Garage Door Openers

Garage Door Openers

We repair, replace and install all garage door openers. Our technicians have tremendous knowledge and experience with all openers and promise emergency opener repair.

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Garage Door Springs

Garage Door Springs

We guarantee excellence in garage door spring services and take care of spring problems fast

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Garage Door Repair Services

Garage Door Repair Services

We're expected to provide a plethora of garage door repair services and that's exactly what we do with the difference that we make sure each service is to the full satisfaction of the client.

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What You Can Fix Alone

06/10/2014 Back To Blog

Very often people get very confused when it comes to garage door maintenance. Quite often they hear about the importance of taking care of garage door problems and then again they read about all the potential dangers that can come from unskilled garage door repair. It's basically a very thin line between what we are allowed to do as homeowners and what we should refrain from. So, what exactly can we do and what are the things we should stay away from?

Can I lubricate garage door parts?


What You Can Fix AloneBasically, it is not that complicated, it is only poorly explained. As an overall, repairs need good experience, the right tools and expertise. We are often discouraged to repair parts because the mechanism is complex. We are definitely warned to stay away from garage door springs because they are mounted with high tension that can be abruptly released and inflict injuries. One must definitely know one's limits and surely garage panels are heavy, need special handling and attention.

So, what we can do? Our tasks are limited in cleaning the door and its parts. If you are careful and good handymen, you could also lubricate the components and adjust the sensors and the garage door track.  You could tighten a few loose nuts and check whether the door moves properly, the hinges are rusty and the door is balanced. You can test the sensors and see if the bottom seal is worn. You can be mindful to strange noises or even paint the panel.

Don't think for a second that these tasks are not important. Having a good look at the parts and knowing whether you need maintenance or cleaning the tracks ensuring that garage door rollers will move smoothly is extremely significant. Every other task can put you in trouble since you might get injured, choose the wrong repair parts or do the job improperly. If you think about it, it's not to your advantage to repair the garage door yourself. Sometimes, mistakes come with a great cost!

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