Giving Your Garage Doors The Makeover They Deserve

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Giving Your Garage Doors The Makeover They Deserve

One day, when I was pulling up to my house, I realized that my garage doors were absolutely hideous. They had unsightly, chipped paint, and I knew that I needed to change them. I looked into replacing the door, but it was just too expensive. Instead of trying to replace them, I realized that it might be a good idea to think about painting them. I headed to the hardware store, picked up some durable-looking paint, and then rented a paint sprayer. After I masked off the area and painted the entire door, it made my house look a lot better. This blog is all about giving your home the TLC it deserves.


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An Introduction To 3 Common Garage Door Repairs

Modern garage doors can be expected to last for several years, but they are not impervious to wear and tear. Using your garage door daily will necessitate occasional repairs to maintain its appearance and function. This guide will serve as an introduction to three common garage door repairs so that you are better prepared for these problems.

1. Broken Springs or Cables

Springs and cables are the hardware that allows your garage door to open and shut smoothly and effortlessly. These components are also under the greatest amount of tension in any automatic garage door system. Garage door springs and cables bear the considerable weight of the door, and several thousands of open and shut cycles can cause them to fail.

Replacing worn garage door springs and cables is the only viable option for repair. If your garage door has failing springs that can no longer balance the weight of the door, it may wobble slightly as it moves. Worn cables could cause your garage door to get stuck in the middle of the track. A broken cable may prevent your garage door from opening at all.

2. Misaligned Tracks 

Garage door springs and cables can't do their job without the tracks to guide the door along a straight path. The tracks can become misaligned over time due to environmental factors such as moisture exposure. Misaligned tracks can cause your garage door to hang crooked or leave a gap at the bottom of the door when it is closed.

Garage door repair professionals can correct a misaligned track by loosening the screws that secure the track and adjusting its position with a tool such as a rubber mallet. The complexity of this repair will depend on factors such as the severity of misalignment and the position of the garage door.

3. Damaged Panels

Minor vehicle collisions can easily leave dents in garage door panels, even in panels made of more durable materials such as steel. A severe impression can warp the door enough that it no longer opens or shuts correctly.

There are a few different methods for removing dents in garage doors. Minor dents may be hammered out with a mallet or pulled out with suction cups. In the worst cases, your technician may recommend replacing the damaged panel with an identical panel from the garage door manufacturer.

Garage door problems are rare, but they can be quite inconvenient when they arise. Get in touch with a local garage door repair company if you notice signs of any of the problems listed above.