If your garage door isn’t working as well as it once was, you may need to replace a part or two. Replacing spare parts doesn’t need to be complicated, but finding them can sometimes be difficult. Not all companies sell parts individually and you’ll find it difficult to get the part you need sometimes.
Fortunately, you have a few options when it comes to finding those elusive parts.
Second Hand Forums Look online to see if anyone has the part you need. Facebook marketplace is one good place to start looking, but there are a number of other sites that will provide you with access to a larger net of people who have garage parts to sell.When you purchase second hand or used, you need to be sure that there are no issues with the piece. Keep in mind that while it will replace your worn out part, it may also be somewhat worn and will not last as long as a brand new option.
Door Supply Stores Some hardware stores and door supply stores will have what you’re looking for. It’s best to call ahead, however, since they may not carry many parts. If possible, have a part number on hand when you go to call. Often, these are larger stores that carry a wider variety of options, so you may need to travel if you’re not in a city centre. This can be a bit of an annoyance, but you will have a new part that should have a guarantee and will last for a long time.
Garage Door Shops Finally, you can go directly to the source by contacting a shop that specialises in garage doors. They will have the parts you need and usually offer a wide variety so you can be sure that you’ll find what you need. Many of these shops offer online help, so you can simply write them to see if they have your make and model and the part you need.
From there, you can see if the piece can be shipped. In most cases, the company will even come to you to install the part, unless you really want to do it yourself. The advantage of this is that the installers will be experts in garage doors, so they can complete the job much faster than you would be able to.
Are you looking for a specific garage door piece? Contact Kay Garage Doors today to find the piece you need.