Converting Garages to Living and Working Spaces: Garage Door Blog

Converting Garages to Living and Working Spaces: Garage Door Blog

2 Types Of Garage Door Repairs You Should Never Attempt Doing Yourself

by Landon Little

If you enjoy doing maintenance around your home yourself, you may have some experience working with a wide variety of systems for your house. You may even have done minor maintenance and repair tasks for your garage door, such as patching a crack in the door or cleaning out dirt or a nest in the track.

However, not all repairs involving your home's garage door are appropriate for a do-it-yourself project. Below are a couple of types of garage door repairs you should never attempt doing yourself, and instead, have a professional who has experience do them for you.

1. Any Repair That Requires You to Remove or Readjust the Track Rollers

One type of garage door repair that you should not try doing yourself is anything that requires you to remove or readjust the track rollers. This includes replacing worn rollers or trying to pop one back in place if it has jumped the track.

While working with the rollers may seem like it would be easy enough to do yourself, their pins can easily bend, the tracks could bend or break while working the rollers, and their alignment can easily be knocked out. Unless you have the right tools and skills to work with the rollers, you should leave any repairs involving them to a professional.

2. Any Repair That Has to Do with a Broken, Stretched, or Detached Garage Door Springs

Another type of repair you should not try to perform on your garage doors is anything that has to do with the springs. No matter whether the springs are broken, stretched, or detached, you should only have a professional deal with any issues with them.

Because of the immense amount of tension that the springs are kept under, they can easily pop off or spring back and strike you or adjacent objects. A professional has the know-how and tools to work with, remove, and replace the springs safely without damaging property or getting someone hurt.

While some minor repairs can be done by you on your garage door, such as patching a crack in the door or clearing out a dirty track, there are some types that should never be turned into a DIY project. Any repair that requires you to work with the track rollers or garage springs should only be done by a professional who has the right tools and experience. If you suspect you have an issue with the rollers or springs, contact a company that offers garage door repair services to speak with someone to make an appointment. 


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Converting Garages to Living and Working Spaces: Garage Door Blog

Welcome to my corner of the internet. My name is Gina, and I have always loved making the most of spaces. In this blog, I am going to give you the tips and tricks you need to turn your garage into a living space. Here, I plan to cover everything from insulating the garage to installing new garage doors. If you need to add anything from a music studio to a kids' play room in your garage, you have come to the right place. I have been converting garages both professionally and personally for years. Please explore, and I hope you like these posts!