Where can I repair a garage door

Repair garage door yourself

Make a damage diagnosis

If damage or defects occur on the garage door, these can often be localized in the mechanical area by visual inspection. Typical cases that require repair are:

  • Lock mechanism no longer works
  • The garage door can no longer be closed completely
  • Feathers are hanging or broken
  • Roll mechanism stuck or blocked
  • Attachment points are broken or rusted
  • The door is bent by the vehicle or by blunt force

Since, apart from an electric drive unit, all components of a garage door are freely accessible and clearly visible, the causes of the dysfunction can be searched for. All moving parts should be checked individually for their function. If there is a movement blockage, individual screws or fastenings must be loosened.

Understand functions by hand

If the garage door is not completely blocked, the door should be moved by hand in accordance with its intended function. Unhooking springs or dismantling the connection to an electric drive can help.

Bent parts should always be removed before corrective surgery. Metal brackets, rods and hinges can often be bent back to their original shape when they are warmed up. As soon as the garage door starts to creak, a complete check of all components should be carried out.

How to fix your garage door

  • Replacement accessories or spare parts such as rollers, screws, washers, lock cylinders or pivot bearings
  • Garage door construction plan
  • ladder
  • Screwing tools
  • Pipe wrench
  • working gloves
  • Bunsen burner or
  • Welding machine

1. Lock mechanism

Remove the lock cylinder and check that all locking rods and locking bolts can move freely. Test the function of the locking cylinder separately and replace it if necessary.

2. Gate closure

Measure the position and shape of the garage door with the spirit level. Place a straight test bar diagonally from one corner of the garage door to the opposite corner. This is how you can recognize a twisting of the entire door or the frame. A twist can be "pulled out" with support struts screwed on at a later date.

3. Replace springs

You can treat rusted or hardened springs with rust removal spray. If that is not enough, you will need to replace the springs.

4. Replace the rollers

If the running and guide rails and the rollers are clean, there may be damage to the roller bearings, for example. The roles must then be exchanged.

5. Replace the fastenings

Frayed, rusted through or broken connections can be re-welded. In the case of metal gates, with the exception of aluminum, sheet steel with a new hole can be welded flat onto the damaged area.

Always keep the manufacturer's construction and assembly plan. It is an indispensable basis for assessing the actually necessary position or shape of individual components before a repair, for example.

Author: Stephan ReporteurStartseite »Building» Garage »Garage door