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If you have a car, it is also important for you that you have a secured garage with a well-functional garage door and electric garage door opener, and efficient spring system. At the same time, it is equally important that you know how to conduct garage door repair if something goes wrong with the mechanism. Click here to learn more about the overhead garage door system. Following mentioned are the necessary steps which should be followed:  

  • If garage door tracks become loose, then tighten the screws, bolts, and nuts of brackets accordingly. However, if you found that tracks are badly damaged, they should be replaced immediately.
  • Make sure that the tracks are properly balanced and aligned. Both metal tracks should be at the same height on the walls of the garage. While inspecting the garage door, if you find that the tracks are not aligned perfectly, just loosen the screws and bolts to tap the tracks completely. Make sure that you tighten the screws once you have done.
  • While conducting a garage door repair, you should clean the tracks using a mild household cleaner to remove the hardened grease and dirt. Clean the tracks and rollers thoroughly and then wipe them to dry.
  • Lubricate the garage door parts thoroughly using a lubricant spray or powdered graphite. You may use any high-quality household oil and silicon spray on rollers, tracks, springs, and pulleys.   
  • Make sure that any loose hardware should be tightened as required. In the swing-up garage door system, check the plates where the torsion springs are mounted to make sure that they are tightened. Otherwise, the damaged hinges should be replaced. If the garage door sagging on one side then fix it by adjusting the hinges.
  • Check the torsion springs to make sure that they are adjusted properly. To adjust the tension of springs, they are hooked into the next notch or hole on each side of a garage door. If you face any difficulty while performing this task, consult an experienced garage door contractor.

The automatic garage door comes with reversible sensors devices and a motor that drives a carriage along with the tracks and rail above the garage door opening. These parts are connected to a drawbar which operates the limit switch that travels on the path of a garage door. Most garage doors are designed with a radio receiving system. Thus, when you are going to perform garage door repair on your own, make sure that you have detailed information about the mechanism and structure of the garage door.