If you like taking care of your home on your own, then you do not look for service technicians or contractors, you look for parts to do your own work. These are the following 4 places to look for overhead garage door parts that you should use when hunting particular pieces of hardware or equipment:
1) It might be obvious, but it is still worth mentioning: the Internet is the place to shop for almost anything these days. Garage door parts can be found on general retail and e-commerce sites, although you can usually order straight from the websites of the actual manufacturers. After-market parts and generic replacements can also be found through Internet giants like Amazon and eBay.
2) Your local home improvement retailer is a place to check that might not come to mind at first. While you are not likely to find every part you need to put up a garage, parts that commonly need replacing are likely to sit on the shelves on at least one aisle of these massive stores.
3) Construction and renovation trade shows are worth a visit. When one comes to town, you can expect suppliers to have tables and booths to sell cheap yet effective parts and supplies to contractors and construction supervisors stocking up on things. Visit yourself for a wholesale deal.
4) Believe it or not, garage sales and yard sales are a place where you can sometimes find overhead garage door parts. Before a family hosts such a sale, they go through their home, including their garage, and find anything and everything they are not using to put on sale. You might be shocked how often parts, ranging from garage door parts to even car parts, wind up on a sales table at such an event on a Saturday morning.