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GARAGE DOOR DIYs(Do it yourself).
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- All you need to know about garage doors.
- How to fix a damaged garage door
- Links to our DIY videos of experts showing how to fix garage doors and install from scratch to finish.
- Questions often asked by other garage owners, and our genuine answers
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All you need to know about garage doors.
Long is gone the times when garages were used only to store equipments and park Auto-mobiles. The waves of super civilization and rocket edge technology, brought about the entire change in house pattern and our garages were not left out. The Today garages are now so modern and powerfully equipped with super nice doors in tech styles, you know how it feels if you don’t tag along the trend, imagine having a great house with an ancient garage, it doesn’t really matter but it brings down the general aesthetics and beauty of houses. You would’t want to be shamed by your own garage, so I advise you upgrade your garage or if you don’t feel like changing it, you could change the doors. Yes the doors will raise your garage standards. You could even make matching doors to your front doors or house paint. Call (855) 919-4606 to get cost analysis, request a service or get expert tips .
HOW TO FIX A BROKEN OR DAMAGED GARAGE DOOR.
No matter how much you care for your garage door, their will still come a time when the just get damaged all of a sudden, don’t blame yourself, cheer up we got you covered. Below is a list of common problems and our expert solutions to them, we however recommend that you call a garage service for extreme cases .
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If you like DIYs then we have videos to assist you scroll down to watch our experts fix some common issues and copy them to solve your own garage door issues too.
Here are links to our beginner friendly garage door diy install, repair and fixing videos ;
How to install a garage door>> Watch Now
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Craftsman (LiftMaster) Garage Door Opener Won’t Open or Close>> Watch now.
The first step to fixing anything is finding out the main cause, so below are lists of problems and how you could easily recognize what caused the problem;
Garage Door Noise:
If your garage door makes high pitch or low pitch sounds when in operation then these are a list of causes and their solutions; The opener motor, The shaft, The gear, The sprocket, Minor parts and sections. Generally, noise coming from your garage door means it needs lubrication. If you notice any unusual noises, try applying lubrication directly on the squeaky part. Ensure to clean up the excess lube oil.
Garage Door Opener Doesn’t Work Anymore:
This must be everybody’s main issue, and it’s something that can be effortlessly fixed. Chain-or drive-screw-operated carport entryway openers that won’t work most likely need some lubrication to lessen grinding. Apply a liberal measure of silicone-based lubricant or garage door shower lube to the garage opener’s full length and make certain to clear off the abundance
Cracks Or Gaps:
Cracks and gaps are very common, especially for wood garage doors. To keep cracks from worsening, use a waterproof filler or sealant to caulk the cracks. We recommend using waterproof sprays and paint too in this way you counter both beauty and cracks.
Garage Door Closes And Open Immediately Or Vice-Versa:
When this happens, it’s likely that the springs found at the top of the door need replacing. If you replaced the garage door springs within the last three years, you may only need to replace the broken ones.
Pro-tip: To save on costs, we recommend that you replace all springs at the same time—replacing broken springs separately could double the cost of the garage door repair.
There could also be an issue with the alignment of your garage door’s photo-eye. Photo-eyes are small plastic devices that serve as a safety feature and are located on both sides of the garage door.
To confirm that the photo-eyes are working properly, look for a flashing green light on the device. Otherwise, check to see if there is debris or other obstructions in front of the photo-eyes.
After confirming that the photo-eyes haven’t been misaligned, you then need to measure from the ground up all the way to the center of one photo-eye. Take another measurement, this time from the wall up to the center of the photo-eye. Do the same on the other photo-eye. Finally, adjust both the photo-eyes following the measurements you took, ensuring they are aligned.
Garage door doesn’t seal all the way to bottom
The best solution to this is to use pipe insulation and securing it into the part of the door that doesn’t properly seal. You can buy pipe insulation at your local hardware store. Or rather get a skilled personnel to do this for you to avoid further damage. You could call the numbers above to get one now.
Garage door remote is broken:
Nothing gets more common than this typical of mechanical issue. The first thing to do is to check if it’s battery-related. Are your batteries properly inserted or do they need replacing? If this doesn’t fix the issue, you may need to refer to the manual and see how to reprogram the remote. If problem persists then do well to contact experts.
The garage door opener or operator is unresponsive:
Whether you’re using a wall controller, remote, or keyless entry, an unresponsive operator could mean there’s an issue with the photo-eyes. If there aren’t any signs of light on the photo-eyes, go to the breaker panel, locate the breaker, and try turning it on and off. If this doesn’t fix it, check if the garage door opener is properly plugged in and that there’s power supply to it. Test the electrical outlet with a different device to check if it’s working. We have a video that explains how to tackle this problem you could scroll down now to watch videos.
Unsightly and damaging rust formation:
Aside from tarnishing the look of your garage door, rust also compromises your door’s ability to lock out dirt and other external elements. Rust usually forms when iron gets exposed to air or water for a long period of time. To remove rust, clean the affected area with dishwashing soap first, then rub the rust with a cloth soaked in vinegar. Vinegar is a natural rust dissolver. Sand the rusted part and, if it doesn’t negate your garage door’s warranty, apply a fresh coat of primer and paint.
You can avoid rust formation with annual maintenance work during spring or fall.
If any of the processes above seem too extreme for DIYs then do well to call our ever ready to assist experts on (855) 919-4606
We strongly advice that you leave mechanical garage door part repairs to experts and services in the field to avoid injuries and fatalities, especially the springs, chains and motorable parts. We are always ready to help call today to get assistance and exclusive services Call (855) 919-4606.
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