When your garage door is not working correctly, it can be very tempting to try and fix it yourself. You may save time and money, but should you risk it? Sometimes, there are certain repairs that can only be done by a garage door professional who has the tools and training to do it safely and correctly.
So how do you know when it is safe to DIY this garage door repair or when you should call in the pros? Let’s take a look!
If the photo eyes are misaligned or blocked, your garage door will stop closing before it reaches the floor and reverse open, followed by your light in your garage door opener blinking on and off rapidly when this happens.
To fix it:
Creaky garage doors are usually caused by worn down rollers, loose hardware, or metal parts that need lubrication — all of which are simple fixes. If your garage door is still making loud noises after you try these tips out, you may still need to call a garage door repairman to check it out!
To fix it:
Garage door springs are wound under high tension that can release and cause injury or property damage. When they break, the spring unwinds in less than a second and creates a loud noise due to the coils spinning on the shaft.
Some signs of a broken garage door spring include:
Replacing a broken spring is a common repair and most professional garage door companies offer emergency service so your car isn’t stuck inside the garage or worse yet, buckled in the opening. A garage door spring replacement usually takes 30 minutes to an hour, depending on the extent of the damage.
Again, a broken garage door spring is one garage door repair that you should NEVER attempt to do yourself. You should always call in the professionals. Luckily, Deluxe Door Systems is ready for your call!
We do Garage Door Repair in and around the Columbus area, from Hilliard to Pickerington, Bexley to Upper Arlington, Worthington to Grove City, and everywhere in between. We’d love to help make your day a little better with a quick, honest, and straightforward garage door repair.