What you Should know
Smart homeowners know that garage door upgrades deliver some of the best returns on investment compared to other home improvements. Garage doors have evolved to meet the functional needs and esthetic tastes of homeowners. Manufacturers can make everything from the typical plain white/Almond steel raised panel door found throughout the country to exotic materials that cost tens of thousands.
Garage doors have become architectural features and design elements to enhance the look of a home. The choices are almost endless since manufacturers can combine steel, aluminum, glass, vinyl, fiberglass, wood, composites, and other materials to construct your unique door. With different choices in design, textures, and colors, a homeowner can create an infinite array of possibilities.
We refuse to sell low-quality doors made from thin gauge steel to “bait” prospects with the lowest price. However, that doesn’t mean that we don’t do our very best to deliver the best value for your dollar on quality products. We’ll help you select the perfect door for your home from a wide selection of door manufacturers.
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.
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.
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.