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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!

Tune up and Safety Inspection in Coon Rapids, MN

Rusty Cable & BracketWe have gotten past the Holidays, moved in to the new year of 2017, and just like that it is already almost the end of January.  Next thing you know it will be summer and you might start looking at your Garage Door more and more as the sun starts to come out and we spend more time outdoors. However at Garage Door Repair Company we believe you should always be thinking of your Garage Door whether it is cold or warm. It is the largest moving mechanical object in your home and you want to make sure it is functioning properly and safely year round. That is why we offer Tune Up and Safety Inspections to make sure your door is working and also let you know if there are any concerns you as a customer should know about so we can perform some preventative maintenance.

Customer in Coon Rapids

In Coon Rapids, MN we had a customer call us out to perform a Tune Up and Safety Inspection on their Garage Door and we were able to identify that the Garage Door Opener was not up to Minnesota State Code. It was missing the safety eyes that use and auto-reverse feature if a child or car was to go under the door as it was closing. The opener was also manufactured in 1992 so it was over twenty years old and that code did not go in to effect until the mid-nineties. We were able to offer the customer replacement options and install a brand new LiftMaster Professional Garage Door Opener to ensure safety for their property and family.

Benefits of a Tune and Safety Inspection

We were able to greatly help our customer in Coon Rapids because we perform an inspection on everything involved with the Garage Door. This also includes the Garage Door Opener and all safety features; here are some of the work we will do with a Tune Up and Safety Inspection:

  • Identify Any Rust
  • Identify Cables that may be unwinding and will break soon
  • Balance Torsion Springs
  • Check for worn or plastic rollers
  • Check Limits and Forces on Opener
  • Make sure all safety features are working
  • Make Recommendations for Preventative Maintenance
  • Lubricate all moving parts

At Garage Door Repair Company all of our technicians are full trained to handle any and all repairs you may need whether it is just a Tune Up and Safety Inspection or and Emergency Repair. To schedule any appointments check out our contact page or call 612-886-9606.

Broken Spring in West St. Paul, MN

Broken Garage Door Spring Repair Mendota Heights, MinnesotaWe are nearing the end of 2016 and winter is just around the corner; even though it is still September, now is the time to start thinking about your Garage Door. Today in West St. Paul we had a customer have their Torsion Spring break a few days ago and wasn’t really in a rush to get it fixed since their car was parked outside. That may be the case right now but as the temperatures begin to drop, as the always do in Minnesota, our customers will start to park inside their Garage and if something does happen you can get stuck inside at the wrong moment. This is where things like our tune up and inspection programs can come in handy to identify and perform preventative maintenance so these things don’t happen.

Things to Look for to Avoid Broken Springs

About ninety percent of our customers are not thinking about their Garage Door on a regular basis and usually that’s when problems can occur. We do always offer guaranteed same day service with 24/7 emergency services as well but why not have your Garage Door checked out now to avoid those emergencies? Here are some things to look for in performing preventative maintenance:

  • Regular Lubrication of all moving parts.
  • Look for rusty torsion coils.
  • Check your cables and bottom brackets for rust.
  • Maintain records of most recent repairs performed.
  • Call a trained technician when dealing with broken springs.

Whether you are looking to avoid emergencies or have an emergency happen to you make sure you call the experts at Garage Door Repair Company first. We are the number one rated Garage Door Company in the West St. Paul and surrounding areas.

Quality Service

Quality repairs are the most important thing to all of us at Garage Door Repair Company. We want to be your go to Garage Door company and create customers for life which is why we only use the best products, no plastic! Don’t just take our word for it, check out our Google reviews page to see what some of our customers have said. Then, give us a call at 612-886-9606 and experience Grade A Quality Service for yourself.

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.

Torsion Conversion in South St. Paul, MN

Torsion System

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.