Your garage door in your Houston home is made up of many different moving parts that come together to create your garage door system. That means there are different parts that end up needing to be replaced. That is why we are going to go over commonly replaced garage door parts. This way will not be caught by surprise on finding out there needs to be part replaced on your garage door and garage door system.
Garage Door Springs.
Your garage door springs create the tension to hold the weight of your garage door when it opens and closes. Most garage door springs are rated to last about 10,000 cycles. With using your garage about 4 times a day, that comes out to about 7 years. Now, that is not taking into account Houston humidity. That is why keeping your garage door springs lubricated twice a year is important. If this is not kept up with this Houston humidity and storms, that lifespan can be shortened.
If your garage door spring has rusted and is about to break or has broken, you CAN replace the spring yourself, but we do not necessarily recommend that. That is because it can be dangerous to replace the springs yourself. Your can read more about that in Risks of DIY Garage Door Spring Repair. Instead, it’s best to call a professional to get your garage door springs repaired or replaced.
Garage Door Panels.
Garage door panels can easily become dented from a vehicle bumping into the garage, or other objects hitting the door. This can cause the garage door to buckle depending on the extent of the damage and how long it was left untreated. If caught early, you can get away with replacing the garage door panel instead of having to replace the entire garage door.
Garage Door Hinges.
Garage door hinges connect the panels together and are made from metal and can and will rust if not properly maintained. It is important to inspect and lubricate them twice a year. Replace the ones that look too rusted or have broken. This will prevent worse issues in the long run.
Garage Door Rollers.
Metal garage door rollers can rust. Any rollers you find in any of these conditions need to be replaced. You can replace your metal rollers with high-quality nylon garage door rollers.
Garage Door Tracks.
The garage door tracks are where the rollers go into in order to open and close the door smoothly. Bent or warped garage door tracks are a common cause of garage doors coming off tracks. There are some instances where you can bend the track back in place. Yet, if the bend is pretty severe, or if the track is damaged, then it’s just best to replace your garage door track.
Garage Door Openers.
We could not go into commonly replaced garage door parts without mentioning garage door openers. Garage door openers are usually built for 10-15 years of use. If your garage door opener is that old and causing your problems, then it is probably best to replace the garage door opener. However, there can be other reasons as well, such and getting an opener that is quieter or one that has newer features like lights and a built-in camera. LiftMaster is the gold standard of garage door openers and the ones we here at Spectrum Overhead Door recommend.
Whatever your Houston garage door repair needs are, Spectrum Overhead Door LLC can take care of it, often within the same day. We provide fast, friendly, and affordable garage door repair service in Houston that has satisfied hundreds of customers. Call 281-748-9542 or if you are on the East side of Houston 713-557-3407 to schedule your appointment
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