DIY Garage Door Fixes Made Easy

By Joxan Williams

Encounter a faulty garage door? This guide breaks down simple DIY fixes to get your door back in top shape.

Prioritizing Safety

Before starting any repair, safety is key. Disconnect power to the opener and use proper tools. Always prioritize your safety.

Silence the Squeaks

Noisy garage door? Lubricate the rollers, hinges, and springs with a silicone-based lubricant to reduce friction and noise.

Track Alignment Check

Misaligned tracks can cause issues. Check for gaps between the rollers and track. If misaligned, loosen the screws and gently tap the track into position.

Changing Worn Rollers

Worn rollers can hinder door movement. Inspect and replace any damaged rollers—nylon rollers offer a quieter, smoother operation.

Balancing Your Door

Worn rollers can hinder door movement. Inspect and replace any damaged rollers—nylon rollers offer a quieter, smoother operation.

Opener Troubleshooting

Problems opening or closing? Check the opener’s settings and adjust force and limit settings as necessary for smoother operation.

Weatherstripping Refresh

Damaged weatherstripping can let in elements. Inspect and replace it to maintain your garage’s temperature and prevent water ingress.

Cables & Springs Check

Inspect cables and springs for wear or damage. If they're frayed or broken, consider professional help, as these are high-tension and risky to fix.

Keep Running Smoothly

Regular maintenance prevents future problems. Lubricate moving parts, tighten loose hardware, and keep tracks clean for optimal performance.