How to Repair Your Garage Door

Garage doors are a convenient way to enter and exit your home in your car while shielding you from the elements in the process. However, garage doors can also be a source of frustration if they are not working properly. Before calling a garage door repair service, walk through these steps to see if you can identify and fix the problem yourself.


1. Identify the Problem - Is the door not opening or closing, is it making a loud noise, or something else?

If your garage door is not working properly, the first thing you should do is identify the problem. Is the door not opening or closing, is it making a loud noise, or is it something else? Once you know what the problem is, you can take steps to fix it. If the door is not opening or closing, you may need to adjust the tension on the springs. If the door is making a loud noise, it could be due to a loose part. And if something else is wrong, you will need to inspect the door to see what the issue is. By taking the time to identify the problem, you will be able to fix your garage door and get it working properly again.


2. Check the Springs, Cables, and Rollers for Damage or Wear and Tear

To keep your garage door in good working order, it is important to regularly check the springs, cables, and rollers for damage or wear and tear. Garage door springs are subjected to a lot of tension, so they can break or snap if they are not properly maintained. Cables can also become frayed or broken over time, which can cause the garage door to malfunction. Rollers can also wear down, making it difficult for the door to open and close smoothly. By regularly inspecting your garage door components, you can help ensure that your garage door will continue to work properly for years to come.


3. Lubricate all Moving Parts with Garage Door Lubricant

A garage door is a complex piece of machinery, and there are many moving parts that must work together smoothly in order for it to function properly. One way to keep your garage door in top shape is to regularly lubricate all of the moving parts with garage door lubricant. This will help to prevent rust and wear, and it will also make the door easier to open and close. Garage door lubricant is available at most home improvement stores, and it only takes a few minutes to apply. This simple step will help you avoid unnecessary maintenance issues, keep things working smoothly, and extend the life of your garage door system.


4. Tighten Screws and Bolts as Needed

Garage door hardware can loosen over time, causing the door to become misaligned or to even fall off entirely. To prevent this from happening, it is important to check the screws and bolts periodically and tighten them as needed. In most cases, a simple Phillips head screwdriver or socket wrench will suffice. However, if the hardware is particularly rusty or difficult to remove, you may need to break out the power tools. Once all the screws and bolts have been tightened, open and close the garage door several times to make sure that it is operating properly.


5. Reset the Opener if Needed

If your garage door opener is not working properly, you may need to reset it. To do this, first locate the "Learn" button on the garage door opener. This is usually a button that is programmed to reset the garage door opener when pressed, and is typically found on newer garage door openers. Once you have found the "Learn" button, press and hold it for about 6 seconds. After about 6 seconds, the garage door opener should be reset and should now be working properly. If your garage door opener still is not working after resetting it, you may have a more extensive issue that requires a professional to fix.


6. Call a Professional if the Problem is Too Complex or You are Uncomfortable Fixing it Yourself

Garage door systems can be complex and have many different parts that make them function. With so many moving pieces, they are subjected to a lot of wear and tear. If you are having problems with your garage door and are either unable to diagnose the problem on your own or if the fix is too big a job for a do-it-yourself project, it is best to call a professional. Garage door repair companies have the experience and the expertise to quickly diagnose the problem and make the necessary repairs. In addition, they have the tools and the parts that are needed to do the job right. So if you are having trouble with your garage door, do not hesitate to call a professional for help.


Working With Love Garage Doors

Love Garage Doors is dedicated to being your first choice for all of your garage door planning, maintenance, and emergency needs. If you need assistance with repairing, replacing or installing a garage door, our friendly and knowledgeable team is here to help. Additionally, if you experience an issue outside of our normal services, we will do everything in our power to help you find the solution you need as quickly as possible. Give us a call today  316-260-8049  if you are in the market for garage door repair or installation!

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What our customers are saying...

Lonnie is a subject matter expert concerning all things garage doors! He’s absolutely the best garage door repairman I’ve used to date. A clear, concise, transparent business model with the warranty to back his work. I highly recommend this local, small business veteran for all future garage door installations and repair.

~ Seth Thomas

Lonny came out in the evening to look at my old garage door that was janky at best. He gave me options of what he could do to make it better, including installing safety cables that were missing. In the end, I decided a replacement was my best choice. He installed it on a Saturday and did a fantastic job. He kept me updated throughout the day as the project went on. I don’t write reviews very often but wanted to tell others how impressed I was. The pricing was very fair I am very happy with the product.

In these troubling times of deceitful business practices and double talk, it is a Blessing to know that honest (Godly) people still exist. To state that Love Garage Doors does excellent work is not enough. If you choose to ask Lonnie "silly" questions, he will patiently take time to smile and give you answers and good ideas. His prices are competitive and his work is steady and true. He sets the bar high for others who compete!

~ Peggy Miles

Totally professional, terrific pricing and great expertise. No hidden charges. I had a complete garage door motor replaced, installation of a keypad and new clickers and new wall button. Lonnie explained every part of the process beforehand and when he left after only a couple of short hours - everything worked perfectly. I'm thrilled. Great company. Thanks again. You guys rock.

~ Tammey Stubbs

What People Say About Us - Reviews

Our spring broke on our garage door and we were able to get it fixed quickly and professionally on a Saturday! We recommend Love Garage Doors!
I first called Lonnie to install 4 large overhead doors on our new shop. He was always on time, hard working and prices very fair. He take his trade serious and knows all for garage doors. This last week after a late dinner out, the 18x7 on the house broke a torsion spring. Call Lonnie and he came over, went to the store for new springs and did it in short order. Again a very fair price and a happy customer.
Bob Mullen
Bob Mullen
The service was professional, prompt, and Informative. I now know what to expect from an older system. Could not have asked for more. Love Garage Doors gets a ten-plus rating and is number one in my book.
Matt Allred
Matt Allred
Lonnie is a very genuine and professional individual. I felt that he had treated me as if I was part of his Family. Very reasonable on the price and did not hesitate to come out and get our garage door working the same day I called. Excellent Service / Highly Recommend / Very Knowledgeable SUPPORT LOCAL BUSINESS OWNERS
S Parsons
S Parsons
Lonnie is very personable and easy to work with. Great customer service and took the time to explain things to me so I knew what he was doing and got a better understanding of how everything works. Would definitely recommend. Thanks again Love Garage Doors!!
Rita Jack
Rita Jack
Lonnie was great needed garage door and opener replaced, his prices was great very comparable and reasonable. Lonnie explained everything thing we needed to know about new door and opener warranty. He knows what he is doing also professional and knowledgeable. Great and friendly customer service. Love my new garage door/opener I would highly recommend Love Garage Doors. If I could give him 10 stars I would.
Lonnie did such a great job repairing our garage door. You could tell he knew what he was doing and was going to do the job right. Our garage door is original to our 1950s home and he had no problem fixing it right up! His prices were very reasonable and he’s a very nice guy. Highly recommend.
Rudy Garcia
Rudy Garcia
Woke up early to a broken garage door spring, unable to get the cars out of the garage. I called and was able to schedule a repair within a few hours even though it was before 6 AM. Direct price quote over the phone, too. Great customer service. Lonnie is very knowledgeable in his craft and answered any questions I had. Definitely recommend Love Garage Doors.
Roxie Brotsky
Roxie Brotsky
We needed a repair done on our garage door and called Lonnie at Love Garage Doors. He came to our home at the scheduled time and did the repair. Lonnie was prompt, polite and competent. We will contact him if we are ever in need of another repair and we would recommend him to anyone.
Aaron Baker
Aaron Baker
GREAT service. Came same day, no questions asked. Worked on my door to solve the problem, rather than just offering a “new door” to fix the issue. I greatly appreciated the honest suggestions, feedback, and courteous service. I would not hesitate to call Love’s again in the future. If I have a door issue, you can bet they’ll be my first call.

What Should You Consider When Choosing A New Garage Door?

Like any other home maintenance service like a new roof, your budget is one of the first things you want to consider when choosing a new garage door.

Why Should A Professional Install Your Door?

A professional knows the best qualities of a garage door and which features will work best for your home. Love Garage Doors, LLC works tirelessly to get the garage door tailored for your situation. We’re experts at garage door installation. We can reprogram openers, replace broken springs, and reattach cables when needed. When you want safe and quality garage door installation services, look no further; we have 25 years of mechanical experience.

Love Garage Doors has the equipment, skills, and experience to get quality results every time. We're not finished until each customer's needs have been met. We’re a good, old-fashioned, locally owned business that still believes in making friends with customers. Contact us at (316) 409-7313 to request an estimate.

Do you need a new garage door for your home or business? Before installing residential or commercial garage doors, a few things to consider are the door type, the material, the style, and, lastly, your budget. You should hire a professional for the installation process because it can be dangerous.

Our company services Wichita, KS, and the surrounding communities. More importantly, our customers trust Love Garage Doors, LLC. We only provide quality garage door repair and installation services. Also, we work with trusted manufacturers to provide our customers with the best quality garage doors and door products.

Our trained and experienced team safely installs garage doors that exceed customer expectations. The goal is to help our customers enhance the look and functionality of their homes or businesses, plus save money in the long run by offering the best garage installation services.

At Love Garage Door, LLC., we understand how choosing the best garage door, garage door opener, and other parts can be stressful. That’s why we will work with you every step of the way combining your preference and expertise.

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