Garage Door Repair

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  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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

    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.

  • How to Fix a Sinking Driveway

    This article shows you what to do when your driveway starts to sink and pull away from your garage floor. The fix is easier than you might…

  • 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 Won't Close

    Does your garage door refuse to stay closed? When it hits the floor, does it go back up? You don't need a new garage door; you just need to…

  • 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…

  • 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…

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