The standard garage door Repair
We will be out to repair your opener within 4 hours or we will waive the service fee.
During normal business hours
Garage Door Opener Repair that is Convenient For You!
- Same Day Service
- All Phone Calls Answered By Live Operator 24/7
- Sunday Appointments Available At No Extra Charge
- Evening Appointments Available At No Extra Charge until 8:00pm, if scheduled by 5:00 P.M.
- 24/7 Emergency Service Available. When we say 24/7… We Mean It!
Call Today For Same Day Opener Repair or Replacement!
Common Problems With Garage Door Openers
Here are some of the most common problems seen by our technicians:
- Sagging Chain/Belt
- Flashing Lights
- Door Hums But Does Not Move
- Remote Not Working
- Wall Button Not Working
Garage Door Opener Repair vs Replacement
Garage Doors – To Repair or to Replace?
It is not always clear to know if your garage door needs to be repaired or replaced. Sometimes the problem looks real bad as in the above picture but are fairly easy to resolve if you know what you are doing. The likely problem here was that the door came down on something and a cable slipped off one of the drums. Most of the time situations like this have been compounded by someone that is trying to fix it themselves. What probably happened next was someone looking at the door that was a little out of level and thought: “if I just loosened this screw………….” It’s like one of those situations with a bad outcome that began with: “Hey, watch this!” If the door didn’t have any structural damage before it may now.
Some manufactures are fairly reasonable about the cost of replacement section and others have such a high opinion of their product that section replacement becomes financially unrealistic. A good rule of thumb we use is: if more than two sections are damaged to the point that they need to be replaced you are approaching the cost of a new door. It just depends on how emotionally attached you are to your old door. You might think replacing a couple of sections should be a lot less expensive than a whole door but it is something like buying your car a piece at a time at the parts counter; that would cost a fortune!
Only our customers know the limits of their finances, how much and how long they intend to use their door, and what they expect It to look like. We are there to advise, offer options and solutions but in the end, it is your decision.
If you’re still not sure, be sure to call us at The up and down garage doors. We can often tell what’s happening even over the phone.
Why Do Garage Door Openers Fail?
When it comes to Garage Door Failure, the biggest culprit is lack of maintenance.
You can have an older garage door out there; but if it’s properly maintained, it will work as good as or better than newer garage doors that aren’t being cared for.
“Garage doors are the largest moving part of your house. Yet it is the least maintained.”
The spring on your Garage door should last for decades, but if it is unevenly tensioned, it can break much, much sooner.
The motor should give good service for years and years, but if the belt or chain or screw isn’t properly lubricated, or it’s fighting to pull the door up a warped track or to overcome un-lubricated rollers, you could be wearing that motor out before it’s time.
Want a quick and dirty way to see if your door is suffering from lack of maintenance?
Disconnect it from the electric operator and then open and close it by hand — using muscle power and the spring alone to raise and lower the door. If it operates smoothly, it’s still in need of some preventative maintenance, but the door itself is probably in decent shape.
If it’s rough going, you’re door is in need of some definite TLC.
But the biggest reason to get preventative maintenance isn’t just to keep your door running smoothly and prevent breakdown.
The biggest reason is safety. More on this later, but first, let’s talk about how people mess up the maintenance on their garage door when they try to do the job themselves…
Do not hesitate to call us today at any of our locations to learn more about our openers. We will be happy to answer any further questions.