In order to repair a garage door, repair or replace the trim, frame and track. Garage doors can be affected by a few specific problems, so repairing a garage door depends on what needs repaired, such as the door, opener or frame.
While some garage door problems can be fixed by a single person, the heavy weight of garage doors might demand extra help. If a panel needs to be replaced, a second set of hands is almost certainly necessary.
When installing garage door springs, be very careful, as it is not an easy DIY project. It also helps to know about the different types of garage door springs, know how safety cables for springs work, and check the condition of the spring brackets.
Some common garage door motor repairs include replacing the main gear and replacing the control board. Both repairs are relatively simple, and parts cost between $20 and $80, as of 2016.
Except for repair of the motor and spring, most garage door fixes can be done without a manual or professional help. The level of complexity and process of a repair depends on the nature of the problem. The motor, track and rollers are common culprits of garage door issues.
To safely fix a garage door spring, identify the type of spring it is, read and understand all of the instructions before beginning work and wear proper safety equipment. Replacing a garage door spring is extremely dangerous as the springs are tightened and can cause physical harm or other damage wh
To adjust garage door springs, place the door in the down position. To hold the door in place, put a C-clamp on the door track above the bottom roller. After this, adjust the collar on the center shaft and the torsion spring.
To repair a garage door sensor, ensure the wires are connected properly in the sensor's receiver, clean the receiver's screws, and take out any objects that might obstruct the sensor's beam. In addition, adjust the height of the sensor's receiver and transmitter so both are fixed 6 inches above the
Replacing garage door springs requires tools such as winding bars, new springs, rollers, lubricant, safety glasses, vice grips, 7/16- and 9/16-inch wrenches, and a ladder. Since working with torsion springs can pose a danger if not done properly, it is critical that the right tools are used.
Garage doors typically range from 9 feet to 20 feet wide and 7 feet to 8 feet tall. Popular widths for one-car garage doors are 8 feet, 9 feet or 10 feet, while those for two-car garage doors are 12 feet, 14 feet or 16 feet.