The repair of your overhead automatic garage door is not usually a common task, but it does happen. We tend to take for granted that it will work forever, just as it always has, but even as efficient as the device usually is, there can be needed repairs from time to time.
One thing that the homeowner can do is to always make sure that the bolts are kept tightened on the hinges that hold the door partitions together. These tend to come loose regularly, and if too loose, the door can buckle.
Tension spring at the back up at the top can loose its tightness, and need replacing after a long period of time. This helps the door go up and down and takes a lot of strain off of the motor.
The rails that the door rollers travel up and down on should also have their bolts tightened from time to time on the frame in the front of the garage for the same reason as the hinges need tightening.
It is a good idea to have a garage door repair Austin technician come by at least once a year to give your automatic door a good check-up and by doing so, you will nip possible future repairs in the bud.