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How to Repair a Garage Door

Overhead garage doors, whether they roll up in sections or swing up in one piece, operate on spring tension. The door moves on metal tracks on the garage walls, and a heavy spring or springs provide the power.

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not really curb appeal, but wish I had this in our old home that had a pull-through garage door to the backyard.

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from The Family Handyman

10 Vital Home Maintenance Tasks You'll Regret If You Forget

Coat the overhead torsion springs mounted above roller tracks with a garage door lubricant. All springs will eventually break because of metal fatigue and/or corrosion, but lubing them at least once a year will make them last longer. Spraying can be messy; it's smart to protect the wall behind the spring with a piece of cardboard. Garage door lubricant is available at home centers. Lube the rollers, hinges and track while you're at it. Learn more garage door maintenance tips.

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How to make a Barn DOOR..... 3, 4 ft. strips of flat bar, .25" x .75" 2 garage door pulleys 2 mending plates 2 door stops 1 pressure treated 1x6 mending plates were bolted to the pulleys, and screwed onto the door.

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