the repairs are done safely and correctly. Sometimes the only way is to hire a garage door professional that knows what they’re doing.
That way you don’t have to worry about voiding your warranty or injuring yourself. And you don’t have to worry about accidentally breaking something. Our technicians are insured, bonded, and certified to do garage door repair. Leave Springs to a Professional
One garage door repair that definitely does not fall under the DIY umbrella is your garage door springs. Always leave this repair to a professional. These springs are under an incredible amount of tension and can cause serious bodily injury if suddenly released. A professional garage door service has both the experience and proper tools to do the job safely.
You should however periodically inspect your springs for any damage, fraying or rusting. If the springs are becoming warn or rusty, call us for an inspection. We offer emergency garage door repair services and would be glad to come out and take a look, anytime.
Guaranteed Garage Door Repair
Garage door still make noise? Call Sac’s. We do garage door repair and installation in the Folsom and Greater Sacramento areas. Contact us anytime, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. All our technicians are certified professionals.
Did the Door Stop Working Completely? Call Us for 24 Hour Emergency Service!
Garage door emergencies rarely happen at convenient times. Usually, your door stops working early in the morning when you’re headed to work, or perhaps when you’ve come home after a hard day and you just want to relax. Regardless, the important thing is to not ignore it. Pushing more than a hundred pounds, garage doors can be serious safety risks, especially when it comes to children and pets. Plus, as the biggest entrance way to your house, they are also a serious security risk. You don’t just want to leave your door open while you are at work all day, or worse all night while your family sleeps inside.
That’s why we feature 24/7 emergency garage door service. Give us a call, and we’ll take care of everything. Sleep soundly knowing your garage door is safe and secure. Go to work without having to worry about burglars. We’re on it. Hundreds of Sacramento businesses and families rely on us for safety and security.