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Garage Door Repair

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

  1. 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 it's done.

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  1. 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.

  2. 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 bundle.

  3. 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 adjust the travel setting. Here's how.

  4. 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 get your opener running again.

  5. 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.

  6. 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 pass along some pro advice that you won't find in the manual.

  7. 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 standard hardboard garage door.

  8. 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 it to keep your garage door in good working order.

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