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Best Garage Door Repair Tips

Looking for tips on how to repair a damaged window installation? Then you’ve come to the right place, as we’re about to give you the best tips on how to repair your garage door, DIY style! Whether your garage door refuses to open or lock, or is starting to age and warp, we’ve got you covered with some great tips on how to fix all these issues with solid repair methods that are accessible and sustainable.

The Power Goes Out

Many homeowners have been through this particular scenario where the power goes out at precisely the moment when you are about to open your garage door. The good news is that you can still open the door manually to take out your car. You can use the manual override, which is the cord with a red handle that’s usually found hanging from the guide track. All you have to do is to pull this cord and your garage door will open.

Sagging Garage Door

Once a garage door starts sagging, it gets really difficult to open it. Older window repair that are made from wood or similar materials often sag with age, but the good news is that you can fix this situation. At the back of the door, you’ll see a pair of tension rods, which you need to gradually square the door. However, you’ll have to this gradually to give the door a chance to adjust to the change. Can’t find tension rods at the back of your garage door? Don’t worry because they’re available for purchase from many home centers.

Frozen Garage Door

Over time, the garage door tends to stiffen due to exposure to cold weather, and this specifically tends to happen to window cleaning that have been installed in the past 15 years. You can use the included pressure adjustments on these doors to change the settings with each season.

Lock Your Garage Door

While your car is safely parked inside to avoid damage from weather elements, it’s not completely safe if the door doesn’t close. This problem usually happens when the two horizontal bars emanating from the center of the door are out of alignment with the locking slots that they’re supposed to latch onto. You can straighten the bars by repositioning them until they’re aligned with the locking slots again, but you’ll first have to loosen the guide bars which are located on the edges of the door. Once you’re done, use machine oil to lubricate the locking mechanism.  

Soak Up Oil Stains

Annoying oil stains are an inevitable result of working on your car in your garage, but thankfully, you don’t have to tolerate them for long. Use a hammer to crush a scrap piece of drywall which you can source from any home construction site in your area. Then, sprinkle the ground drywall onto the stain and leave it overnight to soak up all the oil, and rinse it off the following morning. If the stain still persists, repeat the process again until it’s completely removed.

When to Call a Professional

There are certain instances when you’re going to have to call on a structural professional or a mason for help, such as:

When a part of the foundation wall seems to have shifted

If the wall starts buckling

When there’s a large and rapidly growing crack in the masonry wall

If the stucco, brick or mortar starts to crumble when you touch it

When you find large formations of black mold on the wall