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Garage Door Repair Near Austin & San Antonio

Garage door repair is a common service in homes across the United States. A garage door is what keeps your house and your car from being left outside in bad weather. In order for your garage door to be effective, each part needs to be working properly. Here at ServiceBasix Garage Doors, we are fully licensed to perform garage door repair near San Antonio, Austin, and Dallas TX. When you need assistance with getting your garage door up and running, your local repair company can answer any questions or concerns you may have!

Most garage door repairs consist of replacing parts. Replacement parts include rollers, tracks, hardware, door sensors, springs, rollers, track tracks, and tracks. We group garage door repairs into three general categories. The groupings are (1) garage door springs, (2) garage door openers, and (3) the door and related hardware. When it comes to garage doors, everything affects everything else. Continuing to operate a door after a garage door part malfunctions will lead to collateral damage. We’ve witnessed a $10 part failure turn into a $1000+ door replacement, all because the occupants continued to use the door. Instead, give us a call at the first sign of an issue to schedule same day garage door repair in Austin or San Antonio.

Common Garage Door Repairs

Garage Door Spring Repair

Residential garage doors typically use either extension springs or torsion springs. Most new doors use Torsion springs. Some small light doors can use extension springs mounted above the left and right horizontal track.

With continuous use, all garage door springs will eventually break. A lot of factors impact how long springs will last. Temperature, usage, door weight, proper spring size, number of springs, quality of the spring, spring rating … the list goes on and on.

All too frequently, whether it was done intentionally or due to ignorance, we find the wrong springs installed by some garage door companies. The wrong springs can result in catastrophic damage to the door, the door opener, and other door components.

Our trained technicians know how to compute the correct spring specifications (you have to use a bit of math), and they only install the proper springs for your door.

If you plan to stay in your home for a long time, consider upgrading your torsion springs with our LIFETIME guaranteed springs. This guarantee covers all future parts and labor charges in the event the torsion spring breaks for as long as you own your home. We exclusively use oil-tempered springs, which we consider the best quality.

Our standard 10,000 cycle springs have a life expectancy of 7-10 years for most homeowners with typical use. Our garage door spring prices are published here.

Garage Door Spring Replacement

Garage Door Repair Dallas TX

Garage Door Opener Repair

Opener malfunctions can be a simple as an electrical breaker tripping — which costs nothing to correct. But if it's circuit board replacement, the cost can skyrocket to almost as much a brand new opener.

We can frequently repair garage door openers . However, just as with older cars, sometimes it makes economic sense to replace an old opener, particularly when the repair costs are high.

Your technician will always explain the options available to you. If replacement makes sense, you will receive several choices of features and benefits that meet your needs. (See our garage door opener prices).

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If garage door panel repair isn’t practical, replacing one or several panels can sometimes save our customers an entire new door. The hinges and wheels or garage door rollers need to be tightened and lubricated annually. Failure to do preventative maintenance will shorten the life of your door.

The tracks that attach the entire unit to the building structure must be rigid and aligned to avoid the door from going “off-track.” A crashed door results from one or more of the rollers detaching from the track. When the rollers fall out, the cables that connect the door to the springs may also fall off the garage door cable drum. In severe cases, doors have crashed on vehicles, and they can cause injury to untrained people trying to fix it by themselves.

In most instances, our technicians can place your door back on track unless the door sustained permanent damage. Our garage door and component repair prices are published here.

Garage Door and Component Repair

The most common door is the sectional garage door. These doors have dozens of hardware components that can break or wear out with use. The three most important of these are the springs, the panels, and the cables. The key to fixing any type of garage door is to get the parts together, and then to determine what went wrong so that you do not make the same mistake again. A common mistake made by homeowners is that they often fail to inspect the doors themselves before making repairs. They often underestimate the amount of time it takes to diagnose a problem.

The construction of a door begins with a panel frame. Frames are susceptible to cracking and often delaminate from the skin. Metal door skins are prone to denting when impacted by heavy objects like balls or car bumpers. Surfaces will split from stress caused by misalignment. Our technicians may be able to salvage a panel by repairing or reinforcing minor cracks and other damage.

Garage Door Repair Near Me

FAQ

If your garage door refuses to open, there could be a couple of reasons behind it. Most commonly, there’s something wrong with your garage door opener. If your opener isn’t working, your garage door won’t be able to function. You also may have broken garage door springs or cables. 

Garage repair costs vary depending on the repair that you need. Usually, garage door repairs will fall somewhere between $100 and $700. The price also depends on if you need to replace any parts or your garage door opener. 

Hearing strange noises from your garage door is not a good sign. If you hear grinding noises, it typically means your parts are in trouble. It can be a sign of their age or that they need a tune-up. Garage door tune-ups can greatly increase the lifespan of your garage door parts. With a tune-up, your parts will be cleaned and lubricated, which will help them function much better.

We strongly discourage homeowners from replacing their springs if they are not certified technicians. It can be quite a dangerous task because of the tension that springs hold. We don’t want you to injure yourself or a family member. Give the experts a call and we’ll take care of it for you.

Most insurance companies do not include garage door repair in their coverage. However, this does depend on your company and their policies. The exception tends to be weather damage. If your garage door is broken due to a tornado or hurricane, repairs may be covered by insurance.

Read Our Reviews

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P. Anthony

Garage door repair. The expeditious follow up and appointment was appreciated. Repair done quickly.

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Lindsey M.

Quick service, excellent customer service! Edison went above and beyond to not only repair the issue he was called out for, but also went out of his way to also do some preventative maintenance to ensure our doors will remain in good shape. I highly recommend ServiceBasix for any garage door maintenance or repairs anyone may need.

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Rose T.

The people on the phone were very helpful to work around my schedule. The tech let me know when he was going to arrive. Repairs were done quickly. Highly recommend.