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Don’t Get Doored! DIY Garage Door Repair Tips for Homeowners

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Let’s face it, a malfunctioning garage door can be a real pain. It disrupts your routine, exposes your belongings to the elements, and can even pose a safety hazard. But before you call in the professionals (which Advanced Door is always happy to do!), here are some DIY garage door repair tips you can try at home.

Safety First!

Always prioritize safety when working on your garage door. Disconnect the opener before attempting any repairs, and use caution around springs and moving parts. If you’re unsure about any step, it’s best to call a qualified technician.

Diagnose the Problem:

The first step is to identify the issue. Is the door not opening or closing smoothly? Is there a grinding noise? Does the opener light blink repeatedly? Once you have a better understanding of the problem, you can narrow down potential fixes.

Common DIY Repairs:

  • Lubrication: A lack of lubrication can cause your garage door to become noisy and sluggish. Use a spray lubricant, like Advanced Door Lube, on the hinges, rollers, and tracks.
  • Loose Hardware: Over time, screws and bolts can loosen. Tighten any loose hardware with a wrench or socket set.
  • Sensor Misalignment: Modern garage doors have safety sensors that prevent the door from closing on an obstruction. If the sensors are misaligned, the door won’t close properly. Check if the sensors are clean and their beams are aligned.
  • Remote Control Issues: Replace the battery in your remote control. If that doesn’t work, some remotes allow you to re-program the code. Consult your owner’s manual for instructions.

Advanced Door: Your Partner in Garage Door Solutions

While these DIY tips can address some minor issues, remember, a qualified technician is always recommended for complex repairs or safety concerns. At Advanced Door, our experienced technicians are highly skilled in troubleshooting and resolving all types of garage door problems. We offer fast, reliable service to get your garage door back in working order quickly.

Don’t let a malfunctioning garage door become a major headache! Contact Advanced Door today for a free consultation or to schedule a service appointment. We’re here to help you keep your garage door running smoothly and safely for years to come!

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