Basic Garage Door Repair

garage door repairIs it up? Is it down? Is it stuck somewhere in between? If you’re garage door is on the fritz, it might be time to for some basic garage door repair.

Few things are as aggravating as pushing a button on a transmitter and having nothing happen. It doesn’t matter if it’s your TV, the stereo or your garage door. That’s why it’s important to do basic garage door repair and maintenance to ensure this doesn’t happen to you at the worst possible moment.

Here are a few basic garage door repair tips to help you avoid problems in the future:

  1. Check your transmitter batteries every year
    If something goes wrong when it rains, it will be this. Replace your batteries every year. If you need to be in your driveway before the transmitter will work, you’re probably due for a replacement.
  2. Keep your photo eye sensors clean and aligned correctly
    It’s easy to bump these and knock them out of alignment. Bikes, garbage cans and basketballs all have a way of find these delicate sensors so be careful with what’s kept around them on a daily basis.
  3. Clean your garage door hinges, rollers and rails yearly
    Dirt, bugs and other debris can easily clog up your tracks. Take a few minutes to clean them out with a broom or hose to keep things rolling smoothly.
  4. Don’t try to adjust the torsion springs yourself
    Tension springs are critically important to the smooth operation of your garage door. If yours breaks, call a garage door service professional and never try to fix one of these yourself unless you have the training to do so.

At Custom Door & Gate, we can help you fix your garage door the right way. We’ve been installing and repairing garage doors
in the Raleigh, Fayetteville and Greenville areas since 1989. We know the ins-and-outs of both residential garage doors
and commercial garage doors
and can help you find the door that’s right for your home or diagnose your garage door issues.