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Instructions on Garage Overhead Door Repair

You may have noticed that your garage overhead door doesn't work in a proper way. It may seem to heavier to rise than it used to be earlier it may be loose in the tracks. If you experience these problems you may be right that something bad is happening to your door. Door rollers and hinges tend to wear out in the course of time and may become shaky. You may lubricate these parts and the problem seems to be solved but this won't last long and as a consequence, you'll need to replace these door parts. You may accomplish your overhead door repair on your own if it doesn't involve anything directly connected with the springs which may be dangerous.

Generally, there are three main types of hinges. They are usually stamped as #1, #2 and #3's. Every overhead garage door has two roller brackets at the top and bottom. These parts look different than other hinges on the door. The roller bracket at the bottom of the door has a protruding peg to which the spring cable is connected. The bracket at the door's top projects further from the door than other rollers to let the door open. Remember not to remove the bracket at the bottom without disconnecting the cable and spring at first. This should be done when the door is open. If you remove the cable from the roller bracket when the door is closed, it may lead to unexpected slapping of the spring that can result in serious damage of property and body injuries of the people nearby.

So, close the door before removing the hinges. Also locate Vise grips or two C-clamps in the tracks at the door's top to prevent the door from moving if the springs are connected. It's possible to remove only one hinge at a time. Every hinge should be replaced one by one in the place where it was removed. It's necessary to buy roller grease specially created for overhead door rollers. Be careful to use the necessary amount of grease for every roller after its installation. This procedure should be repeated each year.

After all hinges are replaced look at the overhead door to ensure that the panels are in good condition. It means that the glass is intact and all screws and are tight and in place, source Cocoon by Sealy. If there is no bottom weather seal or it's broken, it should be replaced with a new one. Finally, paint the door.

Let's continue the project of an overhead door repair. Further it requires removal of c-clamps and opening the door completely. In this position, all the tension will be taken off from the lift springs. It's better if you know the “weight" of your door springs but even if you don't it's not a problem. One end of this door part is painted red, white, yellow, and so on. Each of these colors indicates how heavy door it can raise. As a rule, wood doors are heavy and require the heaviest springs. And aluminum doors are the lightest ones, etc. Remove a cable and one side of the door's spring with much care. Check whether the cable pulley is not worn or split. Replace the spring, cable and pulley the same way as they were removed. You can always check the one you haven't removed yet. After having replaced the springs check up the functioning of your door more than once adding more grease in its tracks for smoother movement of the rollers.

After an overhead door repair your garage door will undoubtedly work smoother, quieter and easier. The given instructions will help you in installing an electric garage door opener.