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Garage doors can open and close on their own. Although it's rare, here's what to look for.
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Here's the video I used - I found it pretty helpful:
Garage door spring replacements cost me less than $100 by doing it myself and only took me about 25 minutes. As far as I know, changing out the garage door springs will solve most issues. I found at kit online at a place called garage door nation and just bought that one since they seemed the most legit and included all the extras.
I am usually not good with these types of things. I saved almost $500 by doing it myself.
Hope this helps!
Assuming you are talking rollup garage door - issues similar but not as many parts on a tilt-up door.
Many rollup doors in residential use go 30 years or more on original springs.
Generally, they do not need to be replaced till they break. A broken one should be pretty obvious - the door will open very hard because it is being pulled up more at one side than the other, if at all, and one spring will be wound tight while the other will be looser, and usually the break is a visibly obvious one - either a visible break in the main portion of the spring, or the free end that goes into the end plate is broken off. Compare the springs against each other to see they look the same.
Also, if you think a spring is broken but can't see anything wrong, maybe the set screws that hold the end plates tight onthe axle have vibrated loose, relaxing the tension on the spring.
As the door gets older you may need to have a garage door repairman adjust the spring tension tighter if the door starts opening hard or balking at opening, though that is more often a problem with dirty slider track and bearings from dust accumulation, which you can clean with WD40 and then lubricate the side support rollers with motor oil or household oilcan. On lubrication of the slider track there are differences of opinion - some say clean with a non-oily solvent like brake cleaner and leave it clean and ddry so dust does not stick to it, other say oil with a light household oil or WD40. I prefer the latter so the plastic slider does not get worn out sliding on the metal slider track or pole, though it definitely does accumulate an oily dust grunge. The cleaning and lubricating should be done at least yearly - every 3-6 months if you use the door multiple times a day, more often if you are in a real dusty area like the Dust Bowl, the desert, or close to the beach.
I think he is trying to upsell you on something you don't need, or their company policy is neer fix, always replace - some companies are in that mode not, to prevent future call-backs when it does not work.
IF only needs screws, sounds like a good do it yourself job with self-tapping sheet metal screws. Or a Handyman could do for maybe $50-70 if that is all that is needed.
If the weatherstrip is damaged and in on the front edge of the garage door, one other possibility - replace with one like this, or screw a bottom compression type rubber weatherstrip on the bottom of the door - actually work a lot better than the face-mounted ones anyway, in my opinion. Look like this from M-D Building Products and Frost King among others. Can also be used nailed to frame to flap contacts door face as an edge and top weatherstrip -
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They did fit the trim and then the garage door failed to work. Immediately, he started to become very rude and obnoxious stating he was not responsible for the garage door not working and it was our garage door opener. He also stated he did not know enough about the particular garage door opener to even try and figure out the issue. Our garage door opener is a very common one and they advertise this particular make on their website. I explained to him that it was working perfectly fine as they could see when they arrived and now since installing the trim it was not working. He became quite aggressive and made me extremely uncomfortable and started telling me he was not taking any responsibility for it not working and that it was not the garage door it was the opener. I tried to explain that I was not a garage door expert and that I could not be certain what the issue was but this was getting me nowhere with him. Then he started to accuse me of all sorts and became very unprofessional. In the end I told the other guy with him who was trying to be much more helpful, to remove him from my property as his attitude was disgusting and that I would call another company to fix it. I called another company who came out within a couple of hours, added a screw to the track that was missing and re-set the opener. They explained that anytime you install a new door, you need to reset the opener. He had me press a button on the wall whilst he pressed a button on the box and 5 mins later everything was working perfectly and I had to pay him $39.95 for the call out.
Their website says "If your not happy, we're not happy", well I was not happy, you were aggressive, rude and had to be thrown off my property and left me having to find another company to do the job you should of been able to do as a garage door installer.
Would I recommend you, never, not in a million years.
They suggested a couple of options including repair, and replacement with explanation in detail.
Their response was very prompt because they carried most of parts in their van. In my case, however, they did not have a part I wanted, and they installed a higher version without additional cost.
1. We were told when we received the original estimate that the work would be performed in about 3 weeks from that date. It actually took over a month to get the appt. and we were never given an explanation nor an apology for the delay.
2. There was a relatively
3. This is the main and most serious issue. When the appointment was scheduled and confirmed, we were told that the technician would be arriving between 11:00 AM and 1:00 PM. When he hadn't shown up by 1:00, my wife, who had been waiting all morning for him, had to call the company to find out what what happening. She was told that the technician was having a problem with his first job, and it was taking longer than anticipated. The appointment was rescheduled two more times later that day, and each time when the technician had not showed up within the time frame, it was my wife who AGAIN had to call the company to find out what was happening. By this time, it would now be well after 3:00 before the technician would even get to our house, and since we were told that it could take 5 hours or even longer to complete, it seemed obvious to us that the job would have to be rescheduled for another day. However, it was only after a rather vehement protest on our part, were we able to get the company to agree to reschedule.
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