Category Archives: Garage Door Roller Repair

Tune up and Safety Inspection in Coon Rapids, MN

Rusty Cable & BracketWe have gotten past the Holidays, moved in to the new year of 2017, and just like that it is already almost the end of January.  Next thing you know it will be summer and you might start looking at your Garage Door more and more as the sun starts to come out and we spend more time outdoors. However at Garage Door Repair Company we believe you should always be thinking of your Garage Door whether it is cold or warm. It is the largest moving mechanical object in your home and you want to make sure it is functioning properly and safely year round. That is why we offer Tune Up and Safety Inspections to make sure your door is working and also let you know if there are any concerns you as a customer should know about so we can perform some preventative maintenance.

Customer in Coon Rapids

In Coon Rapids, MN we had a customer call us out to perform a Tune Up and Safety Inspection on their Garage Door and we were able to identify that the Garage Door Opener was not up to Minnesota State Code. It was missing the safety eyes that use and auto-reverse feature if a child or car was to go under the door as it was closing. The opener was also manufactured in 1992 so it was over twenty years old and that code did not go in to effect until the mid-nineties. We were able to offer the customer replacement options and install a brand new LiftMaster Professional Garage Door Opener to ensure safety for their property and family.

Benefits of a Tune and Safety Inspection

We were able to greatly help our customer in Coon Rapids because we perform an inspection on everything involved with the Garage Door. This also includes the Garage Door Opener and all safety features; here are some of the work we will do with a Tune Up and Safety Inspection:

  • Identify Any Rust
  • Identify Cables that may be unwinding and will break soon
  • Balance Torsion Springs
  • Check for worn or plastic rollers
  • Check Limits and Forces on Opener
  • Make sure all safety features are working
  • Make Recommendations for Preventative Maintenance
  • Lubricate all moving parts

At Garage Door Repair Company all of our technicians are full trained to handle any and all repairs you may need whether it is just a Tune Up and Safety Inspection or and Emergency Repair. To schedule any appointments check out our contact page or call 612-886-9606.

Broken Cable in Bloomington, MN

blog pic 1The Garage Door is often times considered a luxury of life that not many of us are really thinking about, of course, until the Garage Door breaks down. There are many different problems that can occur with the Garage Door but one of the more difficult repairs is when a broken cable happens to your Garage Door. This often times will happen when the door is opening or closing and because of the weight of the door being supported by the Torsion Springs the door will end up going crooked and jamming completely. In Bloomington, MN we were out servicing a customer for some new bottom seal and new precision bearing rollers but while we were inspecting the entire Garage Door we found that their cable was down to only a few steel threads and was about to snap at any moment. We were able to replace their cables before they broke which can cause even more damage and costs.

Don’t Wait Until it Breaks

It is always a good recommendation to have your Garage Door inspected at least once per year for any damages, safety concerns, or just a good old fashioned tune-up. Especially living in Bloomington, MN or any other area of Minnesota we know the harsh conditions we can go through with the weather; the hot humid summers and the brittle cold winters can really take a toll on your Garage Door and your cables. If a Broken Cable occurs with your Garage Door it can cause a lot more problems than just the repair and replacement of your Broken Cables which is why we always say don’t wait until it breaks and get your Garage Door inspected yearly.

Other Problems a Broken Cable Can Cause

When a Garage Door Cable snaps there are many other concerns that need to be looked at and possibly repaired, here are a few of those concerns:

  • Crooked Door Causing Bent Panels
  • Bending and Twisting of the Track System
  • Roller Heads Popping Off
  • Broken Bottom Brackets
  • Broken Hinges
  • Bending or Breaking of the Rail
  • The Entire Door Falling out of the tracks and possibly damaging vehicles inside the Garage
  • The Door Could Fold in on Itself

These are just some of the concerns that can happen and when this does happen it can end up being very costly. If you have your Garage Door properly maintained you can often times avoid these kinds of emergencies. Check out our customer reviews just to see what kind of service you are guaranteed to receive. Get your peace of mind and always have the experts at Garage Door Repair Company inspect and maintain your Cables and any other Garage Door concerns in Bloomington, MN and the entire Twin Cities area.

Broken Garage Door Cable Hugo, MN

broken cable hugoThere is nothing worse than waking up and getting ready for a busy day when SNAP! Your Garage Door Cable Breaks… Now your door is likely crooked, possibly hanging out of the tracks. There go all your plans you had made for the day right? This was recently the case for one of our Hugo, MN customers. Our customer called assuming their plans for the day were not going to happen, but we were able to rush out repair the garage door same day! The door was in need of a lot of work, we replaced the cables, bottom brackets, rollers and bent track and it now runs better than ever. The homeowner was also able to go about the day and resume the plans they had made. Not every problem has ruin the day, especially if you have a company that has your back!

Are Garage Door Cables Dangerous?

As most people know Garage Door Repair is not typically a DIY project. This is most certainly the case when it comes to Garage Door Cables. The cables are constantly under immense tension from the Torsion Spring System. With hundreds of pounds of torque, serious injury or even death can occur without the proper tools, and training. When a cable breaks the garage door often times goes crooked, we recommend you do not try to run the Garage Door Opener. This will only cause further damage to the door or opener which in turn will up your repair costs. Here are the most common reasons for a cable to break:

  • Rust or Corrosion: Rust is the number one reason why cables break, slowly but surely rust will eat away the threads of the cables until they can no longer support the weight of the garage door.
  • Fraying: Cables can also fray, this is less common but still happens quite regularly. It is important to check cables often.
  • Broken Spring: A broken spring can also lead to a broken cable, when a spring breaks the weight of the garage door is often increased which causes more weight to rest on the cables.Repaired Cable Hugo

Whatever the cause don’t let a broken cable ruin your day, be sure to call the experts at Garage Door Repair Company. We always offer Same Day Service, and our trucks come fully stocked to handle any problem you may have. To schedule simply fill out our online appointment form or call 612-886-9606.

Damaged Garage Door Replacement St. Paul, MN

St Paul Damaged Garage Door ReplacementWorking on Garage Door’s over the years we understand that accidents happen. Seeing doors that have been run into with cars or stuck on a shovel. There are many accidents that happen every day. It is our job to try and at least make the experience you have with getting the accident repaired a fast, and friendly one. We pride ourselves on our customer service as well as our ability to get your Garage Door back in working order ASAP! Recently one of our customers in St. Paul Minnesota accidentally ran into his garage door. Unfortunately the door was damaged beyond repair. We were able to work around the customer’s busy schedule to get the Garage Door Replaced that very weekend. We replaced the damaged door with our Hormann Gemini 2100 model. This door is readily in stock for emergency purposes to ensure fast turnaround time. We have many colors to match a variety of homes including: white, sandstone, brown, almond. If you are looking for a more custom design or color, we can always place a special order with a turnaround time of 1-2 weeks.

Benefits of Using a Professional Garage Door Service

There are many projects around the household that are DIY friendly, Garage Doors however are typically not the case. Yes, you can buy Garage Door from hardware stores, but the quality of product you are getting is not even close to the same product we offer.. At Garage Door Repair Company we only use the highest quality parts the garage door industry has to offer. We also stand behind all of our products with long lasting warranties. Here is a list of the upgraded parts you will receive compared to that of a store bought garage door:

  • Professional Torsion System (This system is a huge upgrade from the easywind system used on most store bought doors)
  • Precision Bearing Rollers (A nylon roller with 13 ball bearings with seals to prevent failure compared to a plastic roller with 0 ball bearings)
  • Steel Plate End Bearings (easywind doors use plastic end bearings that often fail early and make loud squealing noises)
  • Upgraded Hardware (Include thicker gauge hinges, tracks, jamb brackets, thicker cables)

These are just a few of the benefits of getting a professionally installed Garage Door, but perhaps I left out the most important one. You get a professional technician to install the garage door for you.  This allows you to rest assured that the door will work right the first time and for years to come! If you’re thinking about replacing your garage door call for a free onsite estimate 612-886-9606.

Commercial Garage Door Seal Repair Hudson Wisconsin

Commercial Seal RepairWhen running a business anyway you can reduce cost is always a plus. Recently in Hudson Wisconsin we had a company who was having issues with cold air flow coming into the shop. This was increasing their heating bill; the problem was traced back to the garage door. The outside weather seal had ripped away from one side of the garage door as well as the bottom seal was completely worn out. After noticing a spike in their heating expenses they decided it was time to get the problem resolved immediately. After setting up a same day Garage Door Repair, we were able to get both the side and bottom weather seals replaced, forming a nice tight seal with no air flow. The company was extremely happy that this problem was resolved within 24 hours of the repair request.

Fixing Commercial Garage Doors

Commercial Garage Door Repair is most certainly not a DIY project, the amount of tension on these doors far outweighs that of a Residential Garage Door. Garage Door Repair Company specializes in all Garage Door Repair big and small. We make sure to carry all the proper tools to get the job done in a timely manner. In many cases for Commercial Doors parts may need to be ordered to fit the doors specifications. Here is a list of repairs Garage Door Repair Company can complete commercial doors:

  • Garage Door Spring Repair
  • Garage Door Cable Replacement
  • Garage Door Roller Replacement
  • Garage Door Weather Stripping and Seal Replacement
  • New Commercial Garage Door Installation
  • Complete Garage Door Replacement

This is just a few of the services we offer to Commercial Properties. We always offer same day service to the Hudson, Wisconsin area, we understand the inconvenience of a broken garage door. Especially for a business who relies on their door to operate properly in order to run a business. The longer your door isn’t working the more business you may be losing. Get your company back up and running same day with Garage Door Repair Company. Simply call 612-886-9606 or visit our contact us page to schedule an appointment today! Remember this is what we do, let us help you keep your business on track.