Garage door repair basics

Many people have often wondering how a garage door gets installed into a home.  If you are one of those people then you are not alone.  Colorado Garage Door is a company that specializes in the proper installation of garage doors.  They do not believe in wasting your time, nor would they want to waste their time on something that will not last.  Just because of this exact reason you will be nothing less than satisfied.

There may have been a lot of times that something has broken and it needed to be repaired.  Whether it was your car, cracked phone, windows, kitchen appliances, or even your washer and dryer, there are always going to be unexpected expenses that arise when you are a home owner.

Once you have a good understanding of what the basics of a garage door repair are you may find these tips a little bit helpful.  If the job does not require any major work, then you can possibly perform the garage door repair with the help of some friends.

Here are some things to know about garage door repairs:

  1. The first thing that you will have to do before you can even go on any further with installing your new or just repaired garage door, is putting the panels around the frame of the garage door. Usually there will be careful instructions that you can follow on the owner’s manual about this process.  If you have installed a garage door before you should still always refer to the owner’s manual because not all garage doors are the same.
  2. The next most important thing about garage door repairs is that the tracks are in the correct places. The tracks are what makes the garage door function.  They need to be aligned just right so that the wheels do not get stuck.  The alignment of the tracks will determine whether or not the garage door will be able to open and close.
  3. All garage doors have something called an end bearing on them. This is basically the piece of the garage door that allows the rods that form tension in the track in order to make the rods slide around the garage door tracks.  This is all part of the system that makes the rods and wheels pull the garage door from a vertical to a horizontal position and vis versa.
  4. After all of the major components of the garage door are properly installed it is then time to focus on the hinges. There should be a power unit that goes into the garage door frame.  When this part is in place there is a center bracket that needs to be assembled.  After the brackets are correctly set in place then the hinges will be tightened after that.

These are the basic steps that you will need to take in order to get the frame of the garage door put into place.  After this is where you will likely need to call in a garage door service guy to complete the project.