Garage Door Repair and Installation Odem, TX
Corpus Christi Garage Door Repair services Odem, TX and the surrounding communities for all their garage door repair and installation needs for both residential and commercial customers. We understand that most homeowners and business owners often use our garage doors without even thinking about it or worrying whether everything is working correctly or not. You press the button on your remote and poof! The door opens. Then you hear some bizarre noises… Don’t panic! First of all, you should understand that the movement of the garage door and the action of your door opener involve a certain amount of noise. Since safety is our main priority, there are a few things to double check to ensure your garage door is working properly.
Garage Door Repair
First, examine your spring system. Whether you have a torsion spring system (located above the door) or an extension spring system (located above the horizontal tracks), check to make sure the springs aren’t broken. Next, take a look at your rollers, horizontal tracks and hinges. Check the rollers on each side of the door to see if any of them are broken or in poor condition. Looking from the back of the garage, make sure that the two horizontal tracks are well-aligned and parallel. Also verify that the bolts in the triangular steel braces that hold up the tracks are firmly tightened. Check to make sure that none of the screws holding the rollers in place have come loose. Then, check your lifting cables. On each side of the door, inspect the lifting cables to make sure they are winding correctly around the reels located at the top of the vertical tracks. Also check to see if either of the cables is frayed.
Garage Door Installation
The last steps involve checking the door opener rail, door opener drive and your exterior weather-stripping. If the carriage assembly that pulls the door consists of three pieces, check to see if the bolts holding them together are firmly tightened. Whether your system is chain-driven or belt-driven, make sure the tension is correct. Ideally, there should be some give in the chain or belt, which shouldn’t be stretched tight as if it were a guitar string. However, it should be tight enough so that it doesn’t hang out of the door opener carriage. Check to see if the weather-stripping on the exterior framework is well-attached to the door frame. If you don’t find anything broken or seriously out of adjustment, you may be wondering what you can do on your own to help make your garage door work better. It’s simple: a good lubrication of the metal parts that move the most—the rollers, hinges and springs. All you need is a little motor oil (e.g. 10W-30) and a rag. On the other hand, if you find any significant or unusual problem, don’t try to repair the broken part yourself, especially if it has anything to do with the spring system. Doing so can jeopardize your safety and that of your family.