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Overhead Garage Door Repair 101: Rods vs. Springs

Does your overhead garage door sag in places? It’s a sign of age and general wear and tear. Overtime, the door becomes harder and harder to open. One way to square them up is to add tension rods or to adjust the tension if you already have tension rods. You can buy them at most hardware stores, ask an associate for a recommendation if you’re having trouble finding a suitable one for your overhead door .The rods run diagonally from top to bottom corners. Tighten the turnbuckle at each rod to straighten out the door and voila, you’ve just repaired your own garage door! 

Never DIY Spring Repair!

While rods are fairly easy to repair on an overhead garage door, springs are definitely not something you want to mess with. Always call a professional when it comes to springs and cables. These components are under an incredible amount of tension. If they should suddenly snap, they can cause serious injury or even death. Always call a professional when it comes to spring replacement, repair, or inspection. While an expert is there, ask them about the benefits of adding an extra spring to your overhead door. Though it might seem like a small improvement, adding an extra spring will help distribute the weight and mitigate the wear and tear that normally befalls the door component. It will be a relatively inexpensive installation and will help your overhead door’s lifespan.    

24/7 Emergency Overhead Garage Door Repair

We understand that garage doors rarely break at convenient times – if there ever is such a thing.We offer 24/7 emergency garage door repair to the Elk Grove area so you can go back to using your overhead door ASAP. Maybe you need to go to an important meeting in the morning and your car is stuck in the garage, or you don’t want to leave your car out overnight – whatever your situation, we can help remedy it. Don’t hesitate to give us a call day or night. All of our work is guaranteed and certified so you be rest assured that your automatic door won’t give you anymore trouble. Be safe. It’s always great to dabble in DIY repairs, if a job seems beyond your abilities, call in a professional to make sure it’s done properly.

How to Find a Garage Door Repair Company You Can Trust

Thinking of hiring a professional company to repair your garage door? Good idea! But keep in mind the quality available in local services can vary greatly. It’s important to work with a qualified professional who can fix the door correctly and for a good price. Talk to family and friend and see who they’d recommend. Check the company’s performance on Google and Yelp reviews, and research them through the Better Business Bureau. Are they licensed? Do they guarantee all their work? Do they have a physical presence in the Elk Grove area? How long have they been serving the local community? Do they offer 24/7 emergency repair service? Do your research beforehand to ensure quality service.