Garage Door Repair Hermosa Beach Ca
Garage Door Spring Repair
While most aspects of garage door repair can be handled on your own, the springs are the one area where it really is best to leave it to the experts. Every garage door one of two types of springs running along the track: torsion or extension springs. These springs are under considerable amounts of tension -this is what enables them to lift the garage door in the first place. Attempting to fix or replace them without knowing exactly what to do can result in severe injury and even death should the spring hit you.
Garage Door Opener Repair
In general, there are three types of garage door openers: chain drive, belt drive, and screw drive. Chain drive openers are the most common and fairly simple to install. They’re also reliable, though the noisiest of the three. Belt drive openers replace the chain with a belt which makes them quieter, though more expensive. Screw drive openers utilize a threaded steel rod rather than a belt or chain in order to move the trolley that opens the door. They have less components which increases their life expectancy and they tend to be quieter than a chain drive opener but noisier than a belt drive opener (Lift-Master Garage Door Opener).
Regardless of the type of opener you have, if the opener is malfunctioning and you need to get your vehicle out right away, there is an easy solution. Look for the red cord having from the guide track. Pull on that cord and the garage door will be disengaged -allowing you to lift the door open and get your vehicle out of the garage.
Sometimes, simply pulling this cord is all that’s needed. Pressing the button on your electric garage door opener will reengage the door and frequently return it to proper operation. If further repair or installation of a new drive system is necessary, this is a job that can you can do on your own. It’s about a medium level in difficulty.
Garage Door Cable Repair
Garage door cables should be repaired once they begin to fray. If you’re unable to tell if the cables are frayed, putting on a leather glove and running your hand along the cable to see if it “catches” will tell you if the cable needs to be replaced.
Replacing the cables falls on the difficult level. This is because the springs must be dealt with in order to complete the repair. As mentioned above, if you do not feel comfortable working on the garage door springs, be safe and call a repair man. This repair also will take roughly one to two hours or so to complete if you have the right tools and are sure about what you need to do. The process does differ if you have torsion springs or extension springs so understanding what type of springs you have is essential.
It is important to note that if you replace the cable on one side of your garage door, you must replace the cable on the other side as well. This is an inexpensive repair so making sure both cables are in proper working order is just good sense.