Garage doors are composed of mechanisms which help to open the doors through use of a remote device. The mechanisms like any other machine are prone to damage through normal wear and tear. In order for the doors to function properly, the home owner needs to perform various repairs. And this is what you need to know about if you’re starting a door repair business.
Inspect the garage door
Problems on dallas garage doors occur on several components such as the doors, tracks, opener and brackets among others. In order to know where the problems are, you need to take time and inspect the doors and the mechanisms for opening them. Look for dents, check the tracks if they are aligned well, the brackets, the rollers and the doors themselves.
Apart from the above parts, you need also to check the springs and the opener. Inspect if the opener operates as it should, check for any obstructions on the tracks and lastly inspect the drive belt.
Door repair or replacement
If the garage door has problems, you have the following options to help you solve the problem. If the doors are made of metal and dents have occurred on them, you can use a rubber mallet to eliminate the dents. A wooden door can be repainted after sanding allowing for better movement.
Garage doors that cannot be repaired, you can opt to buy new ones. Start by taking measurements of the garage door and proceed to purchase the correct one at the store. Once purchased, you can follow the instructions that come with it to help you install it.
Are the tracks obstructed? Are they aligned well? This are some of the details that you need to check for when inspecting the tracks. If the tracks are not aligned well, you can loosen the screws holding them in place and using a hammer, simply tap them to the proper position. Once you have finished tapping them into position, you need to bolt them back.
Proper aligned tracks are supposed to slant horizontally towards the back of the garage.