When you have a broken garage door, or if it just needs maintenance, your first instinct may be to call a local repair firm. While there are some great organizations out there, this is often expensive. Additionally, these companies may not work around your schedule. The truth is that working with a local garage door repair company is often inconvenient.

Here at DIY Garage Door Parts Online, we feel confident that you can do it yourself, while saving time money. We offer you the parts and the resources to make it easy. Whether you know what the problem is, or you need our help to troubleshoot, DIY Garage Door Parts Online is here for you.

Hinges are one of the seemingly simplest parts of the garage door. After all, all hinges are the same—right? There are several different types available. You will see that we sell several styles here at DIY Garage Door Parts Online.

How Do You Know Which Hinge You Need to Purchase?

First, look at the hinge you are replacing. In many cases, you will find that the number is stamped on the metal where you can read it. You may need a magnifying glass to see the number, as it can be quite small, at times.

However, sometimes this may have worn off or, if the hinge is rusted, it is unreadable. If this is the case, you will need to measure the hinge to identify the size and determine what the correct replacement hinge would be.  Follow these steps to make sure you order the right garage door hinge.

  1. Place the hinge on a completely flat surface.
  2. Measure the distance from the bottom of the garage door hinge to the center of the top hole.
  3. This range will help you decide on the correct hinge—based on the simple chart below.


Distance                               Hinge Number

5/8" to 3/4"                        1

7/8" to 1"                            2

1-1/8" to 1-1/4"                 3

1-3/8" to 1-1/2"                 4

1-5/8" to 1-3/4"                 5

These dimensions are based on industry standards, so there can be some slight variation from manufacturer to manufacturer. As long as the measurement you get fits in the range, you should find that the fit is secure.

Quality Matters

Here at DIY Garage Door Parts Online, we only sell the best. We offer heavy-gauge garage door hinges. This means that if you take care of the hinges and properly maintain them, you are sure to experience long life for these parts. The last thing we want is for you to have parts that break again shortly. Therefore, by investing in heavy-duty hinges, you are investing in your future.

How Difficult Is Hinge Installation?

Like many aspects of repair and maintenance of your garage door, replacing a hinge is quite straightforward. There are just a couple of nuts and bolts holding the hinge in place. Make sure you follow the current installation pattern and reinstall your new hinge the same way your old one was installed. If you want to learn more about all types of simple garage door repairs, check out the videos and other instructional guides we offer.

Hinge Maintenance

Once you have installed your new hinges, make sure you take care of them. Some simple maintenance tasks will keep the hinges looking good and working well for years to come. Every six months or so, make sure you inspect your hinges to make sure there are no cracks or damaged areas. You may want to lubricate your hinges too—to keep the hinges from developing rust and at the same time helping your door operate smoothly and quietly.

Why Choose DIY Garage Door Parts Online?

When you decide to take care of repairs and maintenance yourself instead of working with a garage door repair company, you know you are saving time and money. However, why should you choose DIY Garage Door Parts Online? The reasons are numerous.

First and foremost, we are 100% devoted to your satisfaction. Customer service is our top priority. We will work with you to make sure you get the parts you need when you need them. Secondly, we carry the best brands and the best quality products at great prices. You will appreciate this. Shop around and prepare to be impressed. Finally, garage door parts are all we do. Why search through a superstore looking for just the right piece when you can shop with us and find it with little effort?

As you can see, DIY Garage Door Parts Online is your garage door hinge resource. Browse our hinges or check out our videos for more information about repair and maintenance. Additionally, we invite you to connect with us on social media. We have an active page on Google+ and YouTube, and our team would love to hear from you. Thanks for checking us out!