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We don't have a particularly large garage, and we do anything we can to try and conserve space. The old garage door had quite a wide swinging hinge, which meant there was a large area where we could not store anything. We have recently switched to a slimline garage door, which rolls up overhead and has a much smaller profile overall. Not only do we have more space, but the new garage door also looks great and has made the whole garage look nicer. This blog is all about new options for garage doors with slimline profiles and modern styling.

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How to Repair Your Garage Door

by Tyrone Cooper

Garage doors typically endure daily use and incorporate many moving parts. They are also exposed to the elements consistently, which exacerbates wear and tear. Also, the garage is one of the most important rooms in your house. It's where you keep your expensive car when not traveling, among other essential households. For this reason, your garage door must function properly to prevent possible delays or accidents. Below are some of the problems you might encounter with your garage door and how to fix them.

Garage door cables

First, note that even though this is easy to fix, the system has springs on the garage door that require extra caution when handling. Otherwise, should the springs get out of place during adjustments, your hands could be severely injured. What you need to do first is find where the problem is. The problem can easily be located by disabling the automatic opening mechanism and moving the door manually. In most cases, you'll find that the cables slipped off the pulley. When the garage door is halfway opened, get the cables back on track and the problem is fixed. Make sure that you have someone with you so that the door doesn't roll back down while you set the cables.

Garage door springs

First, you need to understand the type of springs on your garage door. Garage doors use either torsion or extension springs, which are very different in terms of repairs. Since both of these springs are loaded with stored energy when the garage door is closed, they can only be detached for repairs when the door is opened.

To replace extension springs, open the garage door to relieve the spring tension and disconnect the pulley at the end. Now install the new springs and reconnect the pulley, and you are good to go. On the other hand, replacing torsion springs is quite dangerous and should be left to professionals. Though some people think that the process can be handled by merely watching online tutorials, it would be better to call a professional and avoid the risks that are involved.

The process for dealing with torsion springs is tricky because, unlike extension springs, torsion springs store their energy by twisting, which can be a complicated process to handle. If you were to replace them, you would need to unwind and wind them when uninstalling and installing them, respectively. This requires a lot of energy and poses a danger should the spring slip out of place.

Call a garage door repair service for more information.