To many homeowners, the garage door is an essential part of the house and if it properly maintained should last for many years. However, there may come a time when some of the garage door hardware may have to be replaced to keep the door functioning as it was designed to do. A garage door is actually fairly simple, once it is understood how they work and by knowing how the different pieces of garage door hardware work together can make it easy to figure out which piece needs to be replaced to restore a non-working door to service.
The garage door is usually the biggest piece of moving equipment in the home and it is used more frequently than most other doors in the home. With this frequent use parts will wear out and require replacement. With the exception of torsion springs to assist with lifting the door, most garage door hardware can be replaced by the homeowner with a little knowledge and a few tools.