If your garage door is not working at all or not working correctly, you might wonder if it is something that you can fix without hiring a professional. The truth is that there are some relatively simple things that you can do to repair your own garage door and other repairs that you should leave to a specialist. Here are some issues you can try to tackle on your own and others that signal a call to a garage door repair company is your best bet:
Do-It-Yourself (DIY) Garage Door Repairs
Tightening Bolts, Nuts and Hinges: If you are hearing an unusual sound from your garage door, the solution may be as simple as tightening up the bolts, hinges and/or nuts that move your door up and down. This is an easy fix and does not need to be done by a professional.
Lubrication: Another simple do-it-yourself garage door maintenance task that you can complete is lubrication. In order for your garage door to work efficiently, it needs to be lubricated so that the door can open and close without significant friction. It is wise to use garage door lubricant rather than a lubricant you may have on hand.
Check your sensors: You might be surprised to learn that your garage door will not work at all if something inside your garage is blocking your sensors. So, before you call a garage door repair company, check the area around the sensors for any obstructions.
Professional Garage Door Repair in Minneapolis, MN
There are other more serious issues that require the help of a professional garage door repair company. Your garage door is extremely heavy and doing a serious repair yourself can be dangerous. We recommend that you hire a professional for repairs of the springs, tracks, cables, rollers and the garage door opener apparatus. Rise & Shine Garage Doors can handle any garage door repair from a simple fix to a full garage door replacement, or anything in between. Our staff is knowledgeable, courteous and respectful and will thoroughly explain what we find and our recommendations for repair.
If you are concerned that your garage door is damaged or is in need of repair, contact our staff 24/7 at 612-886-9606 for a free estimate. We understand how important your garage door is to your daily life and we will respond quickly and can come out to complete repairs in a matter of hours.