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Facts & Questions

Got questions about garage door repair in Salem? You're not alone. Here's the lowdown on what most folks want to know, minus the jargon and fluff.

What Are Common Garage Door Problems?

Sometimes, your garage door acts up because it feels like it. But more often than not, there are a few usual suspects behind the mischief. First off, noisy doors could mean you need some lubrication or adjustment—think of it as a squeaky wheel needing grease. If your door is playing hide and seek by refusing to open or close completely, sensors might be blocked or misaligned; they’re like the eyes of your garage door and need a clear view to work right. Lastly, if opening your garage feels like lifting weights at the gym, springs could be calling for help—they do heavy lifting so you don't have to.

Can I Fix My Garage Door Myself?

Diving into DIY territory can feel empowering but tread carefully when it comes to your garage door. Simple tasks such as sensor cleaning or minor adjustments are within reach if you're handy with tools and follow safety guidelines closely. The Door & Access Systems Manufacturers Association offers great resources for safe DIY practices. However, tackling spring replacement or cable repairs without proper training is akin to diffusing a bomb based on an online tutorial—not recommended. These components are under high tension and pose significant risk if mishandled.

How Often Should Maintenance Be Done?

Maintenance is the unsung hero that keeps your garage door running smoothly long term—you wouldn’t drive thousands of miles without checking oil levels in your car; treat this no differently. Aim for annual check-ups where all moving parts get inspected: tracks cleaned out from debris build-up which allows smoother operation, U.S Consumer Product Safety Commission recommends keeping those photo-eye sensors free from obstruction too—and while at it ensuring bolts are tightened just right so nothing comes loose unexpectedly during operation.

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Zachary Garage Door Repair
Salem, MA

(351) 222-3781
business hours

monday - friday
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
saturday- sunday
8:00 am - 8:00 pm