Overhead Garage Door Repair
The most common type of garage door found in residential homes is the overhead garage door. These garage doors are referred to as being overhead because of how it moves upward when opening. With overhead garage doors being so common, it’s important to know what kind of repair services are provided for them.
The Best Overhead Garage Door Repair Service
Your overhead garage door is able to function thanks to the many parts that work together. However, if one part isn’t working, it leads to a domino effect that’ll result in your garage door ceasing to operate. Here are the types of repair services we provide at AAA Garage Door Repair.
Springs help your overhead garage door open successfully by allowing the door to move easily. Instances in which your springs might break include rusting, wear and tear, and poor maintenance, such as not lubricating your springs. Garage doors will either have torsion or extension springs. The main difference between torsion and extension springs is that torsion springs turn in order to open or close a garage, while extension springs, as their name suggests, extend. The good news is that one of the services we provide at AAA Garage Door Repair is spring repairs, whether your garage runs on torsion or extension springs. Your garage door springs can be repaired by either replacing or maintaining them regularly.
The cables of your garage door work with the springs to allow your garage door to open and close. The reasons your cables might require repairs include slipping from the cable drum, rust, wear and tear, and repeated use, among others. For instance, when cables fall off the drum, your safest option is to call a technician. Cables can also be adjusted if you notice anything unusual about how your garage door opens and closes. As long as you remember to clean and lubricate them as needed, you can avoid serious problems with your garage door cables.
Overhead garage doors can be opened with the help of a high-tech opener. Garage door openers are provided by many different brands, including but not limited to LiftMaster, Genie, and Chamberlain. These openers are usually attached to the upper ramp on the ceiling and can be connected to your phone or a remote. Openers also need just as much care as any other part of your garage door. Make sure they have the right batteries to operate and that you check on the state of your opener from time to time.
Garage door rollers work alongside the tracks to allow the door itself to move and stay in place at the sides. They can be made of nylon, steel, or plastic, with nylon and steel being the most durable options. To ensure your rollers receive proper care, inspect for any debris and take time to clean them thoroughly, then lubricate them. Allowing the rollers to collect debris can prevent the garage door from being able to open or close fully. Keep your garage door rollers in shape, so the rest of your garage door works.
The tracks of your overhead garage door keep the garage door as a whole in place during operation. The tracks require just as much attention in the form of a thorough cleaning. It’s also important to ensure your garage door tracks are aligned. Misaligned tracks can result in a plethora of problems for your garage door.
Contact Us For High-Quality Garage Door Repairs
These five garage door parts are the ones to pay attention to if you want to know whether or not you need an overhead garage door repair service. The good news is that you don’t have to look far for a great garage door repair service if you live in Houston. Contact us at AAA Garage Door Repair for the best service in Texas!
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Frequently Asked Questions
Can I perform some garage door maintenance myself?
You can do small things for your garage door to help keep it running right. Every few months, clean out the tracks and lubricate the rollers. Additionally, perform a visual and auditory inspection every once in a while. Keep an eye and an ear out for signs of wear and tear or damage. You can clean your garage door and weatherstripping as well. Everything else should be left to professionals.
Do you replace parts?
We do replace parts. Sometimes, repair isn’t feasible if parts of your garage door are damaged too much. In that case, we’ll replace them instead.
Which springs are better, torsion or extension springs?
Torsion springs are better. They cost more, but they are more durable and less likely to cause injury upon breaking. If you have the money to purchase torsion springs, they are always a better option.
Why is my garage door making so much noise?
Unusual noises during the opening and closing process are often a sign that something is wrong with your garage door. You should contact a professional if you notice any unpleasant noises emanating from your garage door.
Are you fully licensed and insured?
Yes, we are. We are fully qualified to work on garage doors, and we are happy to provide proof upon request.
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Houston TX 77024