Thursday, November 05, 2015
Garage door repair DIY
Garage door Repair Tips to Help You Save Money
Garage repair may seem to be a very hard thing to do for a person who is not familiar with technical repairs at home. This is because garage doors are made in complicated electronic combination that are hard to figure out how they are. Most people fear this repair and leave it to the technicians who may ask for a lot of fee to do the job. Getting this technician may cost you additional money to that used to fix the garage door its self.
The only repair that may force you to call an expert technician is the panel and door spring replacement. Try as much as possible to figure out yourself if you can be able to fix the problem before seeking the help of a technician. In most cases this problems are the screeching of the garage metal door that causes a lot of noise when you open or close. If that’s the problem, the first thing is to check the rusty hardware and old door screws. Most people never realize this problem or they know but ignore it until they have their garage door develop some serious problems so that they take action. It is the combination of the door screw and the rusty metal that causes the screeching of the garage door. You should carry out regular maintenance by applying lubricant to the door to prevent rust. It will save you time and money you would have spent to do repairs. If you are able to check this problems before you call a technician, then you may save a lot of money.
In case you have a garage door that does not fully go down when it is closed and springs back up before even the door reaches the ground, the main problem is on the sensors. These sensors are responsible for controlling the closure of the door. If the door does not reach its desired position of closure, then the sensor will not trigger the closing motion to release the door, but after it reaches the desired position it will stop the closing motion. The sensor that is not positioned properly will cause this garage door problem. To fix this problem, place your sensor a little lower that its current position so that it can close the door fully. Also check if there is anything that is blocking the sensor because it can also cause the door problem of not closing fully. Fixing the garage door yourself is not an easy task especially if you are not mechanics or electronics gig, but doing it your self will not hurt especially if the problem is minor.