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Garage Door Repairs

 

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When faced with a garage door problem, whether it is a broken garage door spring, snapped cables, damaged garage door panels or anything else related to your garage door, Rightfit garage door repairs will be able to assist. In most cases repairing a broken element on your garage door can be rather dangerous so please dont try and do this without professional assistance. Garage Door repairs can vary from electrical issues all the way through to damaged garage door panels, and rightfit garage door repairs will be able to assist you with any of these problems.

Here are a few tips on how to prevent, visible problems and repair your garage door.

1.) A typical problem can be that the garage door won’t open or close.

If this is the case and you have  an electric opener; a good solution is to examine the keypad first; which may simply need to be reprogrammed.

Another possible problem can be that the garage door sticks when opening or closing.

This may mean that the rollers and hinges possibly need some lubrication. Tracks may have accumulated dirt, might be clogged or out of alignment. Try to Lubricate both the tracks along with the rollers using quality garage door lubricant spray or powdered graphite in the tracks, and household oil or silicone spray on the rollers. If there are any pulleys, try to lubricate them with the same lubricant you used on the rollers. Also don’t forget to examine the metal tracks and look at the mounting brackets that hold the tracks to the walls. If they are loose, remember to tighten them.

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Tracks can be cleaned with concentrated household cleaner to remove dirt and hardened grease.

 

With your garage door closed, try to examine the tracks for dents, crimps or flat spots. Often you can pound these less damaged spots out with a rubber mallet, hammer or even with a block of scrap wood. If they are badly damaged it is better to have them replaced.

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2.) Always remember that most Garage doors operate on spring tension or torsion

The door moves on metal tracks on the garage walls and extremely heavy springs provide the power. In most cases, when the door does not work easily, the springs are the cause. Springs are the most important and most dangerous component and it’s always best to have a qualified garage door repairs technician to repair or replace them for you.

Check the tracks with a level to make sure they are properly aligned.

Both your garage door tracks must be at the same height on the garage walls. If the tracks are not properly aligned, loosen them but try not to remove the screws or bolts that hold the mounting brackets, then you can simply tap them carefully into position.

Check the springs. On swing-up doors, you can find the the spring on each side which should be hooked into holes or notches. To adjust the tension, try to move the spring hook to the next hole or notch. On roll-up doors, the spring on each side will be controlled by a spring cable on a pulley system. To adjust the tension of this type of spring, pull the cable farther through the plate above the door. Caution: Do not try to repair a spring or replace it. The tension is so great that the spring could injure you. For doors with this type of spring, give us a call or use our contact us by email on the right.

Rightfit Garage door repairs can assist with:

Broken Springs | Door off Track | Cable Snapped or Loose | Damaged Garage Panel | Openers | Door Not Closing | Remotes / Keypads | Seal Rubber & Weather Stripping.