Garage Door Repair

Do-it-yourself garage door repair how-tos and tips.

How to Fix a Noisy Garage Door

Noisy garage doors are usually caused by worn rollers, loose hardware, parts that need lubrication or an opener in need of anti-vibration pads—all simple fixes.

Garage Door Repair projects

  • Garage Door Tune-Up

    An annual garage door tune-up helps ensure reliable, quiet operation and safety. Each step of the tune-up takes 10 minutes or less and is worth…

  • Garage Door Makeover

    Get the look of a traditional carriage-house garage door for a fraction of the retail price. With these DIY plans you can make your own using a…

  • Do it right. Do it yourself.

    The Family Handyman is proud to announce the DIY University. Courses that give you the confidence and know-how to get the job done right.

  • How to Install a Garage Door Opener

    Check out these expert tips for easier installation and trouble-free operation. We'll clarify the instructions that are most important and…

  • How to Fix a Noisy Garage Door

    Noisy garage doors are usually caused by worn rollers, loose hardware, parts that need lubrication or an opener in need of anti-vibration…

  • How to Rebuild a Garage Door Opener

    A garage door opener that hums or grinds but doesn't open the door may just have stripped gears—an easy, inexpensive repair. Use this guide to…

  • Advanced Garage Overhead Door Repairs

    Learn how to repair overhead garage door springs and cables—without winding up in the emergency room. Follow along as a pro explains how…

  • Fixing Garage Doors

    Make weather-tight garage door seals, replace rotted trim with maintenance-free vinyl and clean up a rusty track. Do it yourself and save a…

  • Garage Door Opener Repair: How to Troubleshoot Openers

    Garage door won't open? With a little troubleshooting you can usually avoid a costly service call and get your garage door opener working again…

  • Using CFL Bulbs in Garage Door Openers

    CFLs are replacing incandescent bulbs almost everywhere, but before you put one in the garage door opener, be aware there's more to it than just…

  • How to Install a Garage Door

    Garage door falling apart? Follow along as our expert shows how to safely install a new garage—door and how to remove the old one.