Most garage doors are built to last three decades or more, but over time, wear and tear can become evident. Moreover, many of the parts that make up the door may breakdown even faster, necessitating garage door repair. If you are having problems with your garage door, no matter how small or large, you must hire a garage door repair professional.
Garage Door Repair Costs
The average cost for garage door repair, according to Home Advisor, ranges from $147 to $600 depending on which parts require service. Some components, like the springs, cannot be repaired and must be replaced. Then there are those parts that demand more labor than others. Other factors that may affect cost are directly related to garage door build (e.g., style, material, and finish). Therefore, it’s always going to be in your best interest to contact a local, insured professional for an accurate quote.
Common Garage Door Problems
Garage Door Won’t Close all the Way
There are several potential causes for why the garage door won’t close all the way. The most common involves the photo-eyes. The photo-eyes should be perfectly level and clear of any obstructions. These sensors activate the auto-reversing mechanism, ensuring the door doesn’t close if an obstacle is identified. The opener light will typically blink after unsuccessfully attempting to close the door. You must contact a professional if the photo-eyes are damaged, or if after readjusting and cleaning them, they are still not operational.
Broken Garage Door Springs
Every garage door system requires springs, either extension springs, or torsion springs. The springs counterbalance the weight of the door each time it opens and closes. This operation counts as one complete cycle with standard springs having a limited supply of cycles. The number of years they will last depends on specific daily usage.
Over time, garage door springs will eventually wear out, necessitating their immediate replacement. You may also want to consider investing in high-cycle springs. For just a few dollars more, you get double the lifespan. Because the springs are under immense tension, this is one repair job best left to a professional.
Off-Track Garage Door
The horizontal and vertical tracks are held securely in place with brackets. Attached to the brackets are rollers. The rollers allow the door to move up and down the tracks during operation smoothly. The tracks must be completely straight and clear of any dirt or debris. Bumping into them with a heavy object, like your car, can cause dents or damage.
Though minor dents may be bent back into place using a rubber mallet, more substantial impact damage can cause the door to jump off track. An off-track door poses significant safety risks, requiring the door to be professionally repaired, immediately. The rollers may also need professional replacement. Thirteen ball nylon rollers are designed to provide quieter operation as well as with a longer lifespan than standard rollers.
Noisy Garage Door
Though some noise is to be expected – especially true with chain-driven openers – an incredibly obnoxious sounding door is usually screaming “lubricate me.” Specific parts require semi-annual lubrication. The tracks may also need to be cleaned using a damp cloth. Opener isolators may mitigate vibration noises as well. Hire a professional to silence your noisy garage door once and for all.
Contact a Garage Door Repair Professional
Sun Devil Garage Door can diagnose and repair all your garage door issues. We will provide you with an accurate garage door repair estimate before beginning any work. Our trucks are stocked daily with specialized equipment and replacement parts, ensuring most problems can be repaired, the same day.
Our team of dedicated professionals is ready to serve all your garage door repair, garage door installation, and garage door service needs today. Contact us at (480) 838-9397 for more information or to schedule an appointment. For a limited time only, we are offering $50 off any garage door repair service, so don’t delay; schedule your appointment today.
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