Raleigh Garage Door Repair: DIY Tips!
Raleigh garage door repairs are some of the most challenging tasks to face; especially if you are not comfortable working with heavy objects and electronics. Because garage doors are usually associated with the word “complicated”, a lot of people shy away from the task of fixing their own garage door problems.
Though we agree, the “complicated” and even, dangerous repairs should be left to professionals at Hanson Overhead Garage Door Service, there are some uncomplicated things you can check for, before calling for our service. Below are some simple garage door repair tips If you’re unsure of whether your repairs are simple or complicated, it might be a good idea to contact Hanson Overhead. We can come out and asses your situation for you.
1. If your Garage Door is screeching, check first for rusty hardware.
Screeching garage doors tend to drive us all a little crazy. We talked in a previous post, about springs causing noise issues; but, if you are unlucky enough to encounter this problem, there are a few things you can do, yourself, first. 70% of the time screeching garage doors are just caused by rusty hardware. There isn’t always a need to replace the springs, or the entire garage door, for that matter.
First, Check for old garage door springs and garage door screws. If you see that there may be a serious problem with the springs and screws, it’s a good idea to call Hanson Overhead Garage Door Service for their help in determining how serious the problem is, and how it should be fixed.
Next, if the springs look good, determine if they’re rusty. Sometimes, the springs need a little lubricate to help them relax a little. If that’s the only problem, it’ll be fixed in no time!
2. If your garage door doesn’t entirely close, make sure the sensor isn’t in the way. If it is lower garage door sensor.
Garage doors, today, are customarily equipped with garage door sensors that follow the opening and closing of the doors. These devices are capable of deciding when and how your garage door will open or close. Sometimes, garage door sensors are installed on a spot, too high up, on the wall. This can cause the sensor to relay false information to your garage door. If your garage door does not shut completely, look for your garage door sensor. Put it slightly lower than its current placement, on the wall.
3. Remote control-operated garage door is causing problems.
This is one of the most frequent problems among those that own garage doors. Thankfully, most of the time, it’s a simple fix. If your garage door isn’t opening when you’re at the opposite end of the drive way, you may need to replace the batteries. Garage door remotes are, most always, batterie powered. Replace the batteries and you will more than likely see a difference. If you are still having problems after doing a battery replacement, then the garage door opener might be the likely culprit. Checking to see if you garage door opener is working, properly ,might be a bit difficult. If you can’t quite figure out how, be sure to call Hanson Overhead Garage Door Service. We will gladly send out one of our expert technicians to take a look, and do any repairs that might need to be done!
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