Don’t Be Lazy, Repair Your Garage Door Already!

broken garage doorYou know the many reasons to fix your garage door. A repaired door makes your home look better, keeps your valuables and vehicle safe, gives you piece of mind and is an inexpensive fix. You probably aren’t lazy. You probably need to figure out what the problem is and where to go to get help.

Read on to find out how garage door repairs can be done quickly and inexpensively.

1) Fixing trim and panels

Most garage doors are sectional doors, meaning they roll up section by section toward the garage ceiling. When one of the panels is dented or loose this can become a functional problem. The same is true for trim that is worn or dangling. You want to fix this problem before damage is done to the tracks or springs.

You can fix this problem yourself with a do-it-yourself kit available at most home improvement stores, but you might be better off calling in a professional if the damage is severe. Most professionals are able to fix panels, trim and seals for under $150.

2) Getting rid of grinding and humming noises

These noises occur when tracks and mechanisms aren’t lubricated or if debris is caught in the track. This fix is one you can accomplish on your own. Clear the debris and lubricate with WD-40 or lubricant designed especially for garage doors. These are the only types of lubricants you should use. If the problem persists, you’ll have to call in the professionals to repair the tracks.

This kind of repair falls within the range of $100 to $175 dollars.

3) Replacing faulty cables

Of all garage door problems, this is the one you’ll want to fix. It’s also the one you’ll want to fix through a professional service. A snapped cable can cause injury to yourself or your car. No one wants their garage door falling like a guillotine.

A professional service will charge, on average, $150 to $200.

4) Rewiring circuit boards, remotes and sensors

Unless you have an electrical degree, this is another fix that has to be done by the professionals. Fortunately, sensor issues are a reasonable $50 to $75.

If your keypad doesn’t light green and the door won’t open, all you’ll need to do is head to the hardware store for a relatively inexpensive battery. If this doesn’t seem to be the issue, then there could be a problem with the circuit board.

Circuit boards are a bit trickier and a bit pricier than a battery, but are well worth the cost. What’s the point of having a garage door at all if it doesn’t close properly? Circuit boards and the necessary re-setting of remotes will cost approximately $100.

5) Replace a busted spring

This problem will occur to every garage door eventually. Springs break. They are also the one broken mechanism that is best replaced by professionals. Spring replacement prices vary, so you might want to shop around. The average spring replacement charge is within the $200 range, although some companies will charge up to $300.

After reading through all this, you probably noticed that garage door repairs rarely exceed $200. Now you know what to look for, and what to expect on your bill. Don’t be lazy, repair your garage door already!

G-Brothers Garage Doors is a Colorado based garage door repair and service company; they repair, install and replace garage doors – and everything in between. With thousands of satisfied customers, they can tailor our garage door installation and repair services to fit your individual situation and needs.