Repairing A Broken Motor Or Panels

Posted on: 18 March 2018

Garage door repairs can either be very simple DIY projects, or difficult tasks that you need to let professionals handle. Of course, there are many aspects of the garage system that should only be handled by licensed contractors, like the actual opening motor. However, many other repairs are simpler than homeowners imagine. This article explains a few of the most common problems with the garage doors, and how they are best fixed. It should help you decide if you can fix the problem yourself, or if you will need to hire a professional.

Professional Opener Replacement

First of all, anything to do with your garage opening motor should probably be professionally fixed. The motor is not just an electrical component. It needs to be torqued so it can safely open the garage. This calibration process also includes servicing the coils and springs. Basically, the system that the opener powers and operates (including the coils and springs) needs to be professionally calibrated. So, if your garage is opening unevenly, loudly, or not closing all the way, you might need to call in a professional.

Replacing Just the Panels

Another one of the most common problems with garage doors is that people hit them with their cars and bend the panels. Bent panels can be easy to fix if they are just slightly damaged. However, if the panel is hit hard enough that the actual frame of your garage is bent, it will need to be professionally repaired. As a homeowner, you need to look at your garage to examine the extent of the damage. Look at the inside of frames that hold the panels in place. If these frames are actually bent or kinked, you will need to have them professionally replaced.

On the other hand, if the panels are damaged but the frame seems to be in good shape, you can probably repair them yourself. In fact, you could order your replacement panel directly from the dealership and have it delivered to your house. Then, you simply remove the panel from the frame with a wrench (no power tools are necessary). Once this is done, you put the new panel in its place and secure it to the frame.

This project is usually much easier than homeowners expect it to be. Use your best discretion, and don't take on a project that is going to be too technically or physically demanding for you.

For more information, contact companies like Edelen Door.