Garage Door Repair
Do-it-yourself garage door repair how-tos and tips.
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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 saving energy.