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Broken Spring Replacement in Mendota Heights, MN

Broken Garage Door Spring Repair Mendota Heights, MinnesotaThere are some common repairs with Garage Doors and then there are some uncommon repairs with Garage Doors. Broken Springs are probably one of the most common types of repairs that we do with Garage Doors and it can happen to you at any time. In Mendota Heights, MN we had a customer who had just come home from vacation when their spring snapped. Often times it can sound like a gun just went off because there is so much tension on those springs that when they break it can be very dangerous. This is why you always want to trust your Torsion Spring Replacement with an expert. This will ensure that the job is done properly, safely, and you won’t have any other issues in the future. For the Mendota Heights customer we were able to get a technician out immediately after they contacted us and get their Garage Door up and running again within hours.

Always Request a Free Estimate

In this industry there are a lot of different spring systems and also different sized springs; this is why we always offer a free estimate to determine exactly what you have and give you all your replacement options. Sometimes we get customers calling looking for exact price quotes over the phone and while we can certainly offer ballpark numbers and also guess a little bit we usually do not like to make it a guessing game. We don’t want to show up to your home under a false pretense and then find out that it is something completely different. Here are some things to look for:

  • Store-bought doors
  • Plastic Parts
  • Extension Springs
  • Roll-up doors
  • Oversized doors

These are the kinds of issues we can run in to if we try to guess over the phone about what it is that you have and often times we get it wrong and it just creates confusion. So in the future make sure to take advantage of our free estimates and let our experienced technicians deliver on our award winning customer service.

Trust the Best and We Will Handle the Rest

At Garage Door Repair Company we are always working hard to make sure our customers are happy and satisfied. This is the main reason that we started this company was to make sure we focus on customer service first. With this in mind we always be guided to delivering the best experience possible. So trust the best and we will handle the rest means that you won’t need to find another Garage Door company every again! Just fill out our website appointment form or call 612-886-9606 to find out!

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.

 

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.

Broken Torsion Spring in Vadnais Heights, MN

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With the weather finally warming up in Minnesota not many of our customers are thinking about their Garage Door any more. Now is the time where you just want to open up the door, take out the grill and some lawn chairs and maybe have a cold beverage and relax. If you suddenly have a broken torsion spring that could really put a kink in your summer plans especially if it is on a weekend. This was the case for one of our customers over in Vadnais Heights, MN; they were having a graduation party the following day and suddenly had a torsion spring snap. It happened on a Saturday afternoon and the customer was concerned about finding someone to take care of the repair; we were able to have a technician out within two hours of the initial contact to make sure the grad party went off without a hitch.

Twenty Four Hour Service

At Garage Door Repair Company we are available twenty four hours a day and seven days a week. Whether it is a broken torsion spring, broken garage door opener, or if you are in need of an entirely new door we understand it can be a huge inconvenience which is why we always want to be available for you. It can be a very frustrating process trying to find good quality work when it comes to repairing your Garage Door so don’t just take it from us, check out our reviews page just to see what some of our customers are saying. Even if you have a custom sized torsion spring we can usually provide some sort of solution even if it is temporary while we have your custom sized springs made. Don’t hesitate to call right now, yes now, even it is one in the morning and enjoy our quality twenty four hour service.

Free Estimates

We always offer free, no obligation, estimates for all your Garage Door repair and installation needs. Sometimes it is difficult to diagnose over the phone just what is exactly wrong with your Garage Door or Garage Door Opener so we always have fully stocked trucks when we come out to diagnose the issue so that we can offer a free estimate but also take care of the repair right there. So call 612-886-9606 today or fill out one of our website appointment forms to schedule your free estimate.

Tune Up and Safety Inspection in St. Paul, MN

 

Garage Door Opener Installation

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.