Category Archives: Minneapolis Garage Door Company

Give the Gift of a New Garage Door Opener this Holiday Season in the Twin Cities

Garage Door Opener InstallationDo you have a family member or close friend that has often complained about their Garage Door Opener or maybe a tech savvy friend who would like to be able to control their door from anywhere? Well at Garage Door Repair Company we may have a solution for you! It may not be something you are thinking about right now but the technology of Garage Door Openers has advanced to a degree that giving the gift of a new updated Opener with a built in gateway could be the perfect gift for a friend or family member. Many of our customers around the Twin Cities have recently updated their openers in light of the cold weather coming, contact us to find out what we can do as a gift for a loved one.

Our Selection of Openers and Features

When we talk about updated technology with openers we are of course talking about smart phone integration. These days you can do pretty much everything right from the palm of your hand with a smart phone so why not be able to control your Garage Door from around the world. Here are some different openers we have available along with different features:

  • DC Chain Drive Openers for a much quieter but cheaper option
  • Belt Drive Openers, something quiet but quality that will last
  • Jackshafts that will mount on the side instead of overhead leaving more space for storage
  • MyQ Smart Phone integration with built in wireless gateways
  • Built in battery back-ups so if the power goes out the opener continues to function
  • Wireless Keypads for easy access from the outside
  • Multi-button remotes to control all your doors from one remote

Whatever feature or type of opener your friend or loved one may want for this coming holiday season; Garage Door Repair Company has them all. Call today to find the best gift for yourself or friends and family, we will even include installation of the unit within the pricing and a minimum 5 year warranty.

Quality Service

Included with any installation of a new Garage Door Opener we will inspect your entire door to make sure it continues to function for years to come. We always offer options as solutions and will never push anything on you that you may not want. Check out our reviews page just to see the quality of our service and then visit our contact page to fill out a website appointment form or call 612-886-9606 today!

Stripped Gear and Sprocket Assembly in Minneapolis, MN

Stripped Gear On LiftMaster Opener

Have you ever gone to open your Garage Door and when you push the wall button nothing happens but you can still hear the motor running inside the Garage Door Opener? Usually this means you have a Stripped Gear and Sprocket Assembly and it needs to be repaired or have a new Opener installed. One of our customers over in Minneapolis, MN was having this issue with his opener and we identified that the gear had stripped out inside the Opener so it was just spinning and not matching up with the other gears. We were able to provide options between repair or replacement and the customer opted to go with a full replacement.

Causes for a Gear and Sprocket Problem

This is a very common issue with Garage Door Openers that can be caused by a few different things that may be happening with your Garage Door. Your opener has a sprocket on top of the opener that is spun by a gear down inside the opener which is then also matched up with another gear from the motor. When there is a lot of stress from your Garage Door it can strip the gear inside or break the sprocket head off up top. Here are some common causes of this issue:

  • Running your Garage Door with a Broken Spring
  • Springs are not balanced properly
  • Running your Garage Door with a Broken Cable
  • The Chain on your Opener was too tight
  • Running the Door with binding sections

Solutions for a Gear and Sprocket Problem

Whatever the problem is that caused your Gear and Sprocket Assembly to break down we can offer many different solutions between repairing and replacing the issue. We can repair just the Gear and Sprocket Assembly or offer a completely new Opener with all new components that you won’t have to worry about for years to come. This is a common problem so it is important to be aware of all your options, we also have multiple replacement options that could even upgrade your features with things like a wireless gateway built in. Whatever repair or replacement option you choose Garage Door Repair Company will make sure it is installed properly and backed by a minimum 5 year warranty. Call 612-886-9606 today or visit our Contact Us page to fill out a website appointment form.

 

New Garage Door Replacement in Crystal, MN

new-doorAt Garage Door Repair Company we often talk about having your Garage Door and Garage Door Opener inspected to perform any preventative maintenance so that you can avoid any headaches in the future. Sometimes we find that it has gotten to the point where you may just want to replace the entire Garage Door. This was the case for one of our customers in Crystal, MN; they had moved in to their home within the last year but had inherited a cheap sub-par Garage Door. Initially the door worked fine for them but over time it started to jam when closing and even the panels began to crack. We explained to the customer that we could repair the door to the point of getting it functional again but there was nothing we could do about the cracks that were forming on the panels and it would only get worse. They opted to have the door replaced completely and now have peace of mind that they have a quality Garage Door for years to come.

Quality Garage Doors

At Garage Door Repair Company we only used the best quality products when it comes to repairs and installations of your Garage Door. There are a lot of components that many customers don’t consider when purchasing a new door but can really make a huge difference in the long term use of your door and the opener. Even the little things like what type of rollers are being installed, plastic or nylon, will make a big difference in the grand scheme. Here are a few other things to consider with your new Garage Door purchase:

  • Having a Standard Torsion System installed.
  • Panel Style.
  • Insulation and what grade of insulation.
  • Window options and whether you want insulated glass.
  • Color Schemes.
  • Decorative Options like straps and handles.

These are just a few things to consider with your Garage Door purchase and all of our trained experts can help guide you through the process and help select the best option for you and your home.

Guaranteed Same Day Service

We guarantee same day service at Garage Door Repair Company; that includes even having your Garage Door completely replaced. We keep many different styles and colors in stock at all times and depending on what you are looking for we can also fully install these options on the same day that you call. Check out our reviews page and then fill out a website appointment form to find out what Garage Door Repair Company can do for you!

24 Hour Repairs in Minneapolis, MN

photo_eyesIt is never easy when something breaks down and it is even worse when it happens unexpectedly. It can throw off your entire schedule and if something breaks down late at night you don’t want to have to wait until morning to have it repaired. Especially when the thing that has broken down is your Garage Door or Garage Door Opener. Sometimes the Garage Door can get jammed open due to a broken cable or torsion spring or the Garage Door Opener may stop working and now your door won’t close properly. Garage Door Repair Company offers 24 Hour Repair Service to meet all of your emergency needs. Over in Minneapolis, MN we had a customer that had an issue with their Garage Door Opener happen at the end of the night when they were locking down the house to go to bed. This customer was concerned about leaving the Garage Door open overnight with their cars and valuables exposed. Even though it was 7:30 PM when the initial contact was made we were still able to have a technician out to their residence within an hour. We were able to make the repair and get the customer’s Garage Door closed and locked down for the night.

Garage Door Repairs

There are a lot of different Garage Door Repairs or Installations that may be needed in your home and at Garage Door Repair Company we are always fully prepared to handle any problem same-day even if it’s in the middle of the night. That is why it is so great to have 24 Hour Repair Service available in Minneapolis, MN or any of the surrounding Twin Cities Metro Area. These are a few of the repairs that we can do same-day:

  • Broken Torsion Spring
  • Broken Cable
  • Bottom Seal Replacement
  • Roller Replacement
  • Garage Door Opener Replacement
  • Track Adjustments

The list goes on and on and that is why we always have fully stocked trucks to meet any repair needs or installations same-day.

Garage Door Installations

Sometimes the repairs that need to be done can be so overwhelming and so expensive that it just makes more sense to have the Garage Door replaced. We can also offer same day installations of Garage Doors as long as it isn’t a special ordered product. We keep most standard doors in stock and can always work around your schedule to take care of your Garage Door Installation. Check out our facebook page for thousands of pictures of different installations and repairs we have done. For any repair or install, any time, call Garage Door Repair Company at 612-886-9606 or visit our Contact Page.

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.