Garage door maintenance and repair may be intimidating to some homeowners. What with the size of the doors and mechanics being involved, it can appear to be a lot to those who are new to garage door maintenance and repair. However, with a little know-how, even a beginner can diagnose, repair, and maintain their garage doors. This can extend to even garage door opener repairs.
Although many things can go wrong with a garage door opener, many of the issues can be fixed by the homeowner if they have just a little bit of skill and patience.
Even though the garage door is an important part of the home, providing both safety and curb appeal, the mechanics of a garage door opener are not especially complex.
The most common garage door opener is chain driven. It is not radically different from how a bicycle works. The chain turns gears which raises and lowers the garage door. Common garage opener repairs may give you a flashback to those days repairing your bicycle in the driveway. Actions like oiling the gears and fitting the chain back on the track are common repairs.