Dealing With Garage Door Hardware Damage? What To Repair And When To Replace

Posted on: 30 September 2016

If your garage made a snap or crunching noise and you've noticed some metal fragments or damaged parts on the opening system, you'll want to call a garage door professional do to some replacement or repair work. There are a few things that are worth repairing, and others that aren't worth the money. Here are a couple things you want to consider repairing so that you can restore the system to its regular use.

Spring Repair

The springs on the garage door can break from wearing and use, especially if you use the garage door frequently. If the garage door repair expert claims there is a spring that needs replaced or damaged, this is a small repair that is worth the cost, and you can consider replacing all the springs since the professional is already at your house.

Broken Cable

Cables will break and snap, and often it's because the cable gets rusted. If you live in a very humid area or you have a lot of moisture in your garage, the metal components like the cable will rust more quickly. Have the cable replaced, and then have the other cables and metal components inspected.

Items to Replace

Although springs and cables can be replaced, there are some other items that you should chose to not replace and update your garage system. These different items include:

  • The electrical system and control
  • The chain that runs the motions
  • Damages to the track

If any of these things are damaged, it may be time to update your system. Getting a system that has a belt that runs the door motions instead of a chain is quieter and you don't worry about rusting, and updating to a new wireless system gives you smart phone controls and capability. You have to make sure the repairs you are considering making are worth the investment.

Have the spring replacement expert come to your home and give you a cost to replace all of the broken or damaged components, and then have them give you a quote for a new updated garage door opening system. If the cost of the opening system isn't more than twice the cost of the repairs, it may be time to make the upgrade and to be smart with your money. You don't want to pay to repair a bunch of things, only to find out you need to replace the system later on. Contact a company like AAA Garage Door, Inc. for more information.