Garage Door Repair Tips

Here are a few tips for those interested in seeing their garage door repair fixed after it has malfunctioned. 

1.  If the garage door spring, cable, or hinges are broken, stop using the garage door.  Reframe from opening and closing the door even if your car is trapped inside.  Not using the door is important because trying to operate a broken door can cause more damage, and make repairing the door much more expensive.

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Replacing Your Garage Door


Among the many garage door services the LGD Garage Doors supplies, LGD also does garage door 


Garage door replacement involves dealing with a number of issues. 

For one, a garage door owner must choose what type of garage door they would like.  LGD Garage Doors offers a wide variety of garage doors to choose from, depending on what a customer wants.  At LGD Garage Doors we offer a few basic types of garage doors, and are able to issue a special order for garage doors that we do not have in stock. 

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Types of Garage Door Problems

Garage door problems can come in various forms depending on the type of door and how it was used.

One of the most common problems is the garage door spring.  Garage door springs tend to break due to basic wear and tear, or because something has collided with the garage door and placed too much pressure on the spring.  Many times, when a spring is broken, the door will not lift, even when people try to lift it manually.  This is because the tightly coiled, high tension springs take a large part of the weight load of the garage door.

Another common problem is the garage door opener.  An opener can stop resposnding due to a variety of reasons, including a malfunctioning remote, a broken circuit breaker, or a worn out motor. 

Garage doors may also malfunction due to broken panels, loose hinges, broken cables, or bent tracks.  For each of these issues, a garage door technician can usually provide an answer and repair the problem on the spot upon arrival.

Strategies for Fixing Garage Door Opener

There are several ways to fix a broken opener.

First, you can examine and reset the force modifier switch.

Secondly, you can check the electric circuits to see if the problem isn’t just a blown fuse.

Another common issue is the remote controls.  Remote controls can malfunction due to a number of reasons, with the most common reason being that the garage door remote has simply run out of battery.  To check if the batteries are the source of the problem, you can try two things: moving closer to the opener and testing the remote at a closer range, or replacing the remote control batteries.

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Identifying A Broken Spring

Replacing garage door springs is a common problem that we come across.  Springs can wear out due to a number of reasons, including daily wear-and-tear. 

One of the signs that the problem you are facing is a broken spring is that the garage door will not open even when you try to do so manually.  This is because the spring plays an important function in carrying a lot of the weight of the garage door.  Without the spring to lift the wieght of the garage door, moving the garage door manually can feel virtually impossible.

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Selection of Seattle Garage Door Replacement

With the improvement in technology not only have the garage doors improved but the techniques and mechanisms in breaking them have also gone to higher levels. This demanded the production of a garage door that can counter the adversities of technology. The garage door openers seem to have provided people with the perfect option of protecting their cars and garage.

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Outline of Garage Door Services

Garage door services come in a variety of forms, depending on the problem affecting the garage door.  These problems can vary, and include broken garage door springs, malfunctioning garage door openers, garage door cables, and garage doors fallen off track. Each of these issues has its own unique solution.

(Pic Courtesy of Giles Douglas)

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Garage Door Panel Replacement Steps For Repairman

Fixing the garage door panel can be a multi-step process depending on the type of garage door being used.  Whether it is replacing an old door with a new door, or just replacing a part of a sectional garage door, the steps can differ.

Here is a basic outline of what steps a garage door repairman can take to replace the garage door panel.

(Pic Courtesy of Mosieur Jerome)

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Garage Door Springs and Openers

Garage doors can break down due to a number of reasons.  It can be a broken garage door panel, garage door tracks that have fallen off of alignment, or garage door cables that have fallen off of the drum.

Two common issues that arise with garage door malfunctions are the garage door springs and the garage door openers.

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Garage Door Parts

Finding the right garage door parts can go a long way in helping to keep the garage door working properly.  Like with most machinery, garage door parts can stop working due to basic wear and tear that comes with everyday usage.  To avoid unnecessary problems, customers should make sure to choose the right equipment that fits the specific requirements of their garage door. 

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Emergency Services

At LGD Garage Doors we care about quality and customer satisfaction:
  1. Garage Door Maintenance
  2. Broken Spring Repair
  3. Garage Opener Fixing
  4. Garage Spring Adjustment
  5. Garage Track Replacement
  6. Remote Control Fixing
  7. Torsion Spring Replacement

Garage Door Openers

We can repair almost any residential garage door you show us:

  • Liftmaster

  • Stanley

  • Genie

  • Chamberlain