How Can I Fix My Garage Door?

DIY repair is all the rage these days — and we’re all for it, even though we do garage door repairs professionally. But we always caution our El Dorado Hills customers — make sure you know what you’re getting into. If you are not careful, you can do expensive damage to your garage door. You can also seriously hurt yourself — especially if you plan on repairing garage door springs or cables. The safe rule of thumb is this: Only attempt what you are sure you are capable of. If there’s ever any doubt, call a garage door professional. We can give you advice or come out and get the work done safely and correctly. We offer 24/7 emergency garage door repair service to the greater El Dorado Hills, California area.

Garage doors are highly intricate mechanical items. Though their functioning may look smooth and simple, it really is anything but. Like repairing other complex mechanics, there can be a lot of swearing involved. Know what you are getting into. Sometimes just saving yourself the hassle by calling a pro for garage door repair is worth it. And there’s no shame in asking for help. If you ever have any questions, call us. We’d be happy to see what we can do.

Our certified technicians have years of repairs under their belts and have seen just about every kind of broken garage door there is. When working with hardware you’re unfamiliar with, it’s easy to make a mistake or overlook an important part. In garage maintenance, these types of errors can lead to even more costly repairs in the future. By mishandling your garage parts, you risk voiding the warranty and you could even cause personal injury or property damage if the door falls. Most repairs are very affordable, and you get the benefit of peace of mind thanks to our 100% satisfaction guarantee.

Always Call a Professional for Springs & Cables

It’s true that fairly basic repairs you might be able to yourself with a well stocked tool belt, some online tutorial videos, and a sizable swear jar. But a word of advice: Any garage door repair that involves springs or cables always requires a professional. These components can be under an incredible amount of pressure. If a cable or spring should suddenly snap, it can cause serious bodily injury, even death. A garage door professional has both the experience and tools to be able to do the job safely. Give us a call. We’d be happy to help!

A Garage Maintenance Company You Can Trust

Our certified technicians pride themselves in delivering quality repairs throughout the El Dorado Hills area. If your garage door is in need of fixing, talk with us today. We know things can go wrong anytime, that’s why we’re available 24/7 day and night. Our team will quickly arrive at your home or business, diagnose the problem, and resolve it. Talk with us today and let us know how we can help.

Regular DIY Garage Door Maintenance

One easy repair you can do yourself periodically is to just go over the components of your garage door with a wrench and tighten them down. Loose nuts and bolts are what cause those loud rattles in your door. By tightening them, your door will run smoother and last longer.

Have you ever considered a garage door makeover? You could start with changing the paint on the exterior part of the garage door. Make sure you purchase a long lasting, durable coat of paint. As weather may permit, the paint needs to stay put and pretty for years to come. What about the interior of your garage? Did you recently add some outlets and running water to your workshop? Or perhaps you’re converting the garage into a studio or home brewery. Whatever the reason may be, call us today to get a safety inspection on that main door before you invite friends or business over.

Don’t Forget to Regularly Inspect the Door

One thing you can easily do yourself is to inspect the door. Manually open and close it. Notice how it functions. Does it rattle? Does one side lean to the other? Does it seem rusty? Are the tracks straight and clean of debris?

Take a look at the springs and cables. Are they rusty? Are the cables frayed? Do they have excessive slack? Does any area seem particularly brittle? You should also go over them with a can of garage door lubricant. Avoid WD40, since this can cause premature rust. Use a paint brush to get into the cracks and crevices.

If you notice anything that concerns you, call us. We’d be happy to help.

Questions or Problems? We’re Happy to Help

If you’re concerned by anything you notice on your garage door, give us a call. We’d be happy to do an inspection or answer any questions about garage door repair. In fact, it’s probably a good idea to have a technician give your door a tune-up and inspection at least once a year. This way we can spot problems before they become expensive issues. We have been helping homeowners with garage door repair in the El Dorado Hills area for a number of years. Looking to change the entire look with a more trendy garage door? No problem, we can help install a new door for your home or business.

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How To Tell When It’s Time For New Garage Doors

Do your garage doors look like they’ve seen better years? Do rust, dents, and frequent breakdowns accurately describe your door? Then perhaps it’s time you consider replacement garage door installation. You may be used to your loud and difficult-to-budge door, but that doesn’t mean you have to put up with it. Let’s face it, your time is valuable, and by replacing the door you can spend less time messing around with it and more time on things that matter. New doors come in all shapes and sizes from steel and aluminum to wood, fiberglass, and vinyl. Give EDH-Serrano a call and we’ll get that door replaced in an instant.