Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Do It Yourself Garage Door Repair

By Mack Wilbure

Garage doors are a great amenity to have, but they can be a royal pain when they don't work right or are broken. The truth of the matter is that you should call a repair man when you can afford it, but in times like these most people want to try and fix it themselves.

The first thing to do if you are thinking of repairing your garage door yourself is to get a schematic. You can download one for free at our website on the links below. Look at this map of sorts and circle any place on the map that is the problem area. This will help you to pinpoint the problem of whether or not its the motor, the springs, or simple the door tracks.

Once you have found some problem areas and have pinpointed what is wrong, you can then start the process of pricing out specific parts. Home Depot and Lowes have many garage door parts and you can always get deals on Ebay or Amazon. If the parts you need are not available at these place then call a garage door repair shop. Once you have the prices to repair you can total out the complete cost to fix the door.

Making a grand total is very important because if your total is over $500 dollars to do it yourself, chances are it will be cheaper to have a repairman fix it as they can get parts at wholesale prices and often offer a discount if you use their services. Always make sure you get this grand total to make sure you save the most money possible.

Fixing the garage door yourself can be simple or hard depending on what needs to be fixed. If you are replacing the motor or springs you will need specific instructions, but everything else is pretty much just swap and replace.

The links below will take you to our website which offers a lot of great information on how to repair certain components. Make sure to price out a few repair services because if you can let someone else do it for relatively cheap, it is totally worth it.

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