Simple DIY Garage Door Repairs You Can Do Yourself

How’s your garage door working these days? Does it open and close slower than it used to? Are your springs rusty, loose or brittle in places? Are the bolts loose? Are any panels missing? Sometimes it’s best to just bite the bullet when it comes to garage doors repair.

Tighten Any Loose Parts

There are some easy repairs on your garage door you can do yourself. Start by tightening all the bolts and screws. This is something you should do every few months or so. It can eliminate a lot of that noisy rattle so your door runs smoother. It also protects the parts of your garage door from wearing out prematurely.

Check Your Springs

It’s also a good idea to inspect your springs every few months or so. Look for any signs of rust, brittleness, or stretching. If you notice problems, call a professional for an inspection. Do not try to fix the springs yourself.

Straighten the Tracks

Check your tracks to make sure they’re perfectly straight. Vertical tracks should be perfectly straight and about the same height on either side. To straighten them out, loose the bolts that hold it in place. (Don’t remove them!) Tap the tracks back into a straight position and tighten the bolts.