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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.

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!

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.