Category Archives: Minneapolis Garage Door Service Company

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!

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.

Garage Door Won’t Close in St. Paul, MN

Door Stuck Halfway

As a homeowner you trust that your Garage Door will go up and down consistently every time so it can really be frustrating if your door won’t close suddenly. Or similarly, you go to close your door and about halfway it stops and goes back up. Your Garage is a place that you store valuable things such as your car and other items that may be kept for storage so you don’t want to leave your home or go through an entire night with these things exposed. In St. Paul, MN we had a customer that was experiencing this issue where the door would almost close all of the way but then pop back up. Our experienced technicians at Garage Door Repair Company were able to figure out that the door wasn’t running very smoothly and the safety features in the Garage Door Opener were sensing that resistance and causing the door to reverse.

Symptoms and Solutions to this Problem

Today’s modern Garage Door Opener has many safety features that are built in to the software to avoid things like coming down on your child or pet, closing and crushing your car, or leaving your door open once you have already left the premise. Here are a few symptoms and solutions to the problems that may be happening if your Garage Door won’t close:

  • If your door is not running smoothly the opener will think that it is hitting something and go back up.
  • If your child or pet walks underneath the door it has sensors that will cause to go back up.
  • Same thing happens if a vehicle is parked underneath the Garage Door, if it comes down and hits the car it will sense that and reverse.
  • We can perform a tune up and get your door running smooth again or adjust/fix any safety features that may be malfunctioning.

Whatever the issue is, trust the ones who know at Garage Door Repair Co to get your Garage Door running smoothly again.

Safety Comes First

At Garage Door Repair Company safety always comes first when it comes to repairing your garage door. That is why we always check all safety features any time we perform a repair, we don’t want you to have more issues than expected just days or weeks after we left. We always provide all options to make sure that your Garage Door will continue to function for years. Call 612-886-9606 or visit our Contact Us page to fill out a website appointment form today!

Dented Garage Door Panel Replacement Coon Rapids MN

Dented Garage Door PanelWe all know that accidents can happen at any time, it happens quite often in the Garage Door Repair field. One of our most recent customers had someone run into their garage door. This caused the bottom section to bow as well as left a dent on the front of the door. The homeowner didn’t want to have to replace the entire garage door so we were able to track down the exact section needed for replacement. We were also able to take care of a few minor issues with the garage door to ensure smooth operation for years to come.

Is it cheaper to replace a panel vs replacing the entire door?

In most cases panel replacement will be the cheaper option, however if multiple panels have damage it may be worth the extra money to just replace it entirely. Also one other thing to consider is how old the door is. If your door is older the paint has likely faded, when the new section is installed it will likely not patch since the paint finish will be new. This can however be fixed by re-painting the entire garage door. Every scenario is different which is why we always offer all of our customers free estimates. This allows us to give you options on repair and replacement so you can make the best choice for your home.

How do I know what type of panel I need?

There are many different types and models of garage doors. The easiest way to determine what kind of door you have is by looking on the side of the garage door. There is typically a sticker with manufacturers information on exact make, model, and size. This can be very helpful if your trying to track down a part or panel. Here is a list of the most common types of garage doors:

  • North Central
  • Haas
  • Clopay
  • Wayne Dalton
  • Amarr
  • Door Link
  • CHI
  • Hormann

There are many more brands of garage doors but these are the most common that you will find in the Twin Cities Metro. If you are unable to locate a tag or sticker to determine your door, feel free to schedule one of our free estimates. We will come to your home figure out exactly what type of door you have and find the part you need. To schedule an appointment simply call 612-886-9606!