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Garage door repair could be done without any help of the professional. But before you start doing your garage door repair, you need to understand that how does it all work. Today, with the help of technology like internet, the information is available for everyone. Through this information you can do garage door repair by your own and save money by doing it themselves. But many people still found it difficult to do garage door repair by their own and they don’t know that from where they start to diagnose the problem which causing the damage or any other problem. Garage doors is not just one piece but it is divided in many different parts and if you are doing repair by your own then you need to check all of them for more effective result. Each part of garage doors need regular maintenance and repair check. So, before you get involved in the self garage door repair, you need to know the basics. Following I am sharing basic information which will help you to end up with positive results.

The first step is to identify the garage door problem

The first step is to identify the garage door problem

If you can’t’ diagnose the problem at first, then you can’t achieve any results. So, the first thing about self garage door repair is to identify the reason due to which the problem is occurring. Knowing about the parts of garage door is the most important thing. If you don’t know how many parts are there and how does they work, you can’t get any results. So, get some information about the garage door’s part and verify that why they are not working. The parts of garage doors includes bolts, opener, springs and screws. Most of the time the problem is occurred due to very little things, for example the screws are very lose or you need to lubricate the bolts etc. You can repair these things very easily if you diagnose the problem at start but sometime there is major problem due to which the problems are occurring in opening or closing the garage door. So, to do effective things, first you need to identify the cause of problem.

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Know which part of garage door need to be repair

Know which part of the garage door need to be repair

The parts for garage doors come up with different sizes and colors. Until you don’t know which part need to replace, you can’t buy the one. Specially, if you are purchasing them online then you are making a big mistake because you can order a different size of spring, bold, screw or a garage door opener. The best choice to purchase a spare part is to remove the damage part from the garage door and take it to the hardware store to find the exact match. Replacing a broken part of garage door with wrong part could cause many problem including it does not work properly and you could also face the safety risk. So, know before purchasing that what exactly part you need to buy or if you already bought one then match with the old one before you replace.

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Required tools for garage door repair

Required tools for self garage door repair

You can come up with good results if you the tools to repair garage door. Having right tools is equally important like buying right part, otherwise you do something wrong and also you can hurt yourself. Don’t just use the tools available at your place. Every job has its own tools like you cannot use screw driver for bolts or pliers for nails. Using the wrong tools can make the repairing job very difficult and unsafe. If you don’t know that which tools required for garage door repairing then get some information about it.

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Safety first

safety steps for garage door repair

Garage door repair is not easy as its sound like, especially when you want to repair or replace a big part of the door. Garage door itself are very big in size and if something happened wrong, then you can be easily hurt. So, make sure that you have cared about your safety first to protect yourself from any injury. If you are afraid to get hurt then you can always ask for help from your friend of family member in repairing or search for local professional in arvada.

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Keep it Clean

GARAGE DOOR MAINTENANCE

Most of the time the problem occurred due to dust and dirt get stucked in garage doors springs and bolts. Regular cleaning and maintenance of garage door can save lot of time and money and you can fix them before they these little dust and dirt cause a major problem. By doing regular maintenance like you do for car, you can increase the life of your garage door and its required the less replacement and repair cost.

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Check the loose Bolts

Check the loose Garage Door Bolts

The garage door’s bolts could cause the problem. By opening and closing the door, you can easily loose the bolts of your garage door. Sometime a little effort can’t solve the whole problem. So, whenever you noticed that the bolts are losing their grip, tighten them or you can also have monthly checkup for them as well to keep them tight.

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The power supply

CHECK YOUR POWER SUPPLY OF THE GARAGE DOOR OPENER

It could be sound funny but many time people got panic when their garage door does not work and they ask for repair. So, make sure that your garage door is getting the power supply. You can also try other electricity plugs too because the problem could be with plug as well instead of electricity and garage door.

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Garage door isn’t opening

Garage door opening problem

There could be some small reasons if your garage door is not opening. First, it could be the electricity or power problem where the battery of remote control need to be replace with new if necessary. If these are not the problem then you need to check the installation of the unit. Before doing anything, call the person who has installed the overhead door at your garage if you have recently installed it. If you have an old overheaddd1 door then check the things which are blocking the door to open, this could be rust, lack of lubrication on screws and the garage door opener etc.

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Garage door isn’t clothing

Garage door clothing problem

You need to take the necessary steps as you have taken in the case of garage door is not clothing. Other than then, the problem could be due to something stucked in the way which is stopping to close the door. You need to check the installation of unit as well. Some garage door come up with advance feature like beam sensor which alert you if there is something gets in the way.

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Noisy Garage Door

Noisy Garage Door Repair

A noisy garage door can be fixed easily as compare to other problems because it could be noisy due to lack of lubrication or you have not lubricate it at all. The problem could be also happened with belts and chain, they could broken and need to replace with new one.
Garage is an important part of a house where you does not just park your expensive car but also other stuff. If the door is not working properly then there is chance of theft and other security where if you are living near the nature then animals can also entered in your garage and hurt you.
It is necessary to take care of your garage door on time to keep yourself and your family protect from damage. The small repair of garage doors can be done by yourself but if there is a big problem which is not getting solve, then always call the professional on time to get instant services. It will not just save your time but also money which you can waste on purchasing wrong parts and tools for your garage.

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