Has your garage door started making really strange or annoying sounds lately? This can be a huge issue and should definitely be checked out by a professional. In some cases though it could simply be that your garage door hinges or springs just need to be lubricated. You may not know the difference initially, but once you have a technician out to check up on the door they can give you some hints. They will be able to tell you if the issues is simply needing to lubricate hinges or springs and then let you know how you will know in the future. This can save you a ton of money on calling out a professional garage door tech every time your door starts to make strange sounds…because you will be able to assess if it is something you can handle on your own.
If your springs or hinges need lubrication that is something you can do on your own. We would recommend asking someone at your local hardware store for instructions and which lubricant is best, but the process is pretty simple. For anything else that might need to be done on your garage door we would suggest having a professional do it, you really don’t want to mess with a hundred pound door and crazy force being contained in the springs. Always better to be safe and make sure someone who is an expert is doing the meaty work.