Common Garage Door Repair Questions Answered
Most people who own automatic garage doors know for a common fact that these doors require regular maintenance and repairing. There are a number of garage door parts and each one of them is equally important towards proper functioning of the entire mechanism. So, if you are planning on buying a new house with a garage, you obviously want to factor in the garage door repair and maintenance costs that you will incur.
In this article we answer some of the common questions regarding any sort of repairing or maintenance of an automatic garage door.
How Much Does it Cost?
Depending upon the damage it can cost you anywhere between $50 -$700. If any of the smaller parts such as the wheels or the spring are broken, then you can have only that part reinstalled. But in case the central mechanism has faced damage and require fixing then you are in for a budget burner. For people living in the Ajax area, contact Durham Doors anytime for pocket friendly garage door services.
Why has My Garage Door Broken Down?
The most common problem associated with garage doors breaking down is the spring or the cables. In case it is the cables the emergency cord should be able to help you. Otherwise it is most likely to be a broken spring that is not allowing your garage door to function. You should also check the power source and the remote for any potential problems.
Can I Replace a Garage Door Spring Myself?
If you do not have acute engineering knowledge, we would advice against attempting to fix any part of the door yourself. Sure, the wheels can be fixed in a DIY manner but parts that are central to the mechanism of the door should not be tampered with. Always contact professionals when you notice any problem with the garage door.
What to do When My Garage Door Refuses to Close?
There are sensors beneath the door that scan for items while closing it. In case an item is spotted the door will not close. Sometimes these scanners get covered by dust and thus they sense an object and stop the door from closing. Make sure the scanners are clean before closing the door. If this does not solve the problem, you will have to enlist the help of professionals.
What if I Need to Replace the Entire Door?
Replacing an entire garage door is possible and it will cost you anywhere between $1000 -$1500. There are of course lower range products available, however we advice steering clear of them. Buying a good quality garage door will eventually save you more on the repairs then you would by purchasing a low-cost garage door.
Maintaining a garage door is important towards its longevity and these are some of the aspects that you should keep in mind. Check out our blog for more information on garage door maintenance and contact us for any problems regarding your garage door.