Garage Door Repairs in Toronto can be a tricky problem, if you don’t know what part is not working or operating correctly then it the troubleshooting itself can be frustrating but we have some tips here to possibly help you figure out what garage door repair you are in the market for. We are a full service garage door repair company serving all of Toronto and the GTA including Scarborough, Etobicoke, North York, Downtown Toronto, and East York.
The Garage Door Isn’t Opening Properly Repair
Garage doors or overhead doors, whether they roll up in sections or swing up in one piece, operate on spring tension cable. The door moves on metal tracks on the garage walls, and a heavy spring or springs provide the power. In most cases when the door doesn’t open easily, at home tune ups are fairly simple. Here are some helpful garage door repairs you can try at home.
Step One: Check the metal tracks inside the garage. Look at the mounting brackets that hold the tracks to the walls. If they’re loose, tighten the bolts or screws at the brackets.
Step Two: Check the tracks with a level to make sure they’re properly aligned. Horizontal tracks should slant slightly down toward the back of the garage; with roll-up doors, the vertical sections of track should be exactly plumb.
Step Three: Clean the tracks with concentrated household cleaner to remove dirt and hardened grease. Clean the rollers thoroughly, and wipe both tracks and rollers dry.
Step Four: Check for loose hardware, and tighten as needed. On swing-up doors, check the plates where the spring is mounted to be sure the screws are tight, and tighten any loose screws. On roll-up doors, check the hinges that hold the sections of the door together; tighten any loose screws, and replace any damaged hinges.
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Garage Door Repair if the Garage Door Isn’t Opening at All
If your door isn’t opening at all, it is most likely the torsion spring, at the center of the door, DO NOT TRY to repair it. The tension is so great that the spring could injure you. For doors with this type of spring, call a professional repair service. Call us today at
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