Just Say NO to DIY Garage Door Repair

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Although it may be possible to save money by completing some home improvement projects yourself, others, like garage door repair is best left to experienced garage door service professionals. On the surface, the garage door may appear simple enough to repair, but there are lots of complex parts that can go wrong.

Problems involving the garage door springs, cables, or panels pose significant risk of injury. Other potential mishaps include further damaging the door, poor workmanship, and voiding manufacturer’s warranty. Professionals possess both the experience and equipment needed to ensure safe and proper garage door repair.

Professional Repair Required

Here are the four garage door problems that should always be repaired by a professional.

Broken Torsion Springs

Weekend warriors beware: torsion springs under tension can be incredibly dangerous. The springs are limited to a specific number of open/close cycles; usually 10,000. Four cycles per day means that they should have a seven-year life expectancy. To minimize the risk of them damaging property (e.g., your car, the door itself, the electric opener, etc.) or injuring you, you should honestly never try adjusting or replacing this critical part yourself. Always choose to hire a service professional.

Frayed or Snapped Cables

Another critical component on your garage door is the cables. Lift cables work with torsion springs, whereas, retaining cables work with extension springs. Both are made from heavy-duty galvanized steel and are, like the springs, under tension. Although the cables should operate without incident for several years before losing tension, fraying, or snapping, they should be inspected as part of a regular maintenance schedule. Factors such as damage or rust can cause the cables to fail prematurely. You’ll also want to routinely lubricate them.

Worn-Out Rollers

Rollers allow the garage door to open and close smoothly and, if nylon, quietly. If the door starts shaking or sounds awful, this usually indicates that the rollers have met, or are nearing their life expectancy. More serious problems such as a jammed door or bent tracks can develop if worn rollers are not replaced or are incorrectly installed. Hire a service professional to replace worn rollers with 13 ball bearing nylon ones. These rollers permit the door to operate smoother, quieter, and without stressing other vital components.

Damaged Panels

Most sectional garage doors – the most common door sold in the U.S. – are composed of four panels. These panels can become damaged by excessive wind or your vehicle. Depending on factors, such as the age of your door and cause of damage, replacing one or two panels may be possible. A service professional will assess the damage to ensure it is only contained to the panel(s) and provide you with their recommendations. Gauging the extent of damage is especially important if a vehicle backed or drove into the door.

Professional Garage Door Repair

If your garage door reverses direction when attempting to close, the remote or wall switch is not responding, or you’re experiencing any other problems with either the door or opener, it’s time to call Arizona’s Best Garage Door and Repair Company at (480) 448-5782. Arizona’s Best Garage Door and Repair company specializes in the installation, maintenance, and repair of both residential and commercial garage doors and electric openers throughout the greater Phoenix metro area.

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