How To Repair Garage Door
Even when you might not feel you can, its a great idea to try and learn how to repair a garage door. Not only will this major home maintenance knowledge keep you from having to fork out a hefty bit of change, it might just help you make a bit of money when you find others in need. Repairing garage doors is one of those handyman task that many females often need done around the house when their husband might be away. While many military men are off performing their military duty, the women are at home trying to maintain and keep everything going.
Things you will need:
- household cleaner
- garage door lubricant
- Check for debris on the tracks. The major cause of damage to roll up garage doors is due to some form of trash or debris obstructing the garage door. Removing the obstruction in the majority of the cases will result in the door operating properly again.
- Check for a bent or damaged track. If the track has been damaged, bent or has been worked out of shape, take the mallet and begin to gently work it back into the original form. Manipulate, rotate, push and roll the metal until it has been maneuvered into the original position enough for the rollers to move up and down without pausing.
- Use the level. Your level will be used to determine if the rolls will move along the track enough to prevent being interrupted by the metal being shifted. If there is any shifting or hesitation in the metal, use the mallet again to finagle the obstruction or obstruction back into place.
- Tighten all screws into place. After the mallet has been used to remove any shifts, damage, ridges or obstructed areas from the track, screws may have become loose. Take the screwdriver and tighten all screws guaranteeing the track is once again secure and in place.
- Damaged or warped tracks. Any tracks that are damaged beyond repair, rusted, or worn out should be replaced. Do not try to reuse or extend the life of tracks that simply have no more life left in them.
- Track maintenance. To extend the life of tracks, yearly maintenance is recommended. Once a year, or every six months, wipe your tracks down with soap and water, then lubricate the wheels with a lubricant designed for wheels.