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Give the Gift of a New Garage Door Opener this Holiday Season in the Twin Cities

Garage Door Opener InstallationDo you have a family member or close friend that has often complained about their Garage Door Opener or maybe a tech savvy friend who would like to be able to control their door from anywhere? Well at Garage Door Repair Company we may have a solution for you! It may not be something you are thinking about right now but the technology of Garage Door Openers has advanced to a degree that giving the gift of a new updated Opener with a built in gateway could be the perfect gift for a friend or family member. Many of our customers around the Twin Cities have recently updated their openers in light of the cold weather coming, contact us to find out what we can do as a gift for a loved one.

Our Selection of Openers and Features

When we talk about updated technology with openers we are of course talking about smart phone integration. These days you can do pretty much everything right from the palm of your hand with a smart phone so why not be able to control your Garage Door from around the world. Here are some different openers we have available along with different features:

  • DC Chain Drive Openers for a much quieter but cheaper option
  • Belt Drive Openers, something quiet but quality that will last
  • Jackshafts that will mount on the side instead of overhead leaving more space for storage
  • MyQ Smart Phone integration with built in wireless gateways
  • Built in battery back-ups so if the power goes out the opener continues to function
  • Wireless Keypads for easy access from the outside
  • Multi-button remotes to control all your doors from one remote

Whatever feature or type of opener your friend or loved one may want for this coming holiday season; Garage Door Repair Company has them all. Call today to find the best gift for yourself or friends and family, we will even include installation of the unit within the pricing and a minimum 5 year warranty.

Quality Service

Included with any installation of a new Garage Door Opener we will inspect your entire door to make sure it continues to function for years to come. We always offer options as solutions and will never push anything on you that you may not want. Check out our reviews page just to see the quality of our service and then visit our contact page to fill out a website appointment form or call 612-886-9606 today!

Garage Door Opener Installation in Maplewood, MN


Garage Door Openers are something that are often taken for granted these days, we have become so accustomed to automated doors that we never really think about them until they break. Especially living in Maplewood, MN the cold temperatures can create havoc on our automated openers. One of our customers in this area had suffered a Broken Spring on their Garage Door and because of the cold weather their opener went down at the same time. We were able to come out within 24 hours of the initial contact and replace both torsion springs and install a new Garage Door Opener. This customer now has peace of mind that their Garage Door and Opener will continue to work for years to come.

Reasons You May Need a New Opener

There are many different types of Garage Door Openers and also many different reasons that you may consider replacing yours. There are belt drives, chain drives, screw drives, sidewinders, jackshafts, the list could go on and on for different types of openers but here are some things to consider for why you may need to replace your Opener:

  • Running the Opener with a broken spring
  • Running the Opener with a broken cable
  • Stripped Gear
  • Limit Switch has gone bad
  • Broken Chain
  • Broken Belt
  • Stripped Cradle
  • ETC

There are many different reasons to replace your Garage Door Opener but more important than that is the features that will go in to your new Opener:

  • Digital Limit Switch
  • Wireless Keypads
  • Timed Closure
  • Soft Close System
  • MyQ Technology (Smartphone Integration)
  • Wireless Gateway Built In

Whatever features or type of Garage Door Opener you choose, Garage Door Repair Company can provide all solutions.

Peace of Mind

Having a new Garage Door Opener installed will give you peace of mind for years to come. We only use the highest quality openers and parts when we complete our installations. On top of that we also warranty the parts and the labor for a minimum of five years and same day service is guaranteed. Visit our reviews page to see what other customers are saying about our great service, after that visit our contact page to fill our an online web appointment form or just pick up the phone and call 612-886-9606 and always get a live person! Call today!

Gear and Sprocket Replacement in Anoka, MN

There areGear and Sprocket many common problems that can happen with your Garage Door; broken springs, broken cables, cracked panels, and garage door openers, however, one of the issues your Garage could have that is not even visible is a broken Gear and Sprocket Assembly. In Anoka, MN we had a customer that had a broken spring but had continued to run her Garage Door Opener, by doing this with a broken spring it can either break or grind down the Gear and Sprocket Assembly inside the Garage Door Opener itself. Being that it is inside the opener it is not something that is an obvious repair and difficult to identify without proper training. Often times you have to take the entire Garage Door Opener apart including the motor just to get at the gear. Although it is a slow process the experts at Garage Door Repair Company can accomplish this in a timely fashion and within the same day if needed.

Identifying the need for a Gear and Sprocket Replacement

When your Gear and Sprocket Assembly breaks or strips it is not a very common problem and is typically a one-time repair in the life of the Garage Door Opener. There are a few different ways to identify whether or not this is a repair you may need on your Garage Door. If the opener motor makes a noise as though it should be working but the arm attached the door does not move at all then the Gear may be stripped. If the door goes down but then when you try to run the door up it jerks back and forth then the Sprocket may be broken. There are a few other ways to identify this but it is best to have a trained expert check it out to make sure it is the proper fix.

Causes of a Broken or Stripped Gear and Sprocket Assembly

There are a few common repair problems that can ultimately cause a broken or stripped Gear and Sprocket Assembly. If any of these things happen make sure to release your Garage Door from the Opener Rail. Here are some of those problems to look out for:

  • Broken Springs
  • Broken Cables
  • Cracked or Broken Sections
  • Broken Hinges

Those are just some of the common problems, if you make sure to release your Garage Door from the opener when these repairs need to be done you will help to ensure that the Gear and Sprocket doesn’t get stripped or broken. For any of these problems make sure to call 612-886-9606, our experts are available 24 hours a day.

Garage Door Opener Installation Minneapolis, MN

Garage Door Opener Installation Minneapolis, MinnesotaIt’s amazing how we as a society can take so many things for granted. Something as simple as being able to push a button and have your garage door go up or down without breaking a sweat. This was not the case for a recent customer we had in Minneapolis, MN. This particular customer had been lifting her door by hand for years, and was finally sick of lifting the heavy door herself. We were able to not only install a New Garage Door Opener, but also able to fix the Garage Door Rollers to ensure safe and proper operating. When we were done the smile on the customers face was priceless, she was so relieved we were able to complete the installation for her same day! Now for this Minneapolis consumer there will be no more early -20 degree mornings of waking up and lifting the garage door by hand.

Problems with Hand Lifting Garage Door’s

It may be hard to believe but there are still many people who lift the Garage Door Manually. There are some major concerns for people who still take this route to open and close the garage door:

  • Injury to one’s self
  • Damage to garage door sections
  • Cable detachment from drum
  • Crooked garage door
  • Rollers popping off track

Many people just assume that the garage door is supposed to be heavy, this however is not the case. The Garage Door when lifted by hand should weigh no more than 10lbs when the door is in the closed position and should not want to fall down when it is left open. If your garage door does not meet these requirements it is due to a Lack of Spring Tension or in some cases the wrong spring may have been installed on the garage door. Forcefully lifting the garage door can cause many issues to not only yourself but the garage door as well. Which is why having a Garage Door Opener Installed is very important to ensure even lifting and closing pressure throughout the cycle.

What Garage Door Opener is Right for You?

Sometimes it may be hard to know what Garage Door Opener is right for you.  At Garage Door Repair Company we offer only the highest quality Garage Door Openers to our Minneapolis/Twin City Customers. LiftMaster offers a wide variety of garage door openers, from chain drive, belt drive, even side mounted jackshaft openers. Most of the time the big debate is what HP to go with, which is why at Garage Door Repair Co. we offer free onsite estimates. We will come out assess your particular garage door needs and give you our professional recommendation. Our trucks are fully stocked and in most cases the installation process can be completed same day! Minneapolis customers can schedule an appointment by calling 612-886-9606 or by simply filing out our online appointment form.

Garage Door Opener Installation St. Paul MN

Garage Door Opener Installation St Paul MNWhether you’re looking for a garage door opener initial installation or any other services related to the “health” of your garage door in St. Paul MN, The Garage Door Repair Company has you covered. With years of experience in both garage door opener replacement and repair, we’re ready and willing to handle any issues that you may encounter related to your garage door.

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