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4 Do’s and Don’ts of Garage Door Repair

Garage door repair may seem straightforward but knowing the do’s and don’ts can help you avoid problems. By hiring the right professional, performing regular inspections of your garage door, and by staying attuned to the signs that your garage door needs repair, you can keep your garage in overall good condition. Here’s what you need to know.

1. DO Perform Regular Inspections of Your Garage Door

Inspect your garage door annually to look for signs that the door is in need of repair. Some people inspect their garage door themselves; others hire a professional. We recommend that you hire a pro for tune-ups and inspections at least every two years, even if you’re inspecting your own garage door in the off years. If you use your garage door daily, it’s a good idea to have a pro come to your home annually.

When performing the inspection yourself, look for loose nuts and bolts that need to be tightened, and grease the joints with silicone grease. Listen for loud noises in the door’s operation – sounds like squeaks or clanging noises. If you aren’t able to get rid of those noises by performing your own tune-up, then hire a professional.

2. DON’T Ignore Signs Your Garage Door Needs Maintenance or Replacement

Have you noticed that the spring over your garage door is starting to sag? Do you feel like your garage door is getting louder with every usage? Is your garage door opener becoming unpredictable or has it been breaking down regularly? Know when to get professional repair. If your automatic garage door opener breaks down frequently, it may be time to get it replaced.

3. DON’T Try to DIY Complex Garage Door Repair

Some garage door repairs are just too complex to be performed by a homeowner. For example, it’s never a good idea to replace the spring over your garage door as a DIY project. The spring over your garage door is wound tightly and is perfectly calibrated to ensure that your garage door has the right amount of pressure for raising and lowering the door. If the spring is too tightly wound, it could easily break, which could lead to a serious injury and real damage to your door.

If you’re not sure whether a garage door repair is the right project for you, don’t risk it! Contact Overhead Door Company of Oklahoma City to make an appointment for repair.

4. DO Hire a Reputable Professional for Garage Door Repair

When you’re trying to get your garage door fixed, make sure the professional you’re trying to hire knows what they’re doing. Look for a garage door repair company that shows signs of being reputable, well-established, and capable.

  • Review their website. It should be professional quality and helpful.
  • Assess their customer service practices. Do they answer the phone politely? Know the answers to your questions? Respond to inquiries quickly?
  • When in doubt, check their references to ensure that other customers have had good experiences with them.

Ready for Garage Door Repair? Contact Overhead Door Company of Oklahoma City

At Overhead Door Company of Oklahoma City, we’re happy to help customers like you keep their garage door in good condition! Call today to make an appointment for repair.

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The Overhead Door Company of Oklahoma City
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Betsy Chronister
Betsy Chronister
2022-09-13
I was given a very fair quote. A week later a tech came and installed. Then came back to install lock. Tech was very professional and polite. Spen time with me making adjustments to my liking. I totally recommend Overhead door to my fellow Okies.
Hendrix Morrow
Hendrix Morrow
2022-06-29
Overhead Door did a great job. They got me on the schedule the next day and fixed my spring in 30 minutes or less. Joe was great, professional, and courteous. Awesome service, and he didn't tell me I needed extra materials like the previous garage door people that quoted me $575. Overhead Door told me a price over the phone and it didn't change. I'd recommend them every time.
Sandy Molleda Molleda
Sandy Molleda Molleda
2022-03-22
A very good place for a new garage door and a new remote.
John Ehrhardt
John Ehrhardt
2022-01-28
Pleased with their services. Coil spring broke and door stopped working. Spoke to Ron, and less than 24 hrs later the technician had us up n running again. These guys did exactly what they promised to do, with no nonsense. I like that.
Julie Franco
Julie Franco
2021-08-24
Excellent and always count on them. Take care of you right away. I will always recommend them.
Tiffany Sbriglio
Tiffany Sbriglio
2021-07-31
I had called overhead doors because there was something wrong with my door. I had no clue what was wrong. The door technician they sent out was Amazing. He was fast pace,clean,organized and also showed/told me what all he was doing. Derick S. Is the reason why I will keep going back to them. He made sure he cleaned up his mess before leaving, he really went above and beyond. Request Derick for your service.

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