Garage Doors

Resolving Garage Door Track Issues

If the track is not aligned correctly, it may result in binding, dragging, gaps or a stubborn door. If the track is loose, the door may even fall. However, these problems are usually not too difficult to fix, even if you do not have much experience. IN THIS ARTICLE How the garage door track works… Read More »

Adjusting Garage Door Springs: Instruction for Do-It-Yourselfers

IN THIS ARTICLE How do you know your garage door springs need adjustment? How difficult could it be? How much do you save by fixing it yourself? Can something go wrong? How do you know your garage door springs need adjustment? Adjusting the springs means that you either increase or decrease the spring tension on… Read More »

Garage Door Springs Repair and Replacement

If there is a problem with your garage door springs, start with the following two steps: Determine whether your garage door springs are broken (and, therefore, need to be replaced) or just need adjustment (repair). Determine whether working on your own is worth the effort or you should better hire a repairman. IN THIS ARTICLE… Read More »

How to Adjust or Replace Garage Door Opener

If your garage door won’t close properly, try adjusting the opener. In case this repair effort fails, you will have to replace the opener, as a last resort. IN THIS ARTICLE Garage door openers adjustment Replacing a Garage Door Opener Garage door openers adjustment If the door seals properly, but won’t open, there could be… Read More »

Garage Door Opener Troubleshooting

Garage door opener issues can be the reason why your door won’t close properly, why it opens by itself or reverses. IN THIS ARTICLE How much can you save? Is it that difficult? Can anything go wrong? Before you start These problems are discussed in the following articles: How to Fix Garage Door Opener Sensors… Read More »

How to Repair Garage Door Hinges?

Most residential garage doors consist of four panels attached to each other with hinges. When you open the door and it goes around the bend, the hinges hold the panels together. Many manufacturers make hinges of thin metal that is especially prone to rust and corrosion, but there are also high quality hinges that last… Read More »

How to Replace Garage Door Weatherstripping

Can you see gaps or feel the air leaking inside the garage? The weatherstripping gradually dries out and becomes damaged. Replacing it can help to conserve heat or cool air. IN THIS ARTICLE Replacing top and side weatherstripping Replacing the bottom boot There are two kinds of weatherstripping on your door: wooden or vinyl on… Read More »

How to Adjust a Binding Garage Door by Yourself

This issue is usually a result of improper garage door installation. A binding door is quite an uncommon problem, but this does not mean that it is difficult to resolve. On the contrary, it is one of the easiest types of garage door repairs. IN THIS ARTICLE Why does your garage door bind? How to… Read More »

Warning: 15 Garage Door Repair Schemes

Everybody knows it’s risky business anytime you need your garage door to be repaired. It is not uncommon for service engineers to charge over $800 for their work, or $1000s for a needless door replacement. The only way to protect yourself and distinguish an honest tech from a crook is to recognize the tricks –… Read More »