Garage Door Repairs

Garage Door Repairs Pretoria, Centurion, Johannesburg

It is of utmost importance to keep your garage door in working condition at all times to provide safety and security; which in simple terms means that when you need garage door repairs please attend to them in a timely manner. Waiting will just cost you much more in the long term as one breakage will lead to the next if not fixed.

Following these tips will assist you with some spot problems to repair your garage door.

One of the common problems might be that the garage door won’t open or close. If this is the case and you’ve got an electric opener; a good solution is to check the keypad first; which may simply need to be reprogrammed.

Another common problem could be that the garage door sticks when opening or closing. This might mean that the rollers and/or hinges probably need some lubricating. Tracks may also be dirty, clogged or out of alignment. Take the time to lubricate both your tracks as well as the rollers using garage door lubricant spray or powdered graphite in the tracks, and household oil or silicone spray on the rollers. Remember that if there are any pulleys, lubricate them with the same lubricant you used on the rollers. Assess these metal tracks and look at the mounting brackets that hold the tracks to the walls. If they are loose, tighten them.

Tracks can be cleaned with concentrated household cleaners to remove heavy dirt and hardened grease.

By closing the garage door, you should be able to examine the tracks for dents, crimps or flat spots. Most of the time you can pound such damaged spots out with a rubber mallet. If they are badly damaged it is better to have them replaced.
Garage doors operate on spring tension or torsion. The door moves on metal tracks on the garage walls and heavy springs are what provide the power. In most cases, when the door does not work easily, the springs are the problem area. Springs are seen as the most important and most dangerous component and it’s always best to have a qualified technician repair or replace your garage door springs for you.
Caution: Do not try to repair a spring or replace it. The tension is so great that the spring could injure you.

For doors with this type of spring repair, give us a call or use our contact us by email on the right.