Door Hinge Repair & Replacement
One of the most important components of a garage door’s operation is the hinge. These small pieces fit between each section of the door, giving it the flexibility needed to glide along the track when opening or closing. Due to their size as well as the disproportional amount of stress placed on them every time you use your garage door, these parts will wear down over years of use. Even high-quality hinges made from steel can begin to bend or malfunction.
Prompt repairs of your garage door are necessary to extend its lifespan and prevent smaller issues from becoming much more significant further down the road. Whenever possible, it’s best to call professional garage door technicians to help uncover any underlying issues that may be at play and to ensure safety during repairs or maintenance.
Why Garage Door Hinges Stop Working
Beyond normal wear and tear, there are some common reasons why garage door hinges begin to malfunction. Rust, for instance, can ruin the structural integrity of the hinge. Not only will this impact the specific hinge affected by rust, but the other hinges will then take on additional stress during the garage door’s operation. This can lead to each hinge becoming warped or damaged.
Misalignment is another potential source of trouble. This issue can be caused by a missing screw or improper installation of the hinge. Again, this can lead to larger issues as increased pressure and stress are put upon the undamaged hinges, garage door rollers, and springs. It’s very easy to connect a direct line between a single missing screw and the need for extensive repairs, if not a complete replacement, of your garage door.
Signs You’re In Need of Garage Door Hinge Repair
Issues with your garage door are typically easy to identify. You’ll notice the door struggling to move up or down or hear loud and unusual noises whenever the garage door is in use.
To identify issues specific to the door’s hinges, look for panels that seem stiff or unbalanced when moving. This usually means that a hinge has lost structural integrity or flexibility.
Luckily, garage door hinges are inexpensive to replace. If you have experience operating on garage doors, exchanging an old hinge for a new one is also a fairly simple process. However, if
you aren’t used to working on garage doors and find yourself searching “how to remove garage door” on the internet, you should call professional garage door technicians to best ensure a safe replacement process.
Contact Overhead Door of Portland For Your Garage Door Replacement Needs
The professional garage door experts of Overhead Door of Portland are available to repair, maintain, or replace your residential or commercial garage door. We can inspect the door to find the underlying issue and promptly get to work resolving the issue, so it returns to normal use.
If you’re in the Portland area and are experiencing issues with your garage door, call us today at 503-252-5111 to set up an appointment.
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4015 NW St Helens Rd
Portland, OR 97210
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