Garage doors work in a pretty straight forward manner. If you have an automatic garage door opener, then you will simply push a button and the automatic garage door opener will pull the door up or push it down. If you do not have an automatic garage door opener installed, then you would have to manually lift the door up and push it down. When the door operates smoothly and freely it is nice and there are no problems. If the door begins to get heavy, not open evenly then we have some problems.
First of all there are a few repairs that are actually safe to do by yourself, and other repairs that we would recommend you never do!
Here are a few repairs that are safe to do yourself:
See if your garage door is making excessive noise – If your garage is beginning to get loud with clunks and clacks as it goes up and down it may require some maintenance. Some of the parts may be getting worn out, or other parts may be getting loose? Usually a good lube and tune is needed. A lube and tune is where the door is inspected, all the hardware is tightened up, and all of the moving pieces are sprayed down with a good silicone based spray.
Check the rollers and tracks:
You are looking for bent tracks, broken rollers. Also check for dirty rollers and tracks. If there is dirt, just clean everything off real good and spray down with a silicone based lubricant.
Some repairs that would require a professional repair man such as the folks over at Repair My Garage Door Aurora, CO. They offer garage door repair services, Aurora CO
These repairs consist of hard to open or close doors. Doors that won’t budge either way, doors that have fallen off their tracks. Usually these repairs are due to broken springs or cables. Those springs are under extreme pressure and if you are not sure what you are doing, you can be seriously injured.
Also if you go with a name brand quality manufacturer of garage door openers such as Chamberlain Liftmaster you will find that you have better luck and the opener will last a long time.