According to this video, DIY residential garage door repair practices save homeowners time and money. Remember, regular maintenance on the garage door prevents unnecessary faults and prolongs its lifespan. Here is a simple repair guide for every DIY enthusiast.
Assess the metal tracks in the garage and identify mounting brackets that reinforce them to the wall. Are they loose-fitting? Tighten the screws or bolts near the brackets. Check the tracks for flat spots, crimps, or dents. Pound damaged spots using a hammer or rubber mallet and a block of wood. Replace overly damaged tracks.
Use a level when checking tracks to ensure they are well aligned. Vertical and horizontal tracks should lie at the same level on the garage walls. Clean the tracks and rollers with a concentrated cleaning agent to remove hardened grease and dirt and wipe them dry.
Where the hardware is loose, tighten it accordingly. Examine the plates on the swing-up doors where the spring is fixed to determine whether the screws are tight. Reinforce loose screws. Assess the hinges that secure the door sections together, tighten loose screws, and replace broken hinges.