Stripped Gear and Sprocket Assembly in Minneapolis, MN
- Tuesday, 01 November 2016 13:17
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
- Tuesday, 04 October 2016 13:54
At 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!
Dented Garage Door Panel Replacement Coon Rapids MN
- Tuesday, 28 June 2016 15:58
We 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
- Wayne Dalton
- Door Link
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!