When it comes to garage door repair DIY options are usually out of the question. However, if you are handy with tools, there are a few things you can check out before calling in the pros to help. Here are a couple of quick DIY fixes you can try to see if you can repair your garage door on your own:
Sometimes, what seems like a big problem with your garage door might turn out to be nothing more than a loose screw. When screws are not properly tightened, it can cause the track to become misaligned, which in turn can make it difficult or impossible for the door to raise and lower.
Check all of the screws along the track to make sure that they are tightened all the way down and that they haven’t managed to wiggle loose.
Any type of misalignment in the tracks can cause issues with your door. Make sure that the tracks are totally parallel to one another and that they are adjusted to the same height. Make any changes to their position as needed to get them back into proper alignment.
Although it may sound silly, you would be surprised how many “broken” garage doors really just aren’t working because the batteries in the remote died. Even if the batteries are relatively new, try replacing them to see if that fixes the problem. Sometimes cold temperatures or other environmental conditions can cause batteries to drain faster than they should.
If none of these garage door repair DIY tricks work, you should probably contact a professional. They have the tools and training needed to evaluate your door and make any necessary repairs. Getting your garage door fixed as quickly as possible can help protect your home and your vehicle.