Repairing A Broken Garage Door

Garages operate on a system of chains, springs and rollers. These help open or close the door as the case may be. Since it is powered by electricity, you expect your garage to function efficiently all the time. However, just like any other power operated equipment, garage doors do malfunction. This is not the only problem you will encounter. It could be a broken handle, window pane or chain. Below are guidelines on repairing a broken garage:

Repairing A Broken Garage Door

  • Under normal circumstances, garage doors are supposed to function automatically. This is made possible by a number of chains and springs in the mechanism that move along a track. After a number of uses, the system becomes lose and the door sticks. You should not try to remove tension springs by yourself.
  • Check whether the door has veered off the track. Tighten any nuts and bolts connecting the roller to the garage door. As you do so, the tightening bolts and nuts pull the door back into position.
  • You may notice that the door gets stuck any time it opens or closes. There could be a noise like that of a grinding stone. It means the door chain needs some oiling. Spray or apply a lubricant or oil on the chain. Switch off power to enable you operate the door manually. Slide the door up and down the chain to allow the lubricant spread evenly.
  • Another problem with garage doors is the seal. It may be broken or worn out. Advanced Door can replace the seal to make your garage tight.

Garage Door Handle Repair

  • Garage doors do not open easily without handles. They get broken especially if you like slamming the door forcefully. Eventually the screws loosen giving rise to a breakage. This is how you can fix it.
  • Using a screwdriver and wrench, remove all screws fastening the handle to the door. Once the screws are out, you can take out the broken handle.
  • Take the damaged handle to a shop that deals with hardware items and get a replacement. The reason why you need to carry the broken piece is to assist you buy a similar replacement. It should be exact otherwise the new handle will not fit. You can also buy the replacement online.
  • Install the new handle by slotting it into the space where the broken one once stood. Ensure that the screw holes are aligned with those on the door frame. Put in the bolts through the handle and door frame holes pushing them with care till they emerge from the second side.
  • Replace the nuts with your hands and tighten them using a ratchet. Repeat this for all the bolts till you feel the handle is securely in place.
  • The windows on your garage door break as a result of age, being hit by a stray baseball or a rock from some hooligans off the street. Occasionally, you will have to replace these panes.
  • If you notice a broken window, take the measurement of the broken pane. This is what you will take with you to the glass mart. Determine whether the pane is to be removed from inside or outside.
  • Remove the broken pane by easing off the putty or other lips holding the glass. Be careful not to injure your fingers. You should put on gloves before handling broken glass.
  • Put in the replacement pane. Spread putty all around the edge of the glass pane in order to seal it. Put back the lips with the help of cement. Allow it to dry before you can move the door.

Garage Door Window Repair

The windows on your garage door break as a result of age, being hit by a stray baseball or a rock from some hooligans off the street. Occasionally, you will have to replace these panes.

If you notice a broken window, take the measurement of the broken pane. This is what you will take with you to the glass mart. Determine whether the pane is to be removed from inside or outside.

Remove the broken pane by easing off the putty or other lips holding the glass. Be careful not to injure your fingers. You should put on gloves before handling broken glass.

Put in the replacement pane. Spread putty all around the edge of the glass pane in order to seal it. Put back the lips with the help of cement. Allow it to dry before you can move the door.

For more troubleshooting and repair tips, contact Advanced Door today! We handle all your garage repair and replacement needs 888-377-3667!