Helpful information with
common garage door repairs
ATTENTION: One of the biggest
contributing factors in door opener and spring
failure is the overall balance of your door. I
have noticed over the years when I go out on a
service call to repair damaged parts the main
culprit is always an imbalanced
spring repair. Sometimes the cost
of spring repair will vary depending on
how many springs you have installed. It is
common practice to change out all of the
springs if one happens to fail.
This is a good precaution and will save you the
cost of what is sure to be another service
call. The cost for one spring is $145 out the
door. Two springs is $195. Basically each
additional spring is $50. There is an
additional labor fee of $20 when we change out
In case you have a custom size springs don’t
worry. We will come out and have them cut to
size the same day and the cost is the same as a
openers. We recommend the Linear
brand of openers because the gear assembly
last longer due to the addition of an oil
A basic Linear opener for a one car garage
door will cost $265 installed out the door and
can be installed the same day. It takes from 30
to 45 minutes tops for the installation.
Stripped out gears. Here is
an example of a typical Lift Master 1/2 horse
power door opener with stripped gears. This
opener lifted a two car garage door. Replacing
the gears is possible but it's really not worth
We recommend a linear belt driven
replacement for $355 out the door, and that's
installed. This opener comes with a lifetime
warranty on the motor and belt. We have only
had three belts break since 1996.
Door. Door came down on the car
or other obstacle and ripped the bolts
out. Door is still on the track. Service
call $89 plus parts if needed. The $89
should cover re-drilling and getting the
The door doesn’t shut all the way and when
it's opened it doesn’t go all the way up.
Service call $89. This could be a simple
adjustment but you never know. If we need to
replace a part, there would be an addition cost
for that part.
off the track or cables snapped.
A normal service call should do the trick.
If the cable is snapped you will need
another set of cables which runs
approximately $30. Replacement rollers run
between $5 and $12 each depending on the
style. No extra charge for putting the new
rollers on and on most jobs it's covered
under the $89 service charge.