Garage Doors Repair

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Garage Doors Repair

Introduction To Garage Door Springs Garage door springs counterbalance the weight of the door to make it easy to open and close. They serve the same purpose of counter weights used to balance doors in centuries past and in many doors today. For example, if a garage door weighs 100 pounds, a spring force of 100 pounds needs to pull against the weight of the door. This can be accomplished with springs that either stretch or torque special parts to assist in balancing the door. Introduction to Garage Door Spring Video. Introduction To Garage Door Counterbalance To safely repair garage doors it’s necessary to understand the forces at work. In this video you’ll learn how the door system is counterbalanced allowing the springs to offset the weight of the door throughout the doors travel. Standard Garage Door Torsion Springs Standard residential torsion springs are found on a shaft above the center of the garage door. These springs typically come in 1 3/4″, 2″ and 2 1/4″ inside diameters. Introduction to Garage Door Torsion Spring Video. EZ-Set Torsion Springs If your garage door has a broken EZ Set spring, you have two basic options for restoring your door to its previous working order. The simpler and safer option is to keep your EZ-Set system. The other is to convert to the Standard Torsion Spring system. Wayne Dalton TorqueMaster Torsion Springs Wayne Dalton’s TorqueMaster spring system uses unique hardware. The track radius is smaller than on most other doors, the cable drums are smaller, and the shaft has a unique shape. The torsion springs, instead of sliding over the shaft, fit inside the shaft. Sectional Garage Door Extension Springs Extension springs have four characteristics: length, inside diameter, wire size, and type of end. Even though springs have these properties, manufacturers generally do not make their extension springs based on the dimensions you may find on your door. Every manufacturer has its own design for making springs. One-Piece Garage Door Extension Springs There are two main styles of one-piece springs. The first is the standard spring. This spring is used by a variety of door manufacturers. If the top of your door has rollers that move along a metal track that extends horizontally toward the back of your garage, you have standard one-piece springs. Commercial and Industrial Torsion Springs Commercial and industrial overhead doors range from weighing a few hundred pounds to over a thousand pounds. Vertical-lift and high-lift door systems are frequently used in commercial and industrial settings to maximize space. Read below measure your old spring(s) and find your new torsion springs to purchase. Self-Storage Roll Up Door Springs One-piece curtain doors operate in a similar manner to steel-rolling door springs. Like a steel rolling door, the curtain on these doors wraps around itself as the door opens. The primary difference, however, is that steel rolling doors are made of interlocking slats, while one-piece curtain doors are just one piece of steel. While steel rolling doors are typically found in heavier commercial and industrial environments, one-piece curtain doors are common in self-storage facilities. Steel Rolling Door Torsion Springs The torsion springs on steel rolling doors work the same way as other torsion springs in the garage door industry. When the door is closed, the spring is wound. The spring is secured to a spring anchor bracket on one end and to the shaft on the other. When the steel rolling door opens, the spring in the barrel supports most of the door weight. The remainder of this weight is lifted by the chain hoist or the operator. How To Measure Garage Door Springs Measuring garage door torsion springs is precise, technical work. It often stumps experienced machinists, engineers, and garage door service technicians. In the door business, we often make mistakes ordering springs. The standard joke is that we’ll use them as boat anchors, but you may not have a boat! Click to learn how to avoid ordering a boat anchor. Video on how to measure your garage door torsion springs. How to Weigh a Garage Door Often we have to start from scratch and re-engineer the torsion springs for an existing garage door. We do this by weighing the door and providing the drum information, door height, and track radius. There are two ways to weigh a garage door. If you have winding bars and torsion springs on your garage door, you’ll find this video helpful. Video on how to weigh a garage door with torsion springs. If you have extension springs on your door, or if you don’t have winding rods for a torsion spring door, you’ll find these instructions helpful. Video on how to weigh a garage door with extension springs or torsion springs. Using Torsion Springs with Different Lifts The main reason is to maximize cycle life. Unmatched springs will usually have one with a shorter cycle life that will break first. If both springs are replaced at the same time, the remaining cycles in the unbroken spring will go unused. Back to Top

Garage Doors Repair

Garage Door Repair With hundreds of moving parts that are all required to work together, it’s no surprise that garage doors may need occasional repair and maintenance. Garage door repair services are also required in emergency situations, like when the garage door won’t operate and the car is trapped inside or you’ve accidentally backed into the door when it was closed. Whether it’s a specific repair of your garage door opener, a broken spring that needs to be replaced, or a bent or rusted track, The Home Depot’s local, licensed service providers can get the job done quickly and efficiently. Garage Door Opener Repair Looking to repair your garage door opener? Common problems could range from issues with the remote or wall switch that control the garage door opener to more serious issues like a grinding noise coming from the opener itself. If you need help with repairing your garage opener, schedule a repair appointment today! We repair all major brands and have same-day availability in most markets, so we can get your garage door opener repaired and running smoothly. Garage Door Spring Replacement If your garage door’s spring breaks, stops working properly, or snaps, you’ll lose the ability to open and close your garage door. This could happen due to a variety of issues, like normal wear and tear or from extreme temperature changes in a short amount of time. Spring replacements require a quick response from a garage door provider near you. Contact The Home Depot and a local, background-checked technician will respond within 24 hours. Track & Lift Cable Problems An off-track garage door is a serious problem that should only be handled by qualified repair professionals. If your track is bent, severely rusted, or there are additional problems with lift cables, your garage door likely isn’t opening and closing properly. Call The Home Depot today and let us handle your garage tune ups and repairs.

Garage Doors Repair

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Cable Installation I remember one DIYer who removed his whole garage door trying to reinstall one of the cables. You can follow a simple procedure to avoid the DIYer’s mistake. In fact, this can be one of the quickest repairs. I can usually do it while holding my breath. It irks the customer because of the service fee. Take a hint from the pros. Video on how to replace your garage door cables for a standard torsion spring door. Video on how to replace your garage door cables for a Wayne Dalton Torquemaster System. Video on how to replace your garage door extension spring safety cables. Commercial Cable Replacement Instructions(PDF) for a 22 X 14 door stuck open with cables off and center-mount jackshaft operator, inside lift Instructions(PDF) for a 10 X 10 dock door with no operator, outside lift. Bottom Roller Replacement Although the roller may look pretty nasty, this is a really quick job. This can be a very dangerous job if done incorrectly, so follow the warnings! Video on how to replace your bottom fixture garage door rollers. Video on how to replace all of your garage door rollers quickly. Middle Roller and Hinge Replacement Have a cracked hinge in the middle of your garage door? Need to replace a roller that’s in the middle of your door? There isn’t too much to this task, but make sure you follow all of the warnings! Video on how to replace your garage door rollers. Video on how to replace all of your garage door rollers quickly. Top Roller Replacement Thanks to the top fixture, you’ll have an easy job replacing the rollers at the top of your door. Video on how to replace your top fixture garage door rollers. Video on how to replace all of your garage door rollers quickly. Pulley Replacement Does your garage door close part way then reopen? Does the door bind and stick? Are there scraping sounds as your door opens and closes? In my 30 years servicing garage doors I have found these symptoms to be some of the more challenging for do-it-yourselfers to diagnose. One major cause of failure for garage doors using extension springs is that the pulleys wear out. End Bearing Plate Replacement It’s late Saturday morning. Your coffee’s cold. You’re half way finished replacing your garage door torsion springs and you just discovered your end bearing is shot. Or, you’ve greased every moving part of your door and you still have this loud annoying squeak. And then you find this seized bearing. No problem! This can wait. End Bearing Replacement Sometimes customers prefer to keep the same end bearing plate and replace only the bearings. With just a few parts found in many garages you can keep that older, heavier end bearing plate and replace only the bearings. How to Assemble Garage Door Strut Kits Garage door struts reinforce door sections, preventing them from bending or breaking. They also aid in the smooth opening and closing of the door. If the sections are not rigid, the garage door will bind as it opens and closes. How to Install Garage Door Strut Kits Garage door struts stiffen door sections to prevent them from bending or breaking. They also allow the door to open and close smoothly. Bottom Section Replacement Of all the sections in garage doors, the bottom one needs to be replaced most often. Since this section is closest to the garage floor, it absorps the most amount of water and is eaten more frequently by little critters. Instructions(PDF) for wood flush door bottom section app. 12′ wide with center-mount jackshaft operator – includes scribing, inside lift. Instructions(PDF) for wood flush door bottom section app. 12′ wide, with center-mount jackshaft operator, outside lift. Back to Top

Garage Doors Repair

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