Helpful information with
common garage door repairs
ATTENTION: One of the most significant contributing factors to the 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 door.
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 zero because we can't do one spring unless you only have one. Two springs are $300.
In case you have 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 standard spring.
openers.We recommend the LiftMaster belt drive openers because the gear assembly lasts longer due to low maintenance and quiet operation.
A basic LiftMaster opener for a one car garage
door will cost $600 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 LiftMaster belt driven
replacement for $700 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. The door came down on the car or other obstacle and ripped the bolts out. The door is still on the track. Service call $89 plus parts if needed. The $89 should cover re-drilling and getting the door working.
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 additional 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.