Category Archives: Twin Cities Garage Door Company

Special Reserve Garage Door Installation in White Bear Township, MN

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This February has been crazy with warm temperatures and with warm temperatures we start to think of all the great things that spring and summer bring to Minnesota. Grilling outside, watching baseball, and the smell of fresh cut grass and bonfires in the air. Well when we spend so much time outdoors we start to notice our Garage Doors and the condition they are in. If your Garage Door is wearing down, rotting out around the wood, or just needs an upgrade for curb appeal you can trust the experts at Garage Door Repair Company to handle any installation for you. In White Bear Township we had a customer that had just a run-of-the-mill steel Garage Door that was white with standard raised panels and wanted to upgrade to something that would improve their curb appeal. They decided to go with a custom order Special Reserve Garage Door with stockbridge windows; the door turned out fabulous and really improves the way the house looks from the road.

Difference between Custom Orders and Stock Options

When choosing a new Garage Door we often talk about different things like panel style, window options, straps and handles, and different color options; these are many of our common stock doors that we install on a regular basis. However we also have some custom order options available as well if you are looking for something more than just a standard steel door. We have options that have wood panel overlays, smoked or feather etched windows, and larger panels to have a three panel door which ends up looking more like a carriage door. Our experienced technicians always come out for a free estimate to measure the Garage opening and show you all of the options you have available to ensure you receive the best door you are looking for.

Satisfaction Guaranteed

At Garage Door Repair Company customer service is always first on our minds when it comes to any installation or repair we complete at your home. Don’t just take it from us, check out our reviews page to see what our customers are saying. When getting a custom ordered Special Reserve Garage Door you want to make sure the door and installation is handled with care. These are very large and heavy doors and it is important that they are installed properly so that they will last for years to come. All our technicians are trained and certified to handle any installation professionally and will make sure you are happy with your purchase. Call 612-886-9606 or fill out our website appointment form today to get an immediate estimate for your repair or installation.

Broken Garage Door Cable Repair in Maplewood, MN

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The Garage Door is one of the things that should work the same way every day; you push the button on the remote control and the Garage Door Opener turns on and the door begins to open. You pull your car in the Garage and push the wall button and the door begins to close. This process happens more often in the day than most people realize and eventually something will break down. With such a large moving piece of equipment there are a lot of different moving parts and many of these things have a lot of strong tension on them. If you go to push the button on your remote and the door starts going up and suddenly something snaps and the door goes crooked you may have just had a Garage Door Cable break.

Dangers of Do-it-Yourself Garage Door Repairs

In Maplewood, MN we had a customer that had their Garage Door Cable Break in the morning when they were on the way to drop their kids off at day care. Often times this is a very inconvenient problem because you can never predict when a cable is going to break but unfortunately it is one of those things that will eventually break. This is where it is important to have a professional handle the repair because of the amount of tension that is put on these cables and if one snaps or pops off within the vicinity of any body parts it can actually cut in to your skin. For the customer in Maplewood, MN we were able to arrive at their residence on the same day within only a few hours and make the repair. Don’t let a Broken Garage Door Cable stop your day and make sure you call Garage Door Repair Company for guaranteed Same Day Service.

Causes of Broken Garage Door Cables

There are a few different ways you can avoid the inconvenience of a Broken Garage Door Cable. Maintaining the door, lubricating moving parts, or even having it replaced every few years. We also do have some thicker gauge cables that can be used to last longer than the standard cables. Here are a few other things that can be checked and maintained to avoid Garage Door Cables snapping:

  • Check your Bottom Brackets for Rust
  • Check your Bottom Seal for wear and tear or leaks
  • Make Sure your Aluminum Retainer isn’t Bent or Broken
  • Inspect where the Cables are attached to the Brackets
  • Lubrication of all moving parts

Whether it is your Garage Door Cable that breaks or any other repair that is needed trust the experts at Garage Door Repair Company with all your Garage Door needs. Call 612-886-9606 or visit our Contact Page to fill out one of our website appointment forms today!

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.

Torsion Conversion in South St. Paul, MN

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Often times our customers will inquire about purchasing a brand new Garage Door and price will be a huge talking point when we are giving out quotes. However a cheaper price does not always mean a good quality product. For example some of the larger corporate hardware stores will have Garage Doors for sale at a very cheap price and it seems like this is the route to go. However down the road when a Torsion Spring breaks or a Cable snaps, customers that have purchased these cheaper doors find out that the spring system that was installed, such as an easy-wind or torque-master system, cannot be repaired and that is when they must have a standard Torsion Conversion done.

This was the case for one of our customers in South St. Paul, MN where they had moved in to a new home and found that the seller had purchased a cheaper door replacement and now they had a broken spring on an easy-wind system. Many of the components of this system are made of plastic or other sub-par materials and are put together in a way that cannot be repaired but only replaced. The cost of the replacement is not cheap which is why we will always recommend that you have your Garage Door Installation done by one of our professional technicians at Garage Door Repair Company with a standard Torsion system in place to avoid having to do a costly Torsion Conversion down the road.

Components in a Torsion Conversion

Part of the reason we always recommend having your Garage Door Installation done by one of our professionals is the amount of parts and labor that go in to a Torsion Conversion. First you have to tear out the old system which is time consuming and dangerous and then install the new system. Here are some of the components that are involved in a Torsion Conversion:

  • New Steel Shaft
  • New Torsion Springs
  • New End Bearings
  • New Center Bearing
  • New Drums
  • New Center Plate
  • New Cables

All of these things are necessary when performing a Torsion Conversion in South St. Paul, MN or any part of the Twin Cities metro and are warrantied for 5 years from the date of Installation

Professional Installation

In the future when you are considering replacement of your Garage Door make sure that you have a professional installation done to avoid costly repairs in the future. Torsion Conversions can be done same-day and our technicians always have fully stocked trucks to meet any of your needs but getting things installed properly the first time is always recommended. For all your Garage Door repairs or installations needed trust the experts at Garage Door Repair Company to help you save money and headaches in the future.

Tune Up and Safety Inspection in St. Paul, MN

 

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June is National Garage Door Safety month and we at Garage Door Repair Company want to go over some things that many customers are not always thinking about when it comes to their Garage Door. Your door is the largest moving mechanical object in your home and it is very important to make sure it is safe and working properly. By having a tune up and safety inspection completed we can ensure that all your safety features are working on your Garage Door Opener and also take care of any preventative maintenance before any issues happen like a snapped cable or the door fall down unexpectedly. We cover the entire Twin Cities metro area and are based out of St. Paul, MN so call today to have your tune up and safety inspection completed.

What to Expect with a Tune up and Safety Inspection

There are many different emergency repairs that may happen with your Garage Door but to avoid emergencies or having your car stuck inside the Garage you can have a tune up and inspection done. This way you can have your entire door and opener checked over and make sure you avoid any issues. Here are a few things to expect during a tune up and safety inspection:

  • Track Adjustments
  • Adjusting Spring Tension
  • Testing all safety features
  • Identify any rust
  • Identify any major concerns that need immediate attention
  • Offer quotes on all repairs or replacements that may be needed
  • Lubrication of all moving parts

These are just a few of the things we will cover in a tune up and safety inspection and we can typically provide repairs and replacements if needed. We always have fully stocked trucks to take care of all your Garage Door Repair and Installation needs.

Quality Repairs

We always guarantee that your repairs will be long lasting by providing the highest quality parts and the best customer service. Even with a tune up and safety inspection we will offer repairs that are backed up by parts and labor warranties. Just fill out one of our website appointment forms and a live person will contact you within ten minutes. Call 612-886-9606 to ensure your Garage Door is working safely and smoothly.