A complete guide to understanding garage door repair

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Do you know how to fix a garage door? Believe it or not, many people don’t! But that’s okay because we’re here to help. In this blog post, we’ll provide a complete guide to understanding garage door repair. We’ll explain how to fix common problems with your garage door. So whether you’re a homeowner who wants to take care of minor repairs yourself or a business owner who needs to call in the professionals, we’ve got you covered. Let’s get started!

Common issues with garage doors and how to repair them

We’ve all been in the same situation with our garage doors. Most of the time, they’re the reason we’re late for work or for a party! There are a lot of reasons why you should know a thing or two about garage door repair. That’s why if you have a garage door that’s been giving you trouble lately, we have a list of the most frequent problems a garage door has and how to fix them! 

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Broken Springs

Using the springs on the door, you can manually open and close your garage door a predetermined number of times. If you are at home when they break, you will know. Garage door springs breaking can sound like explosions in your garage. If the door is opened or closed at this point, it can be quite dangerous. The spring could still be tensioned, causing the door to wobble or snap off, causing damage. If the spring on your garage door breaks, do not try to open it. 

Torsion Spring – You’re going to need a winding bar to adjust the amount of torsion your torsion spring has. Each end of a torsion spring also has a winding cone for your winding bar. There, you’ll need to slowly turn the bar while pressing the spring against the door to slowly release them.

Extension Spring – Replacing extension springs are simple. Opening the door will release the strain on the springs, allowing you to separate them from the brackets, pulley, and cable. You’re almost done! You merely need to insert the replacement spring, attach it to the pulley, and also attach it to the safety cable, and you’re done!

Broken Cables

Cables can break due to the stress caused by broken springs. Or it’s just really old. Normally, you can see signs of this when one side of your garage door is sagging and is heavier than the other. Moreover, there is a possibility if you try to lift the sagging part of the door to fall down.

Before working on your garage door cables, you should put the door in the open position and keep it in place. Once it’s secured, remove the cable looped around a peg at the bottom of your garage door and unravel it from the drum. Now that’s done, you can install the replacement to the drum, raveling it, and loop it around the peg at the bottom of the door. 

Door Rollers

Rollers for the door must be able to rotate in both directions. If they get stuck and begin to slide, they may leave the track. A sticky roller on a door can also make a racket when it’s opened and closed. Another reason why your door may be causing too much noise is the lack of lubrication and high humidity.

It isn’t recommended to replace garage door rollers by yourself. There are a lot of factors you need to consider if you think that you can fix it by yourself. Like loosening the wrong bolt and your garage door might crash down. It’s no lie that fixing a garage door roller is a complex task. However, there is one thing you can do after the professionals have done their task. You can lubricate the rollers at least once a year to not have the same problem!

BCS Team Working on a Garage Door
BCS Team On The Job

Door Openers

Garage door won’t open even if you’ve clicked the opener a hundred times? It may be a lot of things that can cause this problem. It may be your batteries are dead or a wiring malfunction, or it may even be that you accidentally engaged the lock button. 

Try manually opening and closing the door so that the disconnect cord hasn’t been pulled. The door will need to be reattached to the arm of the automatic opener. Also, Check if there is no blown breaker and make sure the opener is plugged in. Once you’ve checked out these things, then it may be an electrical fault or just needs replacing.

Getting the best service for your buck!

If none of these alternatives work, you may need to hire a pro. Your garage door is essential. Everyone should know how to maintain this large investment. You can solve the problem yourself if you’re confident enough. Just have the right tools, replacement, and knowledge. If not then there’s no shame in hiring a professional for your garage door needs!

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College Station, TX 77840

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