DIY or Pro? Your Guide to Garage Door Repairs in East Scotland

February 22, 2024

A faulty garage door can be a real pain in the neck, especially in unpredictable Scottish weather. Whether it’s refusing to budge, making strange noises, or letting the elements in, fret not! This guide, courtesy of Fix My Garage Doors, will equip you with the know-how to tackle common garage door issues yourself or decide when it’s best to call in the professionals.


Safety First: Before diving in, remember safety is paramount. Garage doors involve powerful springs and moving parts, so always disconnect the opener and secure the door before any repairs. Wear sturdy gloves and safety glasses for added protection. Now, let’s get to it!


Troubleshooting 101:

  • Won’t budge? Check the obvious first: Is the opener plugged in and the circuit breaker tripped? Batteries in the remote dead? If all’s good, there might be a problem with the opener itself. For complex issues, it’s best to call Fix My Garage Doors.
  • Grinding, screeching, or clanging? Listen closely to pinpoint the source. Dirty or misaligned tracks, worn rollers, or loose hardware can all be culprits. Clean tracks with a degreaser, lubricate rollers with silicone spray, and tighten loose bolts. If persistent, professional attention might be needed.
  • Uneven movement? Check the tracks for bends or misalignment. Use a level and gently adjust if necessary. Remember, don’t attempt to bend tracks with major damage – call Fix My Garage Doors for safe replacement.
  • Remote woes? Replace batteries and ensure the signal isn’t blocked. Still no luck? The remote or receiver might be faulty. We can diagnose and fix the issue at Fix My Garage Doors.
  • Security concerns? Ensure the auto-reverse function works properly and replace worn-out sensors. Consider upgrading to a security system for added peace of mind. Fix My Garage Doors can advise and install.


DIY or Not?

For minor issues like cleaning tracks, lubricating rollers, or tightening loose bolts, you’re likely good to go with some basic DIY skills and our handy tips. However, remember:

  • Safety first, always. Don’t attempt repairs beyond your expertise or comfort level.
  • Complex issues like broken springs, cable replacements, or opener malfunctions require professional attention. These involve high tension and specialised knowledge to avoid injury or further damage.
  • Need a new door? We offer top-quality garage doors at Fix My Garage Doors, expertly installed to match your needs and budget.


Fix My Garage Doors: Your Scottish Garage Door Experts

At Fix My Garage Doors, we understand the importance of a functioning garage door, especially in our Scottish climate. We offer:

  • 24/7 emergency repairs: Because garage door problems don’t wait for convenient hours.
  • Qualified and experienced technicians: We know our stuff and fix it right the first time.
  • Competitive prices and transparent quotes: No hidden fees or surprises.
  • High-quality parts and materials: Built to last in the Scottish weather.
  • Friendly and professional service: We treat you like a neighbour, not just a customer.


So, if your garage door’s giving you grief, don’t hesitate to call Fix My Garage Doors at 07767836529. We’ll get your door back in tip-top shape, fast and hassle-free! Remember, a well-maintained garage door not only adds security and convenience but also improves your home’s curb appeal and value. Now get out there and enjoy that fresh Scottish air without garage door worries!