If you’re like most people, your garage door is used frequently and sustains normal wear and tear. But if the door becomes damaged, it can cause serious damage to your vehicle or anything stored in your garage. So it’s important to repair the problem as soon as possible. And that doesn’t mean you have to call a service professional to get the job done, since many garage doors are fairly simple to fix yourself.

If your Garage Door Fix is making a squealing sound when you operate it or seems to be shaking excessively, it’s likely that the springs need to be replaced. They will eventually snap after performing a certain number of cycles, so it’s best to have them replaced sooner rather than later. Similarly, the rollers on your garage door can be damaged if they come in contact with a foreign object or a sharp edge and need to be replaced.

Another common garage door problem has to do with the door’s safety sensors. If your garage door starts to close and then immediately reverses or reopens, the sensors may need to be adjusted or realigned. Check the manual for specific instructions on how to do this.

A noisy or shaky garage door can also be the result of misaligned tracks. Check them with a level to see whether they’re properly aligned. If they’re not, loosen but do not remove the screws or bolts that hold the track mounting brackets and tap the tracks gently with a mallet to straighten them. Once you’ve done this, re-tighten the screw or bolts and recheck the alignment with the level.

Lastly, if your garage door has become discolored or looks old and worn, it may simply need a fresh coat of paint. This is a relatively easy project that can be completed with a bit of elbow grease and some high-quality exterior grade paint.

Finally, if your garage door opens and closes, but doesn’t open when you press the remote control buttons, it could be that the circuit board needs to be replaced. This is a relatively easy project that requires only a small amount of electrical knowledge and a 1/4-in. nut driver.