Replacing your garage door opener can be a real pain in the neck. There’s the immediate issue concerning how you’ll access the interior (and that can be a challenge!). Then there’s the complicated task of figuring out which parts you’ll need, what exactly should be replaced, how to get started, and how much it will cost you in the end. This article will break down everything you need to know about overcoming your garage door obstacles.
If you’ve checked all the above things first and still have problems closing your manual garage doors you may have a broken spring, cable or pulley. Don’t try to keep closing the door. It will only make things worse and cost more to repair.
This is a clear issue of obstruction on your door’s path. Again, take a look at the track that raises and lowers your garage. Is there a foreign object in the way? If there is, get rid of it and try again. If removing the jam won’t do the trick, you may have several chains that need lubricating.
Lubricate any moving parts on a regular basis. Pay particular attention to the rollers and the tracks that they are set in. If your door gets squeaky, this is probably the place that’s making the noise!
In the main sectional garage doors are designed to be fitted behind the opening as this allows full drive through height and width to be obtained. However it is not always possible to fit your new sectional door fully behind the opening. This could be that you do not have enough headroom or room behind the piers or in some cases you may not have piers on both sides of the opening.
Remote is broken and/or lost. Let’s assume you have already checked under all the cushions and have looked in ever conceivable place. Now, before you give yourself a hernia, go inside and check to see if the receiver and opener are still working. You will know by pushing the “open” button that is most likely located on the wall.
Third, in a sectioned door, replace pieces which have become damaged. If rot or termites have set in, or a hole has occurred, or you can feel weakening in a certain section, remove the damaged portion of the door and replace it with an undamaged section. You can then paint or stain to match the rest of the door.