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5 Common Garage Door Repairs

Garage door repairs usually aren’t too complicated to carry out, but they can be dangerous operations due to the high tension of the garage door springs. If you have garage issues, it’s essential to contact a garage door expert like those at Orange County so you can have the problems remedied in a safe and efficient manner. Here are the most common garage door repair operations that we carry out.

 

Garage Door Spring Replacement

Garage door springs help moderate and provide balancing for the door’s weight, allowing it to close and open with ease. They work as a counterweight and help the door stay level as it gets piled up. Springs either come in the torque or stretching varieties, and are necessary to be solid and intact in order to ensure the continued longevity and effectiveness of a garage door. Springs are very tight, however, and should only be handled by professionals as amateur attempts to repair or modify springs can prove very dangerous.

 

Garage Door Seal Replacement

The seals on the upper and side parts of garage doors help seal out moisture, preventing mold, as well as protecting the garage from the weather outside. These seals often degrade, and their degradation can cause issues with the garage door jamb – we recommend the installation of PVC seals.

 

Garage Door Bracket Replacement

The brackets of the garage door allow the upper part of the door to be moved around – but they can accumulate rust over time and get worn out. Broken brackets are very dangerous, as they can cause garage doors to suddenly fall down with extreme speed and weight – so it’s necessary not only to replace faulty brackets, but to inspect your normally functioning ones on an annual basis to ensure their proper operation.

 

Garage Door Opener Repairs

Garage door openers utilize radio signals, circuitry, and sometimes Bluetooth for proper operation. The repair of garage door opener circuit boards can be attempted by educated amateurs, but we don’t recommend it as they are delicate, complex, and easily damaged mechanisms. Since circuit boards are part of your essential security infrastructure, as they allow the garage doors to close and open on command, they should always be repaired in a timely manner.

 

Garage Door Chain Drive Opener Gears

Garage door openers that utilize chains and sprockets can similarly degrade over time, requiring immediate repairs to mitigate the dangers of a collapsing door – and like the brackets, they need to be periodically inspected in order to ensure their proper continuing operation. Any professional garage door expert, like those at Orange, can efficiently and precisely inspect and repair gears and other parts of any chain based garage door opener, providing solutions that will last for long periods of time, ensuring your peace of mind.

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Reasons to replace a garage door opener

Does your garage door opener more closely resemble ancient technology, or does it not function like it used to? Here’s a guide, prepared by the experts at Orange County Garage Doors, as to how to know it’s time to replace your garage door opener.

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