My garage door bracket is starting to pull out from the top panel of the door. Some friends of mine have pointed me to a opener reinforcement like the one linked below but others have suggested mounting a steel plate to the door and using the existing bracket. I am concerned that the Home Depot reinforcement wouldn't stand the test of time. Does anyone have any experience with either of these methods?
Steve, from the looks of the picture it appears as though part of the bracket is fastened to wafer board. In this cas it may pay you to put a steel plate (1/8" should suffice) under the bracket for support. Hover I do suggest doing it to both sides, since it is a matter of time before the other one loosens. Good luck!